Books/resource suggestions: I’m looking to learn about software stacks and how software works in general. Ultimate goal is to break into software PM space. Thanks!

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Friday thoughts on Strengths vs weaknesses: I have been told that I am solid in quant, but need development on the creative side of things - brainstorming, strategic frameworks, maybe even writing. If this situation can be improved, what should I do? books or videos or exercises? This doesn't seem easy to tackle at all... If this just reflects how I am like, does it mean I'm not fit for consulting in the longer haul (looking at SC, PM max)? Or perhaps I should focus on DD type of consulting?

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Has anyone here interviewed for Accenture’s product analyst role? Have an interview coming up tm and would appreciate any last minute advice. I really don’t know what to expect but have been studying the cracking the pm interview book

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Has anyone here interviewed for Accenture’s product analyst role? Have an interview coming up tm and would appreciate any last minute advice. I really don’t know what to expect but have been studying the cracking the pm interview book

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Hello! I am looking to get into Product Management. Does anyone have any advice on the best way to get into it? Best certifications to take? Any books or courses as well? Any insight would be helpful. Thanks!

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Currently working on interview prep for a product manager role. Purchased the product alliance course and going through the content now. Ex consulting 🐠, now product mgrs, did you also read more books, content etc to learn core principles of pm to boost confidence in interview prep? Thanks in advance! 🙏🏼

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Best books about product management for a good exit to industry? I already have an MBA and PMP but looking for a refreshed perspective since it’s been years since my formal education. Currently reading “Product Managements Sacred Seven” but it’s geared toward the startup world. I am in healthcare and not looking for a startup role. TIA!!!

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Hey peeps! In your opinion what is the one book that every PM must have in his collection that will help with their career progress into being an expert?

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I’m looking to hire a former Ed Jones/Ameriprise FA in the DFW metroplex that wants to grow their business, learn holistic planning without the unrealistic sales quotas with opportunity for equity ownership of their book. Base Salary, (DOE) health insurance and benefits available. PM if interested.

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As a first time PM at a company with no PM structure, I’m finding it difficult to learn good practices and bring myself to “the next level”. Has anyone here had a similar self taught start that made the break through to become a solid senior PM? Anything will help, books, etc.

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Hi, i will be joining a startup soon to work as a product manager. What are some good books/materials/courses I can read in the meantime to prepare myself better for the job?

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I want to learn more about PM as a field, and hopefully learn some things I can apply to my current role. Does anyone have any books to recommend for this?

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Looking for freelance Mid/Sr AD. My GCD asking me to throw a few books on their desk by Tues. Gig will be 2-3 months, remote. PM a book if you’re interested.

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Looking for freelance Mid/Sr AD. My GCD asking me to throw a few books on their desk by Tues. Gig will be 2-3 months, remote. PM a book if you’re interested.

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What are you reading currently, that's related to Product Management. Any book or article? I'm currently reading Measure What Matters.

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What’s a good book on product management? Are there any that have inspired you?

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I've become really jaded about consulting. I find all so often you need to tell the client what they want to hear to keep their business and I feel like so much of the what I recommend doesn't actually get implemented. I'm looking to make a career switch so I can both create and execute on my strategies. A product management path seems very promising for this. Does anyone who switched from consulting to product management have any recommendations of h helpful PM books, courses, or programs?

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I'm trying to switch from consulting to product management. Is it possible to make the switch directly or would I need to go to business school? Are any FAANG companies keen on PMs with a consulting background? Are there any courses or books that could help me make the switch? I've been seeinga lot of ads Product School for instance. Is that a better value substitute for business school? Sorry for the question overload lol. Thanks in advance for your help 🙂

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Best books to read as a product manager?

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I'm looking to pivot from consulting into tech. I've gotten lots of interesting from tech companies on the ops side but am much more interested in product management. Any advice on books or courses to help make the transition? I'm struggling to land PM interviews at companies that aren't tiny startups :(

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Any book recommendations for someone interested in breaking into product management?

