I just got a job as an Onboarding Lead (their 1st onboarder) at a small start up.
My job will be onboarding/assisting new clients in our platform. I’ve had 6 yrs of tech support and customer success management experience, but as a 100% onboarding role I am looking for resources on how to build/develop an Onboarding program and team.
I know it’s a vague ask, but any websites, books, creators or accounts that would be helpful to get my creative juices flowing would be so appreciated. Thx!
Hi 👋 Any good UX books for senior designer level that helps with strategy, and good frameworks, or anything that will help me with my thought process? I have the basic books like don’t make me think, and 100 things. I’ll be joining a startup soon as chief designer, and will be back to being a full stack designer — I’ve been an IC for the past few years, so I definitely need to improve on strategies and maybe frameworks when it comes to UX. Will appreciate any suggestions. Thanks! 🙏🏻
Can anyone recommend any business books for - new in house counsel? I feel like I am totally lost when it come to the business side of the company I work for. I work for a software startup if that helps. Thanks!
startup Gig Alert: I am looking for a brand designer to join our startup team at Lifelines (truly a startup and we’re not in stores yet). We’re a product company set for revolutionizing how people approach sensorial wellness and I’m looking for someone with holistic experience in branding / art direction with a clear, bold visual style. Around 5 years of experience preferred. But work and personality trump years in experience. Always remote+unlimited PTO. Send me books / portfolios.
Side hustle or startup ideas for someone who isn’t technical/doesn’t code? Where should I look or where to begin? I don’t have any strong passions or specific skills that I’m confident in. What books, articles, blogs, orgs, events, people I should follow for inspiration that has helped you? I have some cash to invest and am looking for a part time hustle that can cash flow at least a little bit of money on the side.
If anyone's interested, Collective (fintech startup) has remote openings for a lead / mid-weight product designers, a graphic designer.
I personally do not work there, but would be happy to pass any books along!
Its been 8 months i been working as a Technical Support Assistant. Long term i am aiming to become a Developer. Startup i am working for does provide huge platform to enhance your programming skills. Since i am new to programming, i am not sure what to do if i am unable to understand a code? What kind of questions are okay to ask your senior developer? Do you have any books or course recommendations?
Book recommendations: Hi 🐠, can you all recommend a few books that can help me learn a little about the following topics?
- How to go about ideating a new line of service or product? (Understanding market needs and viability of the product, designing/scoping the product, etc)
- How to define a business case for funding an idea?
- How to launch a product and/or a startup?
Starting a Strategy role and would like to use the down time to prepare. Open to other books on strategy concepts as well :)
I’ve been hired by a health benefits startup with only consulting experience. Any recommendations for books, blogs, or online course material to get myself as oriented as possible before starting in 2 weeks?
Considering an exit to a startup that just completed a solid series B. They’re willing to provide competitive comp package and surprised how large the base is for a startup. Has me concerned about being on the high end and being the first person that comes to mind when it’s time to pinch a few pennies or clean up the books ahead of future rounds/IPO. Valid concern or am I overthinking it?
Looking for recommendations to generally upskill my Strategy work (or learn from scratch) — be it courses, classes, books, podcasts, people to follow.
For context, I’m a freelance Social Media Manager/Strategist and I came into Ad world via Startups. Throwing myself into learning on the job with more Strategy gigs - but I still don’t feel like I quite know the lingo or best practices or theories.
I'll switch to a startup as the only data engineer and will closely work with all the Head ofs + the CTO.
Any advice/books/... on stakeholder management at that level? Especially when things fail/discussing budgets/new hires etc.
What are the best books to read about startups? From someone who’s working at a startup and trying follow the right practices
Any suggestions (or books or articles) around taking startups from smaller (50-100) to the 300-500 range? Would love to read more about challenges that usually come up at this stage and how people navigate them. I just joined a series C and want to be prepared to navigate things.
What do people recommend for start-up relevant marketing resources/books/personalities/podcasts?
