Since I released The Product Manager Interview, here's the top question I've received:
Could you please tell me what the difference is between the two and if you had to pick one, what would it be?
I'm currently looking for switching my focus from product marketing to product management, and my friend recommended me to read Decode and Conquer written by you. When I searched this book, I found that you also published The Product Manager Interview: 164 Actual Questions and Answers recently. It says it's an ideal complement to Decode and Conquer. Could you please tell the differences between these two books? And which would be more suitable for me as a newbie?
Difference between Decode and Conquer and The Product Manager Interview
Here's my answer:
- Decode and Conquer: focused on frameworks with examples; emphasis is getting *familiar* with those frameworks.
- The Product Manager Interview: 164 practice problems so you can *master* those frameworks
Which One Should I Get
I'd get both, because familiarity and mastery, are important objectives.
If you'd want to tip-toe your way into PM interviews, then I'd get D&C first.