Product Management

Top Newsletters for Product Managers

Radhika Nyati

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June 6, 2024

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June 6, 2024

10 mins read

Top Newsletters for Product Managers

For all you product management enthusiasts who want to learn more about Product Management but don’t know where to start. Or if you’re a product manager looking to strengthen your skills and keep up with the newest industry trends, this list is for you.

There are hundreds of newsletters to choose from on Product Management. The current problem for an aspiring Product Manager isn’t finding information; it’s finding information that’s relevant. We are sharing with you the most relevant newsletters for PMs to make it easier for you to find good content.

1. Lenny’s Newsletter

This weekly newsletter is about building product, driving growth, working with humans, and anything else that stresses you out at the office. Every week, Lenny answers questions ranging from product-market fit to how to strike a balance between autonomy and direction. He answers these queries from real-life readers in his email, providing you with useful insight and the advice good product that people truly need.

2. Oleg Yakubenkov’s Go Practice!

Oleg is a self-described “data person” with a track record of establishing and scaling large-scale products. His newsletter, which is a reprint of his blog’s in-depth essays, is a wonderful opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how an excellent product manager tackles data and growth product management issues.

He also produced a fantastic course on how to start and grow products with data. It’s a hands-on product management simulator that includes imitation Amplitude dashboards, genuine data and numbers that students can use to perform computations, and scenarios based on real-world scenarios.

3. Productify by Bandan Jot Singh

‍"Productify" is a curated compilation of high-quality product case studies, articles on innovation and growth, and narratives to enhance product skills, created by Bandan Jot Singh (currently at AfterPay, formerly with Booking.com and Gojek). It serves as a robust community for product managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and board members, united by a shared passion for technology and product development. This platform provides a rich resource for those deeply interested in the realm of product creation and management.

4. Bringing the Donuts

Product managers who want to step up their game should read Bringing the Donuts. Norton’s writing style is approachable, and he frequently delivers the kind of professional growth advice that any aspiring product manager will appreciate.

On exciting themes like the possible impact of machine-learning technologies on product management workflows and how company culture affects team management, readers will find a wealth of information. Catching up on Bringing the Donuts’ extensive archive is also a great way to spend a slow Sunday afternoon for avid readers.

5. UserOnboard

User Onboarding is the process of radically increasing the likelihood that new users become successful when adopting your product.

UserOnboard and their snarky takedowns of large brand user onboarding experiences aren’t only for Product Managers! Tech enthusiasts of all stripes like seeing Google, Uber, Spotify, and a slew of other companies’ onboarding processes scrutinized. It’s not just a good dose of schadenfreude; it’s also lessons that will help you rethink your user onboarding process and see it from a different perspective.

6. The Product School Content Newsletter

Every Friday, product school shares a collection of the best product management resources to provide a weekly dose of the best product management insights, advice, events, and jobs. Subscribing is free, and to hear about the latest news from our community, as well as exclusive offers and free trials of the most cutting-edge tools.

7. Product Managers at Work by Alexis and Adrienne

Alexis and Adrienne have worked for Facebook, Tesla, and Google as Product Managers. They talk about their experiences working at these top Silicon Valley companies, as well as the best practices they’ve picked up throughout the years. The newsletter gives you a bird’s eye view of product management with a wide range of topics to research and keep up to date on. It reveals Alexis and Adrienne’s mental processes. It describes how they introduced products in the midst of a crisis, grew their growing staff, ascended to the top of Google search results, and resurfaced.

8. The UX Collective

Everyone involved in the development of digital goods, especially Product Managers, has to understand UX design. No matter how experienced you are with UX concepts, UX Collective provides informative articles, motivation, and easy-to-digest material. Their emails are carefully selected to help you become more comfortable with product design. This newsletter will provide you with the information you need to create high-quality goods.

9. Elezea Newsletter

The newsletter from Van der Merwe is both personable and insightful, with concise article summaries. Product management or larger IT challenges are the subjects of several of the articles.

Van der Merwe occasionally drifts off the beaten path in the section “Final Opinions,” telling us about his thoughts on jazz and summer reading, which is pleasant and makes him feel like a buddy.

10. Product Manager HQ

The Product Manager HQ newsletter brings together articles on product management from five different authors. There are one or two articles each week on average, so they’re a solid bet for new product managers. Soft skills, UX, career progression, retention, product, and product management are among the topics covered. You may also get the Product Manager Template Kit and Product Manager Tool Guide from their website’s resource area.