I have a lot of enterprise marketing experience, but making a jump to a startup and want to get up to speed as quickly as possible.
Are there any good books to read from a start up perspective? I’ve reading the lean start up but would like some other recommendations
This may be or seem like a very generalized question but how did some of you all start? Where do you start? I’m curious about learning about the process of creating a startup, but honestly want to learn more…really looking for recourses, good books and stories!! TIA!!
Any good recommended books on how to build a scalable product and team? I'm looking for recommendations for two areas: 1) in general laying the groundwork in a startup to have the tools and especially processes in place to scale, and 2) tactical focus on building a SaaS project. I've been promoted into a management role from Dev roots, so need to learn more PM processes to be an effective manager in day job, plus would like to start building my own SaaS solution.
I recently left public accounting to join a start up. I don’t have too many connections in this world yet, does anyone have recommendations for either articles, books or other sources of information I could use to get an understanding of the startup world and how I can make the right career choices moving forward. - *I’m on the product manager side*
Thanks in advance!
Strategy folks - how do you get good at … strategy?
Recently started at a startup in a role where I’m the only person under the head of our product team who handles the strategy-focus of the company. He wants me to take more ownership from him and I want to crush it but have no relevant experience here and am still fairly junior. Any books or classes? Or is it just trial by fire.
Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?
Which books would you recommend for in house counsel about strategy, management, and leadership?
Asking as product counsel for tech startup.
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!!!
I’m looking for some new things to read or listen to — doesn’t need to be ad-related. Books, podcasts, whaddya got?
I’m not really into fiction, but open to anything. Last books I enjoyed were Junior and Moonwalking with Einstein, last podcast I binged was Startup (Gimlet).
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?
Does anyone have recommendations for thought leaders/influencers in the M&A space? Looking for blogs, books, YouTube videos? Not currently in the space, trying to learn more as I’m thinking about a pivot after a few years in consulting/startups
I am an aspiring entrepreneur and want to start a business in future for sure. I have a few ideas but nothing concrete, or close to being a start up yet. I work in tech, but a generalist - have done sales, delivery operations etc. trying to get experience in as many areas as possible before I go on my own. I dnt know where to start the journey. Are their any books or other material I can read/reference to think and plan about my entrepreneurship journey. I m in mid 40s based in t2 city US east.
Can anyone recommend good books or articles on startup org charts and hiring? Think we’ve hit early signs of product/market fit, but not sure who to hire next, in what order, and how the org should evolve over next few years.
What are some private equity firms that are keen on hiring and have hired undergraduates in the past right out of college? And what's the best way to apply to these- emails/portals?
I'm particularly interested in the growth capital aspect of PE, and that solely comes from my theoretical understanding.
My past internships were in the start up space and I absolutely love the energy+exposure. (Currently a sophomore)
Also, any good books get started?
Sorry about the long wall of text! :"")
Any recs for insightful and well written books on entrepreneurship? Friend is trying to launch his own startup so I’m thinking of sending him a relevant book as part of a thank you gift
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 :(
New to startup ecosystem. What are some resources, books, podcasts that help you along the way? Are there any communities you interact with regularly on Reddit/discord/meetup?
Looking for full stack developer to join my early startup. We are a small team but hoping to grow a lot this year. Must love books and geeky stuff
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.
Anyone else a bit of a sucker for start up books? What's your favourites?
Mine (so far!) are The Lean Startup, The Art of the Start 2.0, and Start with Why.
I have an interview for social media strategist with a rising DTC startup in NYC. I’m feeling imposter syndrome, since I’ve never marketed such a big, hip company.
What books can I read or courses can I take to come into the interview solid and prepared? Most of my marketing theory is based on Seth Godin books and reading psychology.
I know my client needs an Accounting Manager. I know this because they’re startup med device company that has their books in complete shambles. The current accounting team isn’t very strong. How do I let the client know that I would be interested in joining them? They’re not actively recruiting for any position but I know they’d benefit from it. Serious responses only :)
Hi Sharks, This is probably the third time I am posting this. I hope someone will reply this time.
