My 2016 Reading List

Last year was about exploring what my core strength was. Coming from both a design and development background I realized that I was not the greatest at either. What I was really good at was combining my skills in design and development with my business acumen. I was able to discover the discipline of Product Development. A discipline that combines my three core passions: design, technology and entrepreneurship.

2016 will be about me further honing my Product Management practice and following are the books that will help me do that this year. These are book recommended by product leaders like Ken Norton & Simon Cross.

My 2016 Reading List:

Positioning by Al Ries and Jack Trout,

High Output Management by Andy Grove

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Meaningful: the Story of Ideas that Fly by Bernadette Jiwa

The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman

The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick Brooks

Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore

Sprint by Jake Knapp

Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock

Inspired by Marty Cagan

Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug

On Writing by Steven King

Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain,

How To Measure Anything by Douglas W. Hubbard

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Understanding Media (aka ‘The medium is the message’) by Marshall McLuhan

Where Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Martian by Andy Weir

What Every BODY Is Saying by Joe Navarro

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Thunder Below by Eugene Fluckey

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Getting Past NO by William Ury

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath

It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Michael Abrashoff

The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison & Craig Walsh

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte

The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander

Algorithms of the Intelligent Web by Haralambos Marmanis and Dmitry Babenko

An Essay on Typography by Eric Gill

These are not in any particular order and I will share my learnings on this blog.

Stay tuned and have a truly epic 2016!