The Product Book

How to become a great product manager

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#3 Product of the WeekOctober 10, 2018
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#1: Engineers code ✅

#2: Designers design ✅

#3: Marketers create buzz ✅

#4: Salespeople sell ✅

#5: Why do you need a Product Manager? ❌🤔

The Product Book answers that question. Filled with practical tips, frameworks and best practices from PMs at top tech companies, this book is here to help you succeed as a PM.

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  • 1439006
    Juanma VaroFocused on make the companies grow.
    Pros: 

    Resolved all my doubts about PM

    Cons: 

    Maybe a discount for their course? :P

    I work in marketing with an analytical background and learning about business. My profile is very similar to a PM, but I didn't know what a PM does or needs.

    This book was like a holy slap that helped me to understand what I've to do know and how to do it.

    Juanma Varo has used this product for one month.
  • 1429451
    Gabriela ATech & Product Lover
    Pros: 

    Beyond the PM basics!

    Cons: 

    None! Thx for the free resource! 🙌

    When you can’t pound down a half dozen books on PM, you can pound down one that has it all: The Product Book. So far I've learned all the basics from product lifecycle, process flows to product metrics. The reality is that resources for PMs are scant and this book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to start building GREAT products.

    I recommend this book to any aspiring product manager looking for industry insider's perspective to start, develop, sell and promote a new product in today's fast-changing business world. 😄

    Gabriela A has used this product for one month.

