Resources

Books

There are so many great books I’ve enjoyed this past year, so I’ll just highlight a couple that I would recommend as gifts.

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Tools

A good journal

Leuchtturm1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook

Although I do most of my work on my laptop, there are times when I prefer to take notes the old-fashioned way. In fact, research has shown that writing notes (rather than typing) helps you retain information better. I prefer this journal that has dotted pages so that you can easily create boxes and diagrams.

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset

Sennheiser CX 5.00i Black In-Ear Canal Headset

Most PMs work in open workspace environments, so a good pair of noise-canceling headphones is a must-have to help them block out the noise and focus on making their products even better. I love my Sennheisers! You will have a hard time finding earbuds as good and affordable as these. Plus, they have a good microphone which is a bonus if you’re doing a lot of calls from your desk.

Podcasts

Product Management – 100 Product Managers

This is Product Management | The #1 Podcast for Product Managers

Masters of Scale — hosted by Reid Hoffman

Rocketship.fm – Business Explored.

The Product Experience – Mind the Product

Blogs

Product Talk | Make better product decisions.

Product Roadmap Software by ProductPlan

Silicon Valley Product Group || Silicon Valley Product Group

Inside Intercom – Articles on Sales, Marketing, Support and more

Thought leaders to follow

@romanpichler

@kennethn

@johncutlefish

@lissijean

@ttorres

@cagan

@simplybastow

@sjohnson717

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