Just to be clear, on the off chance that Winds of Winter (George R.R. Martin) actually gets realized this coming year, then you can ignore everything on here and assume I’ll be reading A Song of Ice and Fire from the cover to cover, then taking my time with Winds of Winter.
Otherwise, this is my reading list for 2017. Some I’ve already read so they’ll be a quick revision, others are more reference material. It is a lot. However, by the end of the year I want to level up on a number of my Product Management skills.
In no particular order:
2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
3. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded by Don Norman
4. Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan
7. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean Series) by Alistair Croll
8. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience by Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden
9. Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations by Stanley J Slater, Jakki J Mohr & Sanjit Sengupta
10. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries
11. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey Moore
12. High Management Output by Andrew Grove
13. Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today’s Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth by Sean Ellis & Morgan Brown
14. The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win by Steve Blank
15. Agile Product Management with Scrum: Creating Products that Customers Love by Roman Pichler
16. The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
17. The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
22. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
23. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff & Irving Geis
24. The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen
25. Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
26. On Writing by Stephen King
27. Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher
28. Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager by Michael Loop
29. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
30. Cracking the PM interview by Gayle Laakmann McDowell & Jackie Bavaro
31. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte
32. Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan
33. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Anything I should add to the list? Any I should prioritize? Any I should replace with a better version on that topic?