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Hey guys, I'm trying to switch from consulting to product management. What resources/books/courses would you guys recommend for prepping for PM interviews?

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Sr. CW looking for a Sr. AD / ACD partner to run a new piece of business at an ACD level. Need to have a book with at least some award pieces or just great work from some heavy hitting agencies. PM to connect further. EST time zone work hours.

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Hi everyone! Hitting an all time rut with work motivation and burnout, with very long workdays (generally 7:30 am - 8 or 9 pm). Any tips that have helped anyone with this? Podcasts, books, songs or anything else that helps bring back the inspiration and drive? I am having a difficult time paying attention, being productive & just feeling overall detachment. Think there’s some low grade depression at play w/ the WFH situation & shorter/colder days, but I don’t have much control over my hours

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Looking to learn more about growth product management. Any recs for articles/people to follow/videos/books to learn more about this type of PMing?

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I got reached out to about a VC role, but I had never considered VC before. I do Product Management Consulting, but I do have both an undergrad business education and product design experience. What books / articles / sources do you reccommend if I want to learn more about VC? If you have worked in VC, what thoughts or advice would you want to share? Thanks for any info or advice you can share!

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As a new product manager what books should I be reading? I’ve already read Inspired but looking or more. For context, I’ve joined a series A start up and as expected there’s a lot to do and it’s very fluid. I want to be able to help the head of product as much as possible as well as provide some structure to how we work.

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Everyone, please start book marking your nominees for "Fishbowl Thread of the Year." Planning prizes (gift cards?) for 1st/2nd/3rd place by most votes on 1/1/2021 12 PM CST My money is on the "Singles in Consulting" bowl having some juicy stories.

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Account Director from the world of Brand and Advertising here (agency-side). 10 YOE. Looking seriously into making the switch to Product Management (Client-side) as I want to dive deeper into business/logistics/R&D. I’m a Business Development pro, and play key strategy roles in everything from customer journey, to persona dev, to comms and channel strat, to brand and campaign dev. Question: What should I be reading (books/blogs/etc) to get smart on all the skills I lack? Thanks!

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My current role is a Business Analyst. I am very comfortable interacting with people and also Ambiguity. Recently, I developed quite a lot of interest in Product management and I want to make a transition into this stream. I am completely aware that Business Analysis is different from Product Management. I started taking courses on Udemy to understand more about Product Management and also started reading books. I would love to get handson with the concepts that I am learning, but not sure (TBC)

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Creative Directors, the Chicago agency I work for is looking for a creative director. PM me your book and i’ll give you the details and refer you if you’re a good fit.

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Creative Directors, the agency I work for is looking for a creative director. PM me your book and i’ll give you the details and refer you if you’re a good fit.

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any good book recommendations on product management? and just any good books you have read recently!

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On a new project serving in a Product Manager role, any certifications, courses, books etc you’d recommend?

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Hello amazing PMs 👋 Amazon Senior PM role (L6) - What should I tell the recruiter as the expected total compensation? Also appreciate any tips / materials/ books for clearing the interviews

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Hi Ladies! I’m transitioning to a manager of a team I’ve been leading. There’s been a lot of turnover with the team and I feel like I’m having a hard time getting the team to see me more as an authoritative figure. For example, when I ask for volunteers on a simple task, no one replies. Should I just resort to assigning rather than asking? Also are there leadership books you suggest that I could read up on? Thank you!

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Trying to get into habit of reading. Have never read any books and would love some recommendations General interest include investment, trchnology, short stories with moral, entrepreneurship,business

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Any good books to help get you up to speed on real estate finance matters?

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I find myself struggling the explain things with the same eloquence as my colleagues. How can I improve my consulting speak? Any recommended books?

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Hi, would anyone be available to critique my resume? Also, I want to get out of consulting, but an absolutely horrible at selling myself because I don’t think I’ve done anything in my 3 years here. Does anyone have any good books that may help me with this?