11. Silicon Valley Product Group

The SVPG newsletter is recommended reading, not least because of the high level of product specialists who contribute to the newsletter and its blog regularly. Readers can expect to read intriguing pieces from SVPG’s other seasoned product experts and founding members. Such as Christopher Jones, Martina Lauchengco, and Lea Hickman, who all contribute years of hands-on product management expertise to the SVPG newsletter.

12. Product Habits

Hiten Shah’s weekly newsletter “Product Habits” includes some insightful comments, as well as a “Hiten’s Pick” and classified link+summary pieces for SaaS enthusiasts.

13. The Download

This newsletter, from MIT’s excellent Technology Review blog, is another resource for seeing outside my product and design area. The Download is useful for understanding the business and philosophy behind the technology that makes the news. Each issue is taken down and contextualized, always concluding with “Why it Matters.”

14. Product Talk by Teresa Torres

Teresa, a skilled product discovery coach, focuses on aiding teams in creating superior products through gathering genuine feedback from customers. Her blog educates on acquiring customer feedback systematically and sustainably, guiding the development of products that truly meet user needs and are actively used.

This approach enhances confidence in making informed product decisions. Teresa Torres, who wrote "Talking to Users," is well-regarded for her ability to simplify intricate ideas, her use of infographics, and her talent for devising practical, tangible tools and workflows that can be easily implemented.

15. Melissa Perri 

Melissa Perri's blog covers a range of topics in the field of product management. Her writings reflect her extensive experience and insights into this domain, as she works as a strategic advisor, author, and board member, aiding leaders in Fortune 500 companies and SAAS scale-ups to develop impactful product strategies and organisations. Some of the topics she explores in her blog include reflections on her journey and learnings from writing business books like "Escaping the Build Trap" and "Product Operations," discussions on the evolving role of product managers in the industry, and retrospectives on the developments in product management over the past decade.

16. Growth Unhinged by Kyle Poyar‍

"Growth Unhinged," authored by Kyle Poyar, is a newsletter dedicated to exploring the strategies and tactics behind today's most successful startups. It focuses on real-life growth advice, playbooks, and case studies, and is tailored for an audience keen on understanding product-led growth, pricing, and go-to-market strategies. The newsletter is well-regarded for providing comprehensive insights on these topics and is subscribed to by over 35,000 weekly readers. It's praised for its deep dives into the mechanics of startup growth and strategy.

17. Prioritised by MindtheProduct‍

"Prioritised" is a newsletter from Mind the Product, a community co-founded by the user for Product Managers and enthusiasts. Renowned for their events and conferences, Mind the Product extends their focus on product excellence through this newsletter.

Each issue of "Prioritised" compiles insights from various product experts and leaders, covering topics like product leadership, design thinking, and innovation. It offers fresh perspectives on product management challenges. Additionally, the newsletter includes updates on events, workshops, and webinars, as well as product job listings, making it a comprehensive resource for networking and career advancement.

18. Product Growth by Aakash Gupta

‍“Product Growth" is a newsletter by Aakash Gupta, focusing on product management, product leadership, and career advancement in product management roles. It is well-received for its in-depth case studies and strategies on product development and growth. The newsletter, with over 93,000 subscribers, is recommended for its insightful breakdowns of product strategies and is considered a valuable resource for product builders and those aspiring to become top-tier product leaders.

19. Reforge's Newsletter

With Patrick Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Profit well, Brian Balfour’s Reforge was one of the first organizations to respond swiftly to the demands of product leaders around COVID-19, producing a helpful multipart video and written series on Growth in Turbulent Times. You can sign up for their newsletter to be notified when a new piece is published. These essays, which contain contributions from product managers at startups like Drift, Slack, and Credit Karma, will be useful to you if you’re a product manager or someone heading a team at a product org.

20. Product Cafe Newsletter by Zeda.io‍

The "Product Café Newsletter" by Zeda.io, is a bi-weekly newsletter catering to over 5,000 subscribers. It focuses on enriching product knowledge and is designed for professionals interested in product management and development. The newsletter likely covers a range of topics relevant to the product community, including insights, case studies, and industry trends. 

21. TLDR Newsletter

The TLDR Newsletter is a daily tech newsletter designed to be brief yet informative, offering the most important tech news in a concise format. It's especially popular among software engineers and tech workers, with over 1,250,000 subscribers. The newsletter aims to keep its readers updated with significant developments in the tech world in a time-efficient manner.

22. First Round Review Newsletter

First Round Review is known for its in-depth articles and resources aimed at startups and entrepreneurs. The newsletter typically includes insights and advice from successful founders, investors, and industry experts, covering topics such as business strategy, management, product development, and startup culture.

