What we're about

We're a group of people who get together every two months to discuss a Product Management book. It's fun, friendly and relaxed, with an emphasis on the themes of each book, sharing stories from our own experiences and getting to know other Product Managers in Sydney. We'll choose the books by community vote after each bookclub. The bookclub will focus on Product books but we're a broad discipline so I'm sure we'll also branch out from pure Product books to other books that inform our practice.

Drinks and snacks will be provided, in an awesome space at Brainmates: the home of Product Management.

Past books:

• What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz – Jan 2020

• A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger – Nov 2019

• Outcomes over Output by Joshua Seiden – September 2019

• Sprint by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz – July 2019

• Escaping the Build Trap by Melissa Perri – May 2019

• Multipliers by Liz Wiseman – March 2019

• Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz – Jan 2019

• Measure What Matters by John Doerr – Nov 2018

• Radical Candor by Kim Scott – Sept 2018

• Inspired (second edition) by Marty Cagan – July 2018

• Work Clean by Dan Charnas – May 2018

• User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton – Mar 2018

• Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra – Jan 2018

• Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini – Nov 2017

• Product Leadership by Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson and Nate Walkingshaw – Sep 2017

• Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya – July 2017

• Sense and Respond by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden – May 2017

• Inspired by Marty Cagan – Mar 2017

Upcoming events (1)

We're reading High Conflict by Amanda Ripley

Online event

Our theme for the first Book Club of 2021 is Managing Conflict, centering on Amanda Ripley's High Conflict.

As product leaders, we need to engage in all kinds of conflict. Often, it is a healthy and necessary path to the right outcome, but sometimes it can lead to a complete breakdown of trust and relationships.

High Conflict is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the normal rules of engagement no longer apply. The brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority and, at the same time, more and more mystified by the other side.

However, people do escape high conflict. Individuals—even entire communities—can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame... if they want to.

In High Conflict, Amanda takes us around the world to understand how people learn to stop demonising the other side and start agreeing to disagree productively.

We will update the event closer to the date with additional links on the theme of managing conflict.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

Format for the night:
- 6 pm Log in and say hello
- 6:15 Introductions and summary of the book
- 6:30 Discussion
- 7:30(ish) Wrap, shout outs and next book

Past events (30)

End of year Product Party

Online event

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