The better you are at your job, the better PostHog is overall!
Everyone at PostHog is eligible to buy books to help you in your job.
The reason we think books can be more helpful than just Googling stuff, is the level of quality has to be higher for them to get published.
You may buy a couple of books a month without asking permission. As a general rule, spending up to $40/month on books is fine and requires no extra permission.
Books do not have to be tied directly to your area, and they only need be loosely relevant to your work. For example, biographies of leaders can help a manager to learn, and can in fact be more valuable than a tactical book on management. Likewise, if you're an engineer, a book on design can also be particularly valuable for you to read.
If you are new in your job role personally (for example, you have just graduated and we hired you, or the role represents something you've never worked on before), and PostHog doesn't have someone more experienced in your current role, we are very keen that we give you budget to improve your skills.
We are currently trialling this with one employee and will roll it out more broadly if successful. If this would help you in your role, please ask at this time.