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For all you product management enthusiasts who want to learn more about Product Management but don’t know where to start. Or if you’re a product manager looking to strengthen your skills and keep up with the newest industry trends, this list is for you.

There are hundreds of newsletters to choose from on Product Management. The current problem for an aspiring Product Manager isn’t finding information; it’s finding information that’s relevant. We are sharing with you the most relevant newsletters for PMs to make it easier for you to find good content.

1. Lenny’s Newsletter

This weekly newsletter is about building product, driving growth, working with humans, and anything else that stresses you out at the office. Every week, Lenny answers questions ranging from product-market fit to how to strike a balance between autonomy and direction. He answers these queries from real-life readers in his email, providing you with useful insight and the advice good product that people truly need.

2. Oleg Yakubenkov’s Go Practice!

Oleg is a self-described “data person” with a track record of establishing and scaling large-scale products. His newsletter, which is a reprint of his blog’s in-depth essays, is a wonderful opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how an excellent product manager tackles data and growth product management issues.

He also produced a fantastic course on how to start and grow products with data. It’s a hands-on product management simulator that includes imitation Amplitude dashboards, genuine data and numbers that students can use to perform computations, and scenarios based on real-world scenarios.

3. Productify by Bandan Jot Singh

‍"Productify" is a curated compilation of high-quality product case studies, articles on innovation and growth, and narratives to enhance product skills, created by Bandan Jot Singh (currently at AfterPay, formerly with Booking.com and Gojek). It serves as a robust community for product managers, leaders, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and board members, united by a shared passion for technology and product development. This platform provides a rich resource for those deeply interested in the realm of product creation and management.

4. Bringing the Donuts

Product managers who want to step up their game should read Bringing the Donuts. Norton’s writing style is approachable, and he frequently delivers the kind of professional growth advice that any aspiring product manager will appreciate.

On exciting themes like the possible impact of machine-learning technologies on product management workflows and how company culture affects team management, readers will find a wealth of information. Catching up on Bringing the Donuts’ extensive archive is also a great way to spend a slow Sunday afternoon for avid readers.

5. UserOnboard

User Onboarding is the process of radically increasing the likelihood that new users become successful when adopting your product.

UserOnboard and their snarky takedowns of large brand user onboarding experiences aren’t only for Product Managers! Tech enthusiasts of all stripes like seeing Google, Uber, Spotify, and a slew of other companies’ onboarding processes scrutinized. It’s not just a good dose of schadenfreude; it’s also lessons that will help you rethink your user onboarding process and see it from a different perspective.

6. The Product School Content Newsletter

Every Friday, product school shares a collection of the best product management resources to provide a weekly dose of the best product management insights, advice, events, and jobs. Subscribing is free, and to hear about the latest news from our community, as well as exclusive offers and free trials of the most cutting-edge tools.

7. Product Managers at Work by Alexis and Adrienne

Alexis and Adrienne have worked for Facebook, Tesla, and Google as Product Managers. They talk about their experiences working at these top Silicon Valley companies, as well as the best practices they’ve picked up throughout the years. The newsletter gives you a bird’s eye view of product management with a wide range of topics to research and keep up to date on. It reveals Alexis and Adrienne’s mental processes. It describes how they introduced products in the midst of a crisis, grew their growing staff, ascended to the top of Google search results, and resurfaced.

8. The UX Collective

Everyone involved in the development of digital goods, especially Product Managers, has to understand UX design. No matter how experienced you are with UX concepts, UX Collective provides informative articles, motivation, and easy-to-digest material. Their emails are carefully selected to help you become more comfortable with product design. This newsletter will provide you with the information you need to create high-quality goods.

9. Elezea Newsletter

The newsletter from Van der Merwe is both personable and insightful, with concise article summaries. Product management or larger IT challenges are the subjects of several of the articles.

Van der Merwe occasionally drifts off the beaten path in the section “Final Opinions,” telling us about his thoughts on jazz and summer reading, which is pleasant and makes him feel like a buddy.

10. Product Manager HQ

The Product Manager HQ newsletter brings together articles on product management from five different authors. There are one or two articles each week on average, so they’re a solid bet for new product managers. Soft skills, UX, career progression, retention, product, and product management are among the topics covered. You may also get the Product Manager Template Kit and Product Manager Tool Guide from their website’s resource area.

