Have you ever picked up a book, thought to youself “let’s check out the first few pages” but ended up spending 3 hours at a stretch to finish it? Have you ever been so engrossed in a book that the outside world seemed non existent? Have you ever kept a book on your shelf even after you finished reading it because you didn’t want to part ways with it?
Here are a few, which got me totally hooked:
1. Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology
Ken Norton, former PM at Google, wished this book existed when he first found his way into product management! How many pizzas are sold per day in Delhi? How would you launch a food truck service in India? Learn how to answer such questions and more. A book not only dedicated to teaching you relevant skills but also how roles differ across different companies, what you can do to make a transition and how to make your existing experience translate.
2. Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
Lewis C. Lin provides you with industry insider’s on how to tackle the toughest and non anticipated questions in PM interviews. How many people give you sample interview questions? Well, everyone. How many, actually give you the answers? Lewis C. Lin does! Not only that, he deploys a methodical framework which you can incorporate in a similar situation.
Order one here: Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews
3. Zero to One: Note on Start ups or How to build the Future
The next Bill Gates won’t make an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t create a search engine. It’s easier to copy than to build something of your own. Authored by Peter Thiel (founder PayPal) and Blake Masters (President at The Thiel Foundation), this book teaches you how to go from zero to one, how to create value and how to build products with an impact.
Order one here: Zero to One: Note on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future
4. The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want and Change the World (Perigee Book)
Ever thought if this is it? Isn’t there more to life than where we are? But what about my potential? If you’re constantly questioning yourself with the above, this is the book for you. Chris Guillebeau defies the common assumptions about life and work and shows you how to live on your own terms.