Product management Intro
Throughout my career as both a product manager and startup founder, there’s been one severely underrated skill I credit for much of my success — and that’s reading. I’m constantly consuming articles on product management, product culture, startups and entrepreneurship to bolster my career as a product person and leader.
“So I thought I’d share some of my favorite reading materials that have helped me through my career in product — and are still crowding my bookmarks tab.”
For this list, I stuck to online posts strictly. (If I listed books, we’d be here forever.) This list is not the be all end all; there are countless ‘must-read’ articles for PMs. I’ve hand-picked articles that specifically helped me during key moments in my career. Some sit outside the product domain, but still directly pushed me as a product manager to connect and empathize with other team members.
What’s most critical to the success of a startup? That’s a rather… ambivalent (and annoying) question. But in part 4 of a 9-part series on startups by Marc Andreessen (co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz), there are three factors to startup success identified: your team, product and market.