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Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his but to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls

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I have a 19 year old niece I am going to help set up her first investment account. (I’m a proud Aunt!). She wants to put some money she has saved up - about $5k- into a mutual fund that “is environmentally conscious”. I was going to chip in a bit more for her Christmas gift and help her identify a fund that she would like to pick as her first. Any recommendations on “environmentally conscious” funds? Or also any book or website geared toward her demographic (19 year old )? Thank you!

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Please recommend books on communication, social skills and relationship building. I find it hard to effectively communicate and develop lasting relationships both at work and in personal life. Would like to learn and improve my communication style. Immigrant here if that matters.

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I am new to managing people. What books, articles, etc., would you recommend on the topic? Trying to be a non-shitty manager!

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Any good book recommendations?

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Best personal finance/investing books? I’ve read a few “beginner” ones like I will teach you to be rich but would love to read some more

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Joining McKinsey as Industry Hire in a couple of months, Any good Book recommendations to get started. I don’t have Management Consulting background so would like to polish some skills before I get started

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Book recommendations?

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I want to make my money work for me and investing in index funds seems to be a good first step. Anyone have any good books/research websites to recommend for investing in index funds and/or other financial instruments? Would also appreciate advice anyone has for a first time investor who is terrified of losing money to the market.

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I am an ESL and I feel like I am always struggling to communicate effectively. Any recommendations on books and courses to improve my verbal communication skills??

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Looking for book recommendations. Fiction and non fiction welcomed. Would love to hear your favorites or what you're reading right now!

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Any suggestions on resources to improve communication, specifically verbal? Books, podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. Got some feedback that I need to improve my ability to 'speak to my audience'.

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Feeling very anxious and defeated. Did great on an interview until I started rambling during the last question. I tried to recover afterwards, but just feel like I’m going to be stuck in this job that is so incredibly draining; yet I’m also grateful to be employed during this time. Not feeling great at all.

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Hey, where can I learn more about employment in FAANG? After more than a year in consulting, I think I've developed a good understanding of the industry and kinds of work etc. but I'm clueless about tech... asking because I'm contemplating going all in for MBB but a lot of people are advising me to look into tech...

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I've been struggling with audio issues on and off for over a year. Peers sometimes hear an echo on Teams calls and not a crisp sound. With interviews around the corner, I would like to get this fixed for good. The Dell laptop speaker is fine but the mic picks up a lot of background noise. Any high end mics (don't care about the speaker) that you would recommend? Thanks!

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Anyone work in product/growth marketing? How is compensation/wlb?

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I keep failing leetcode problems in my interviews - particularly the med/hard ones - are there companies I can interview at that aren't so difficult?

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Interviewing at a new firm and was asked to work on an excel assignment. Is it a bad idea to use my work laptop? I’m more familiar with shortcuts on a PC than on my Mac

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What do you say when asked about compensation range during the phone screen / 1st interview? If it's an online app I leave it blank but when a person asks I just tell them a range because I don't know what else to say. I'm worried that I might miss out on a higher salary by telling them my range (85-90k for senior accountant in HCOL city).

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Looking at getting a new office chair, but don’t have any retailers locally. Do I go Herman Miller Aeron or Steelcase Gesture or Steelcase Leap?

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What are MM managers making in San Francisco? And how’s the OTE split? Thanks!

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Interviewed with a non-F500 for their CorpDev team. Received the offer letter but it says "Business Development" instead. Should I be concerned? Or are these terms generally used interchangeably in the industry?

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Level unlocked - A big4 partner who interviewed and grilled me for 45 mins said 'It doesn't feel like an interview cos I wasn't able to make you feel uncomfortable' Why am I posting this here - Motivation, fwiw. 4/5 months ago I was probably the most awkward, anxious non native interviewer. Got a McK interview, practiced like never before, failed the final round due to anxity/casing eff ups. Although I failed, gained lot of confidence and have been flying thru tier 2/b4 interviews since.

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Hello Are they any other HR licenses that are as valuable as the SHRM and HRCI ?

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