I am currently business analyst with total exp of 11 years. 9 years into sales last 2 years into Business Analyst. I want to move to product management. How can I start preparing for the same. What all books or certification required. I have exp in Jira, BRD, little bit of SQL. My domain is banking and finance. Please help. I want to get into companies like Adobe Atlassian Google Amazon
What courses would you recommend (or avoid) to improve my overall management skills? I am reading books, articles and my company provides me with a career coach. I am 38, and don't really want to go back to school. I have my BS in Psychology, but am a Director in Finance. Don't necessary want the cost that comes with an MBA.
Merry Christmas all. Looking for good books for 2018. Possibly related towards sales. Heard about questions that sell etc. any recommendations?? Trying to learn all I can as a new RIA
Anybody reading books about real estate investment or related topics? Drop your recommendations! (Except Rich Dad, Poor Dad 🙄🤢)
Hi I’m in bizops right now, entry level talent, and recently asked if I could moonlight work from the Product Manager I work with. They said yes and will let me own something small. Do you have any tips for what I can do ahead of this to make sure I do a good job? I’m hoping to have 2 takeaways from this: 1.) see if I am interested in doing PM full time, and 2.) see if I can get pulled into PM internally. Thanks! So far I have ordered a couple PM books and have been watching PM videos.
I'm looking for recommendations on inspirational content for women leaders. I follow TEDWomen, many podcasts, and the women's conference among other sources. Please add any speakers, books, or events that you may have come across!
My daughter is planning to start her own small business and I’m looking for any good recommendations on books or courses that can provide her the fundamentals to guide her through the process. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I just got into reading books, any suggestions to start with? Which could help to increase media/marketing knowledge.
Hi! I am switching roles from a PM with a couple of years of product management experience to Product Strategy. What books or courses you recommend to get a handle on topics of business case, executive reports and market research?
Book recommendation - "Ride of a lifetime" by Robert Iger. Story of someone who started as a studio operator and went on to become the CEO of Walt Disney.
Really relatable to most of us who are employees and not entrepreneurs. Books on Steve Jobs, Elon Musk are all good but I loved Robert's story more as I could relate and aspire. How he takes tough decisions, how he negotiated with Steve Jobs to acquire Pixar, his honesty, humility etc. are all something we can learn from. Go for it fishes 😄
Any recommendations on resources for a litigator lateraling into a real estate associate role? Books, guides, newsletters, etc. would all be helpful.
Any recommendations on leadership books?
Hi everyone! I’m a young CPA, relocating to Raleigh. I made the decision to transition into sales after realizing that I want to bring more fun into my career. I’m currently reading sales books, watching Keenan’s YouTube channel, and learning all I can. I’m relentlessly applying for SDR positions but I’m having trouble landing interviews (been applying through LinkedIn). I would appreciate advice from anyone who transitioned from another industry into sales. How did you break the barrier?
I'm looking to improve my communication skills to navigate a very political environment better (i.e. I need to be more diplomatic). Any books recommendarions are appreciated 💁🏼♀️
Any good books to read this winter break? On leadership, digital, or any autobiographies?
What are some peoples favorite PM resources? Here are a few of mine:
- Cracking the PM Interview
- The Product Book - free e-book https://productschool.com/the-product-book/
- Product Folk’s Guide to learning PM skills https://280group.com/product-management-resources/free-downloads/
- ProductPlan - PM resource guide - https://www.productplan.com/learn/resources-for-product-managers/
- Good product Manager / Bad Product Manager - https://a16z.com/2012/06/15/good-product-managerbad-product-manager/
Hey everyone! Could you recommend any good materials/books/courses on IT services, B2B marketing?
Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
Looking for a JR art director. Chicago based but remote is perfectly okay. Pm me your book for info.
I got an offer from Optym, Bangalore.
How is the company wrt to job security and WLB?
For consultants hired recently, has your orientation been in person or virtual? joining the strategy and analytics practice if that helps!