9 book recommendations on human behaviour to get you from good to great PM
with respective Amazon links and why I'm recommending
Good PMs read product books. Great PMs study social behavior books. Some recommendations 👇
There are phenomenal product books that teach widely about tools, processes, and frameworks. They help you “ship”. And a good PM needs to know them. Here you can think of Marty Cagan Teresa Torres Melissa Perrietc.
But to get to the next level, great PMs understand that successful products change human behavior. To know how to do this, you need to study how human behavior works.
Here are 3 recommendations to help you understand how your users think:
 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman > understand how biases influence decisions.
 Nudge by Richard Thaler > understand how you can push people to behave the way you want them to.
 Wanting by Luke Burgis > understand what makes people mimic others and consequently choose.
Here are 3 recommendations to help you upgrade your own thinking:
 Never split the difference by Christopher Voss > understand how to negotiate (the daily basis of building product).
 Range by David Epstein > understand how to successfully handle more topics (and learn) at the same time (life of a PM).
 Think Again by Adam Grant > understand the unlearning and rethinking process (key to iterate).
And here are 3 books I am looking to read in the next couple of months and why I believe they can help me get to the next level:
 The daily stoic by Ryan Holiday > how to better deal with what I don’t control.
 The courage to be disliked by Ishiro Kishimi > how to deal better with external pressures (i.e. founders, stakeholders, users).
 Predictably irrational by Dan Ariely > how to better understand the irrationality of customers.