Everything You Want To Know About Product Management But Are Afraid To Ask


Keep reading for lighthouse-approved Product Management resources, newsletters, podcasts, and more.

Curated by lighthouse members Jen Saper, Product Manager at Peloton and Zach Magdovitz, Product Manager at Yext. Thank you both! See their answers below. ⬇


Get the Hard Skills

Need great templates for all parts of the dev lifecycle? FYI has you covered.

Choose from many Product Management courses on Coursera. Not sure where to start? Consider this Introduction to Product Management Principles and Practices Specialization.

If you are looking to learn about UX best practices and tactics, check out these trainings, events, and articles from Nielsen Norman Group.

Browse through Hubspot's 16 Best Product Management Courses Online & In-Person to find a course near you.


Newsletters


Follow these industry leaders: Marty Cagan, Andrew Chen, Tobi Lutke, Matt Cohler, Nir Eyal, Naval Ravikant


Product Habits from Hiten Shah walks you through each step of building a great product, starting from ground zero.

Alex Taussig's Drinking From The Firehose focuses on commerce, media, science, tech, investing, & internet culture. He is a partner at Lightspeed in Silicon Valley.

Benedict Evans' newsletter is great for catching up on notes for the week on the news that actually matters and what it might mean. You can catch his blog posts there as well. 


Helpful Podcasts

How I Built This with Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. It weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.

Learn from the brightest minds in product management, from the This is Product Management podcast.

Masters of Scale, hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock, shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders. 

BUILD podcast, by OpenView venture capital, provides advice on everything from who to hire to how to price your product.


Books

In Inspired by Marty Cagan, learn how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love―and that will work for your business.

The main message of Zero to One by Peter Thiel is if you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. Find his notes on start-ups and how to build the future in this book.

Eric Ries' The Lean Startup covers a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.


Product Management Opportunities

If you are based in New York City, check out Built In NYC for product management roles in start-ups at tech.

Uncubed connects digital talent with innovative companies. Sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on job opportunities, as well as tech and business news. 

Don't forget to browse the job board on LinkedIn by searching product management.


Insider Advice

"PM roles are not all created equal. They can vary enormously from product to product, user base to user base and company to company. Talking to as many people, listening to as many podcasts & reading as many books as possible is the only real way to make an educated decision on the correct type of Product job for you." - Zach

"Read and listen to everything you can! Plus it doesn't hurt to look at different job listings on Product roles to see what you already have and what you can build upon." - Jen


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