11. Silicon Valley Product Group

The SVPG newsletter is recommended reading, not least because of the high level of product specialists who contribute to the newsletter and its blog regularly. Readers can expect to read intriguing pieces from SVPG’s other seasoned product experts and founding members. Such as Christopher Jones, Martina Lauchengco, and Lea Hickman, who all contribute years of hands-on product management expertise to the SVPG newsletter.

12. Product Habits

Hiten Shah’s weekly newsletter “Product Habits” includes some insightful comments, as well as a “Hiten’s Pick” and classified link+summary pieces for SaaS enthusiasts.

13. The Download

This newsletter, from MIT’s excellent Technology Review blog, is another resource for seeing outside my product and design area. The Download is useful for understanding the business and philosophy behind the technology that makes the news. Each issue is taken down and contextualized, always concluding with “Why it Matters.”

14. Product Talk by Teresa Torres

Teresa, a skilled product discovery coach, focuses on aiding teams in creating superior products through gathering genuine feedback from customers. Her blog educates on acquiring customer feedback systematically and sustainably, guiding the development of products that truly meet user needs and are actively used.

This approach enhances confidence in making informed product decisions. Teresa Torres, who wrote "Talking to Users," is well-regarded for her ability to simplify intricate ideas, her use of infographics, and her talent for devising practical, tangible tools and workflows that can be easily implemented.

15. Melissa Perri 

Melissa Perri's blog covers a range of topics in the field of product management. Her writings reflect her extensive experience and insights into this domain, as she works as a strategic advisor, author, and board member, aiding leaders in Fortune 500 companies and SAAS scale-ups to develop impactful product strategies and organisations. Some of the topics she explores in her blog include reflections on her journey and learnings from writing business books like "Escaping the Build Trap" and "Product Operations," discussions on the evolving role of product managers in the industry, and retrospectives on the developments in product management over the past decade.

16. Growth Unhinged by Kyle Poyar‍

"Growth Unhinged," authored by Kyle Poyar, is a newsletter dedicated to exploring the strategies and tactics behind today's most successful startups. It focuses on real-life growth advice, playbooks, and case studies, and is tailored for an audience keen on understanding product-led growth, pricing, and go-to-market strategies. The newsletter is well-regarded for providing comprehensive insights on these topics and is subscribed to by over 35,000 weekly readers. It's praised for its deep dives into the mechanics of startup growth and strategy.

17. Prioritised by MindtheProduct‍

"Prioritised" is a newsletter from Mind the Product, a community co-founded by the user for Product Managers and enthusiasts. Renowned for their events and conferences, Mind the Product extends their focus on product excellence through this newsletter.

Each issue of "Prioritised" compiles insights from various product experts and leaders, covering topics like product leadership, design thinking, and innovation. It offers fresh perspectives on product management challenges. Additionally, the newsletter includes updates on events, workshops, and webinars, as well as product job listings, making it a comprehensive resource for networking and career advancement.

18. Product Growth by Aakash Gupta

‍“Product Growth" is a newsletter by Aakash Gupta, focusing on product management, product leadership, and career advancement in product management roles. It is well-received for its in-depth case studies and strategies on product development and growth. The newsletter, with over 93,000 subscribers, is recommended for its insightful breakdowns of product strategies and is considered a valuable resource for product builders and those aspiring to become top-tier product leaders.

19. Reforge's Newsletter

With Patrick Campbell, CEO and co-founder of Profit well, Brian Balfour’s Reforge was one of the first organizations to respond swiftly to the demands of product leaders around COVID-19, producing a helpful multipart video and written series on Growth in Turbulent Times. You can sign up for their newsletter to be notified when a new piece is published. These essays, which contain contributions from product managers at startups like Drift, Slack, and Credit Karma, will be useful to you if you’re a product manager or someone heading a team at a product org.

20. Product Cafe Newsletter by Zeda.io‍

The "Product Café Newsletter" by Zeda.io, is a bi-weekly newsletter catering to over 5,000 subscribers. It focuses on enriching product knowledge and is designed for professionals interested in product management and development. The newsletter likely covers a range of topics relevant to the product community, including insights, case studies, and industry trends. 

21. TLDR Newsletter

The TLDR Newsletter is a daily tech newsletter designed to be brief yet informative, offering the most important tech news in a concise format. It's especially popular among software engineers and tech workers, with over 1,250,000 subscribers. The newsletter aims to keep its readers updated with significant developments in the tech world in a time-efficient manner.

22. First Round Review Newsletter

First Round Review is known for its in-depth articles and resources aimed at startups and entrepreneurs. The newsletter typically includes insights and advice from successful founders, investors, and industry experts, covering topics such as business strategy, management, product development, and startup culture.

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