Raquel M Smith


This is a short list of some of the books I have on my bookshelf, as well as some links to online publications I enjoy. A green check means I've already read it or, in the case of a blog, I consistently read it. Otherwise, it's on my to-read list. A star means it's a favorite of mine.

  • 11 books
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

    Dense but informative look at how the subconscious mind operates.

    • people
  • The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen

    How to build the right products without floundering around. One of my favorite starting points for new PMs.

    • productmanagement
  • Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

    Unintuitive advice to help your children get along for life. Also, a surprisingly good book about people management in general.

    • parenting
    • people
  • Inspired by Marty Cagan

    A complete handbook for product management mindsets, frameworks, and tactics.

    • productmanagement
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown

    A look into what it means to be focused, and the impact it can have on your business and life.

    • productivity
    • productmanagement
  • Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

    A good look at effective negotiation tactics. A little too “hostage” focused, but that’s what the Voss’s career focused on so it makes sense.

    • business
  • SVPG Insights Blog by Marty Cagan

    Goldmine of product management-related articles. Key for understanding good product organizations and empowered product teams.

    • productmanagement
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
    • business
  • Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri

    A good look at what it means to be a build product for real business results.

    • productmanagement
  • The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
    • people
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