We’ve already discussed our favourite product management blogs and podcasts, and how each of them can help you become a better product manager. Now it’s time to go over our top product management newsletters and why you should read them. Though we believe everyone can benefit from all of the newsletters we have listed, we’ve pulled newsletters from various different industries as well to help round things out.
Tune in next week for our post on best Slack groups for product managers!
Lenny’s Newsletter is run by Lenny Rachitsky, the former PM of Airbnb. It’s a popular weekly newsletter that answers reader questions on everything about product: finding market fit, product growth and much more. Its practical insights and advice are helpful for everyone regardless of how long they’ve been in the industry.
Although Lenny’s Newsletter has a paid plan that gives you deep dive posts every week, it also has an unpaid plan that gives you updates every month.
Bringing the Donuts is run by Ken Norton, a Product Management Leader at Google. It’s one of the most popular product newsletters available, and it can give you great advice about product management, leadership techniques and even startup jobs. It’s an essential resource for anyone looking to boost their skills and further their career.
The UX Collective is a great way for everyone in product to learn more about UX design—something that’s especially vital for product managers to know about. It’s a great source of easily-digestible information and articles to boost your familiarity with the principles of UX.
Brian Balfour and Reforge have done a lot of work during the COVID-19 crisis to adapt to the changing needs of product leaders, and its newsletter is no exception. They post essays regularly with contributions from PMs at companies like Drift and Slack so you can see how they’ve adapted and the tools they’ve used to further their product.
You can subscribe to their newsletter to be notified when a new essay is published.
Mike Cohn’s Mountain Goat Software is an incredible resource for anyone looking to learn more about Agile and Scrum methodology. Their newsletter gives you an actionable digest of updates on best practices, how and when to use agile, and much more.
280 Group is a product management consultancy firm, and their newsletter is a great resource for product managers who want to learn more about the industry. While some articles can be higher-level concepts, their newsletter’s content is highly actionable; this includes templates, case studies, and guides. It’s a great way to learn new approaches to product management or new ways of doing work.
Morning Brew’s Emerging Tech newsletter covers the latest news in technology and what these changes mean for the future of business and technology. While it’s not directly related to product management, it’s a great way to stay up-to-date with changes in the world so you can stay ahead of the industry.
Product Thoughts is run by Tim Herbig, and it’s a great weekly digest of blog posts, articles and resources for product managers. It covers everything from meeting times to getting started in the industry, and links to his own articles as well as other stories he’s enjoyed.
Product Thoughts is an especially great resource for newer product managers, as Herbig’s content is easy to follow even if you’re encountering some of its concepts for the first time.
Prioritised: The Product Management newsletter is a weekly newsletter by Mind The Product, a great resource for product managers in any industry. It covers a wide range of product topics, such as managing diverse teams to how and when to use different product models. You can find information on high-level concepts as well as actionable guides and insights on smaller issues.