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What are some good books for non-technical CEOs about engineering and product development?

As a non-technical CEO, what are some books that I can read to help me understand the processes with product and engineering teams better and be of more help to our CTO and CPO?
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Lubos
Lubos@mrlubos
You can never go wrong with The Mythical Man Month (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th...)
JP
JP@jp_paskett · Founder and Activist Researcher
Kim Goodwin's "Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services" https://books.google.com/books?i...
jeff mikres
jeff mikres@jeffmikres · Product Development
Inspired by Marty Cagan - https://svpg.com/inspired-how-to...
Mick
Mick@mickc79 · Founder of SongBox.Rocks
@jeffmikres reading this just now. I’d argue this is more about the role of a product manager than actual product development, although there is definitely an element of overlap
Robert Mion
Robert Mion@putmionyourteam
"Become great at making products people will buy": http://www.whencoffeeandkalecomp...
Julian Praest
Julian Praest@julian_praest · joolean.io - Design + Inf. Syst. student
You can't go wrong with: 📚 "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses" by Eric Ries, 📚 "The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers" by Ben Horowitz, 📚 "Zero to One" by Peter Thiel
Ryan Belisle 👨🏻‍💻
Ryan Belisle 👨🏻‍💻@_ryebell · Tech+Teams @ Nexcess | CEO @ Forge
The Phoenix Project (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-P...) is awesome. Falls more on the CTO side than the CPO side, but regardless is a fantastic read (or listen, via the Audible version).
Robert Mion
Robert Mion@putmionyourteam
Since you asked the question in the form of a story, I recommend this book about...mapping user stories: https://jpattonassociates.com/us...
Robert Mion
Robert Mion@putmionyourteam
Remember that your product is more than a thing, it is a digital space...so learn to thing more like a place maker: https://rosenfeldmedia.com/books...
Stephen P Crump
Stephen P Crump@smjegp · Stephen P. Crump founder | chair | CEO
Thank you for these!
Prasad Lingawar
Prasad Lingawar@lingawarp · Growth @ Plivo
As a non-technical entrepreneur, I would highly recommend you to read 1. Hooked 2. Well Designed 3. Don't make me think 4. Design of everyday things I hope this helps! Read more at https://www.plivo.com/blog/plivo...
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