Deep Work for Product Managers

Tim Woods
8 min readMar 16, 2022

The ability to consistently do deep work is a valuable advantage for many jobs in the knowledge economy, but for product managers, it’s a superpower that will quickly set you apart from the pack.

The role of a product manager is distracting and varied by default. it makes cultivating deep work habits challenging, but this also makes it one of the most important skills you can develop. If you’re a PM and haven’t read Cal Newport’s book yet, I’d recommend it — I’d say it’s a foundational read. But here’s a run through of the key points, and why it matters so much for product…

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Tim Woods

Building Product at TryHackMe. Previously YouCanBookMe, PatSnap, HYPE Innovation, Imaginatik, IBM. Love all things PM. South Coast, England.