Top 10 Audiobooks for Product Managers of All Levels in 2020

Alex Mitchell
10 min readJan 5, 2020

Audiobooks had a great 2019.

Actually, they’ve had a great decade, recording double-digit revenue growth each year over the last 7 years (Audio Publishers Association) and reaching nearly $1B in revenue in 2018.

One in five U.S. adults listened to an audiobook in 2019, up from only 11% in 2011 (Pew Research). For these reasons and my own personal passion for audiobooks, I’m excited to bring you my 2020 list of Top 10 Audiobooks for Product Managers (and, truly, anyone interested in technology).

P.S. If you’re hungry for even more great books, podcasts, and audiobooks for Product Managers, check those out here:

* Top Books for Product Managers

* Top Podcasts for Product Managers

* Top Audiobooks for Product Managers (2019)

Similar to last year’s list, I’ve divided these audiobooks by the stage of Product Manager that I believe will benefit most from listening.

New or Aspiring Product Managers are simply trying to learn how to break into the career, what exactly a Product Manager does, and how to position themselves for a strong start.

“Leveling Up” Product Managers are trying to find their next step, whether that is a Senior PM, a Director of Product, or something similar. They need to learn how to lean into their Product strengths and how to think more strategically.

Advanced Product Managers have leveled up (maybe even a few times), but are still looking for ways to stay fresh and at the top of their game. They want to stay ahead of the latest trends, recruit top Product talent, and build winning Product organizations.

Top Audiobooks for New Product Managers (0–2 years experience)

  1. Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

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Alex Mitchell

Product @Kinsured | 5x Product Leader/Founder | Syndicate: bit.ly/mitchell-ventures | Author: @producthandbook @disruptbook