October 8

Top Product Management Newsletters 2022

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One of the great things about the broader product management community is that there are many people who are willing to share what they’ve learned through experience.

And it’s not always rainbows and unicorns. There’s a sizable group of people who are willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly that is product management.

A good way to find these nuggets is to subscribe to some of the many regularly published product management newsletters.

Here’s a collection of newsletters that cover a wide range of product management topics. Some newsletters share long-form content from the newsletter author. Others are curated around a specific topic.

If you want to keep up on the latest in product management ideas and learn from others’ experience, you can’t go wrong by subscribing to these newsletters.

Product Collective

If you build, launch, and scale world-class software products, the Product Collective newsletter is for you!

Every Friday, we send you a curated collection of resources focused on a topic of particular interest to product people. On any given Friday, you’ll see resources from the usual suspects in the product management world, as well as resources from some lesser-known sources that provide a different but still relevant perspective.

The newsletter also contains original content exploring the world of product management and announcements about upcoming Product Collective events and offerings, like this resource guide.

If you haven’t already, join 40,000+ other product people who are learning the latest methods, tools, and frameworks for software product management.



Product-led growth is rapidly changing the way companies go to market, and in this newsletter, we unpack some of the top product-led strategies, tactics, and case studies.

Every Sunday, you’ll receive some of the top content on product-led growth with a fresh perspective.

Join 25K+ other PLG professionals and practitioners. Get early access to product-led content, interactive videos, templates, in-depth guides, and research that you won’t find anywhere else.


Department Of Product Newsletter

The world of product management is constantly changing. If you want to keep up with the latest industry news, analysis, or product management techniques, then you should read the Department of Product newsletter.

Every week, the folks at the Department of Product share the latest product announcements and news as well as curate some of the most insightful articles for product people.

Whether you’re a practicing product manager, a venture capitalist, or in an educational institution, the Department of Product newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest in the world of product.


Product Talk Newsletter

Are you a product leader, a user experience advocate, or a startup founder who wants to build great digital products?

Teresa Torres, a product discovery coach, writes Product Talk to help you better understand your users and customers, incorporate experiments into your product development process, and make data-informed product decisions.

Teresa publishes the Product Talk newsletter bi-weekly (roughly). The content alternates between easy-to-digest and immediately actionable original product-discovery- focused articles and curated recommendations of other product-management-focused resources.


Product Thoughts Newsletter

If you’d like to get better at building products that make a difference, you may want to subscribe to Tim Herbig’s newsletter.

Tim is a product management coach and consultant with a mission to help product teams focus on outcomes and make real progress toward meaningful goals through self-determined and evidence-based decision-making.

His weekly “Product Thoughts” newsletter combines actionable advice based on his own experience, as well as practical articles on product strategy, product goals, and product discovery from across the web.


What is Product Management – Lenny’s Newsletter

If you’re interested in thoughts on growth and product management from a startup perspective, then you may want to take a look at “What is product management” by Lenny Rachitsky.

Lenny is a writer, startup advisor, angel investor, founder, and former product leader. He writes a weekly subscriber-only newsletter that tackles reader questions about product, growth, and general work topics. Once a month, he writes a free version of his newsletter that’s available to everyone.

The “What is product management” newsletter is a great source of experienced-based, actionable advice for common product management challenges, especially for startups and tech companies.


Product Management Newsletters By Jock Busuttil

Jock Busuttil is a freelance head of product, author, and conference speaker. He has helped companies ranging from startups to multinationals improve their product management practices. You don’t have to work for one of the companies that Jock is helping to take advantage of his experience. He regularly shares his insights through a couple of different newsletters.

If you’re into long-form explorations of product-management-related topics, subscribe to “I Manage Products” to get an email update when he publishes his newest article. You can also read past articles on his blog, including an ongoing series on the 100 things he’s learned.

If you’re interested in pointers to useful articles, videos, and podcasts covering a particular product management topic, subscribe to “PRODUCTHEAD,” Jock’s weekly curated newsletter. Jock provides some commentary on the topic and includes links to resources that he found particularly helpful.


The Beautiful Mess

We’re all trying to work our way through the “beautiful mess” that is cross-functional product development. Fortunately, there’s a guide who can help us cut through the whole mess: John Cutler.

John is the Head of Product Education, Product Evangelist, and Coach at Amplitude. As part of that role, he has the opportunity to interact with several cross-functional product development teams at a wide variety of companies.

Since 2020, he has written a weekly newsletter—“The Beautiful Mess”—in which he shares his observations and advice. This newsletter goes beyond product management to include product design and how teams work with each other and everyone else in the organization.


Inside Product

As more enterprises undertake digital and product transformations, there’s a new set of product people trying to figure out how product management fits in their organization. Kent McDonald publishes “Inside Product” to provide advice to people trying to fit product management in different contexts.

Kent McDonald is a writer and product manager who uses his extensive background in business analysis and product development to explain product development to people working in tech-enabled organizations in industries such as financial services, insurance, and retail.

“Inside Product” is a weekly email with handpicked resources focused on applying product management practices and techniques to products that don’t generate revenue directly, but are essential for interactions with customers and business operations.


Product Bytes

If you’d like an honest view of what product management in a software product company really looks like, there’s no better place to look than Rich Mironov’s “Product Bytes.”

Rick is a seasoned veteran of several software product companies and now coaches product executives, product management teams, and revenue software organizations. He’s also “parachuted” into software companies, where he acted as an interim VP of Product / CPO.

“Product Bytes” is his long-running newsletter on software, startups, product strategies, Silicon Valley, and the inner life of product managers. There’s a new issue roughly monthly featuring Rich’s insights on product leadership, organizing the product organization, scaling up, and tackling software-product-company-specific challenges.


The Adam Thomas Product Newsletter

If you’re a product manager or product leader, you know your only constant is change. Even when you focus your efforts to help your team make more consistent, high-quality decisions, sometimes it feels as if you are fighting quicksand.

Adam Thomas has been there and wants to help you work through it. Adam Thomas is a product coach with over a decade of experience as a product manager and product leader. He uses what he learned during that time to help product managers get better at outcome-driven decision-making and ship products that make a difference.

Adam publishes his newsletter every other Sunday morning. His newsletter includes his insights on product management, leadership, and strategy, along with occasional observations on culture and behavioral psychology.



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Kent J McDonald

About the author

Kent J McDonald writes about and practices software product management. He has product development experience in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. Kent practices his craft with a variety of product teams and provides just in time resources for product people at KBP.media and Product Collective. When not writing or product managing, Kent is his family’s #ubersherpa, listens to jazz and podcasts (but not necessarily podcasts about jazz), and collects national parks.


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