‹ Geoff Ruddock

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A good chunk of the job of being a PM or analyst involves spending time analyzing patterns of user behaviour, often to answer specific questions. Over time though, we build up mental models and heuristics which allow us to use our prior knowledge to answer questions more quickly. More knowledge is good, right? On one hand, past experience calibrates our sense of prior probability, which allows us to make better decisions in noisy contexts.
One of the consistent must-reads that has remained in my RSS feed over the years is Seth Godin’s blog. Seth consistently puts out a stream of incredibly wise thoughts. I have found that some of his posts resonate with me even more when I re-read them at a later point in my life/career. Here are some of my favourite Seth Godin posts, as they relate to the role of Product Manager.
When I started as a Product Manager last year, I knew I had a lot to learn. I scoured through the internet, reading everything I could find on Product Management and how to succeed starting out as a non-technical PM. I have compiled a list of some of the most useful things I have read, partially so that I can revisit them myself from time-to-time. Some of these articles are not strictly product-related—many of them involve design, project management, and elements of software development.
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