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Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

Learn to research better

Just Enough Research by Erika Hall

  • Only 154 pages and written in a simple, easy to digest way
  • Learn about the different types of user research, competitive research, and analysis and models
  • A great for PMs to refresh and level up your research skills

“Steve in Louisvillle may be asking for a more informative error message, but what he really wants is to be able to reorder his usual pizza and salad with a different credit card and no error message.”

The basics of being a Product Manager

Escaping The Build Trap by Melissa Perri

  • Only 174 pages and written in a simple, easy to digest way
  • Learn about the role of a PM, how to think about strategy, the PM process, and what product-led organizations look like.
  • A great resource for new PMs and people considering the career

“Product management is the domain of recognizing and investigating the known unknowns and of reducing the universe around the unknown unknowns.”

The 4% fix by Karma Brown

Create more time in the day

The 4% Fix by Karma Brown

  • It’s literally how I found the time to build PM Better
  • Learn to free up 1 hour (4%) of the day for yourself
  • The core idea is what’s most valuable making this a light read with short chapters

Bjorn’s bookshelf: read

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
The 4-Hour Workweek
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money
The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life
The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd
Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life
Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online
The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
Copywriting Secrets
Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
Think and Grow Rich
A Man Called Ove
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

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