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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
Hello @producthunt! Today you can get the digital version of 'The Product Book' for FREE on Product Hunt! 🚀-> https://prdct.school/TheProductBook & one lucky winner will receive a paperback copy! 📚 Many years ago, I moved to San Francisco with one dream: creating something everybody would love. Soon, I discovered that Product Managers were in charge of this creation processes. After a lot of effort and experimenting, I became a Product Manager. And, sometime later, a startup founder. In 2009 I co-founded NetDay, seeking to host events bridging young people with thought leaders. I remained captivated by the idea of expanding people’s visions of themselves. So I embarked another adventure: Floqq, a free online video courses platform learn whatever you wished, guided by experts in the field. Building Product School and expanding our Product Management courses across the world was just a natural step. But I realized that every day, I was giving product advice. And I was still learning. New colleagues, people in the industry, even our customers! They all raised challenges that required better systems, new methods and a whole rethinking of my product approach. The Product Book was born from collecting these experiences across the tech industry. It was built through conversations with senior level PMs from Google, Airbnb, Facebook, and Spotify. I do not claim to have discovered the only way to become a great PM. This was my journey. But I think many of you will benefit from the solutions I found to the obstacles I encountered along the way. In a way, I wish somebody had written this book for me when I first started. Read it for FREE here -> https://prdct.school/TheProductBook, share it and let me know what you think! I’ll be more than happy to listen and improve through your feedback and answer any questions that you may have. Carlos Villaumbrosia, CEO of Product School. @villaumbrosia
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Gabriela A@gzampino · Tech & Product Lover
@producthunt @villaumbrosia Hi Carlos! Thank you so much for sharing your product thoughts in one book! I got the hard copy a month ago and I will share the ebook with a great friend of mine that is entering the world of PM - Thanks for making it available on Product Hunt. 😀 Btw, I just saw on Slack you are going live today to answer product questions! Can you share the link? I'd love to join
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@producthunt @gzampino Hi Gabriela - Good to know that The Product Book was a great resource for you! And about the live chat, yes! Please, RSVP here -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web...
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Hamza Foziljonov@uzeconomist · Professional Translator: IT & Business
@villaumbrosia I didn’t receive any email.
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@uzeconomist Hi Hamza, I sent you a private DM!
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Roisi Proven@roisiproven · Product Person @ Gower St Analytics
Not a fan of connecting via messenger to get the free book. You already have my email, do you really need my Facebook too? Put me off both reading or buying.
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@roisiproven Hi Rosi 😃I appreciate your comment! We’ve found connecting with Messenger to be a quick and efficient way to deliver the book to those who want to read it. And since it’s free for supporters of this campaign, there’s no need to buy anything. No hard feelings if you think it’s not for you, but if you change your mind I’d love to hear what you think of the book!
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Roisi Proven@roisiproven · Product Person @ Gower St Analytics
@villaumbrosia You sent me an email telling me to go to messenger, why not just deliver it via email? You also then sent me marketing emails which I did not opt in to. As I'm an EU citizen this violates GDPR
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Josselin Colletta@josselinco · VR/AR Maker @Black Euphoria
@villaumbrosia @roisiproven The messenger part surprised me as well. Did not click, went to see if any emails arrived, none. Not keen on being fished.
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@josselinco Hi Josselin, thanks for pointing this out. You should have been sent an email with the book as well. I am talking to my developers about this right now!
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@roisiproven Hi Roisi, we send emails to people that opted-in in the past. You can easily unsubscribe from our Product updates - you can use the link at the bottom of any email you have from us. Also, we've heard your suggestions and we removed the Facebook Messenger step so you can get the book via email! We'll remove you from our mailing list. The PS team will miss you. Come back to us if you need any PM advice. Best!
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Cristian Dan@cristiandan · Entrepreneur, Developer
nice, where's my free paperback copy?
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@cristiandan Hi Christian 👋 Thank you for your interest on The Product Book! Today we're offering the digital version (Kindle, PDF, etc.) for free so you can start reading right now. If you want the paperback copy, you will have to wait for our contest to finish. We'll let you know once we know the results. In the meantime, let me know about any PM questions you might have! I'll be happy to help!
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David Lyons@lyonsinbeta · 🎙& 🎮
@villaumbrosia, So you collected my name and email address before telling me I have to connect via Facebook Messenger, which I can't because I don't have a Facebook account. So now you have me on your email list, but I didn't get the book. That seems like a really shady way to collect emails. 😕
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@lyonsinbeta Hi David, 3 hours ago we removed the Facebook Messenger step! Are you still seeing it? We will check our database and send you an email with the book. Can you please confirm your email with me? Send me a private message, please! I am sure you will enjoy the book as much as we do.
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David Lyons@lyonsinbeta · 🎙& 🎮
@villaumbrosia thanks for straightening that out. 👍
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Zhamal Zhanybek@zhamalzhanybek · Product Manager @ CBS Interacitve
Amazon #1 bestselller? I didn't see it on the Amazon list and I scout it pretty frequently. Also, didn't the book just come out? Feeling skeptical.
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@zhamalzhanybek Hi Zhamal, we launched the book back in 2016. But today, I'm launching the book on Product Hunt for the first time. In the past years, we've been working hard to develop the ultimate PM education, something that was clearly lacking. Now that the industry is catching up with our findings, I'm hoping that more people than ever will be able to use this resource and connect with the huge PM communities growing across the world. If you haven't read the book let me know and I'll share it with you via email!
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JoeLischka@joelischka · Made dataletter.com, CEO at toolani
@zhamalzhanybek @villaumbrosia You didn't answer the question about being a Amazon #1 bestseller. Were you really ever #1?
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Huu Phong Nguyen@huuphongnguyen · Embroidery Designer 🌈
@zhamalzhanybek @villaumbrosia @joelischka There are many books today are #1 Bestseller 😆
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Carlos VillaumbrosiaMakerPro@villaumbrosia · Founder of Product School
@joelischka Hi Joel, yes! Sorry that I wasn't as clear as possible in this matter. We were Amazon bestsellers for a long time. The book was launched back in 2016, you earn the bestseller badge after selling +30,000 copies. The badge comes and goes, and as far as we know it's related to your monthly Amazon sales performance which determines how relevant your book is. Let me know if you have more questions, I'll be glad to answer!