The field of Product management is broad as the job demands diverse skill sets ranging from Strategic thinking to day to day execution excellence involving  complex stakeholder management, effective communication and analytical skills.  Here is a list of curated books that can help you develop such skills.

Customer Empathy

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman


Although not specific to product management, this book by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman explores the two systems of thought that drive decision-making and can provide valuable insights for understanding user behavior.

“Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love” by Marty Cagan

A must-read for product managers, Marty Cagan provides practical advice on creating successful and innovative products by understanding customer needs and leveraging technology.

“Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” by Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal explores the psychology behind habit-forming products and provides insights on how to create products that users can’t resist.

Product Strategy

“The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries

Eric Ries introduces the Lean Startup methodology, emphasizing the importance of rapid iteration, validated learning, and a scientific approach to creating and managing startups.

“The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail” by Clayton M. Christensen

Christensen explores disruptive innovation and the challenges faced by established companies when dealing with emerging technologies.

“Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice” by Clayton M. Christensen

Another gem by Christensen, this book dives into the theory of Jobs to Be Done (JTBD) and how understanding the true job your product fulfills can lead to successful innovation.

Analytical skills

Lean Analytics” by Ben Yoskovitz and Alistair Croll

This book combines two titles that emphasize the principles of Lean methodology and how to use analytics effectively to drive product development.

“Measure What Matters: Online Tools for Understanding Customers, Social Media, Engagement, and Key Relationships” by Katie Delahaye Paine

A comprehensive guide on measuring the impact of your product and marketing efforts, focusing on key metrics that matter for your business.

Execution excellence

“Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days” by Jake Knapp

Written by a design partner at Google Ventures, this book introduces the concept of a five-day sprint for product development, focusing on solving problems and testing ideas rapidly.

“Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler


Effective communication is crucial in product management. This book provides tools and strategies for handling crucial conversations and resolving conflicts.

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