I did have to read it as I became a Certified Product Manager, and it was required for the course, but I did re-read it. This book overall shows a rudimentary overview of being a Product Manager. From understanding the Hypothesis to Ideation to GTM, it showcases a completed overview timeline on the expectations of a Product Manager.
There are some more things that you need to understand and tools that are not in this book that a working environment would teach you, but overall, it touches lightly on the grand scale expectations of a Product Manager.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
I wouldn’t say it was the best, but it was cheeky and clarifying. The author Mark Manson used to pride himself on how to get women in a very forward-thinking way. His transition into life hacking shows the same demure of his straight-talk attitude that is relatable to almost everyone.
I can not say I love it or hate it, but it includes the best-condensed versions of almost all self-help books like “Nobody is ever responsible for your unhappiness, but you.” or quotes like, “The man who believes he knows everything learns nothing.”
But, I was able to grab some gems, my favorite being “True happiness occurs only when you find the problems you enjoy having and enjoy solving.”
The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure
I read this book three times as it reminds me of the journey of life. Is our outcome fate or free will? This book dabbles into between a little of both. The book’s premise is to follow certain levels of emotion, and intuition plays in your decision-making. How did you get where you are today? What made you change directions or any pivots? The storyline is precious and a quick read.