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Uncensored advice about product development and building a high-growth software company from Brian de Haaff, co-founder and CEO at Aha!

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Does your life roadmap matter when the world is bleak?
October 25, 2023
Does your life roadmap matter when the world is bleak?

Every successful company has a roadmap. So why not people too? There are 4 steps to creating a life roadmap: Discover your “why," decide your “when,” document your…

Goodbye to Twitter (for now)
September 27, 2023
Goodbye to Twitter (for now)

The promotion of hate normalizes it and leads to more hate. This is why Aha! can no longer support or engage with X, the social platform formerly known as Twitter. We…

Why I am still burned out on burnout
September 25, 2023
Why I am still burned out on burnout

Most new companies and new products fail. You have to believe deeply in your vision of the future — that what it is you are working towards is meaningful enough to…

How to set your 2024 product strategy
September 13, 2023
How to set your 2024 product strategy

Ready to set strategy and plan your 2024 product roadmap? These are the areas of focus that will guide any product manager towards success. It starts with developing a…

I am happy to be a founder again
August 28, 2023
I am happy to be a founder again

Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff is deeply involved in operating the business. But recently, he felt a pull back towards the detailed work of product development…

Can you become a product manager again?
August 16, 2023
Can you become a product manager again?

Want to return to product management after a hiatus? Apply your relevant experience and drive — always be open to learning new things.

You Need To Trash "Good" Product Ideas
August 9, 2023
You Need To Trash "Good" Product Ideas

Feedback during ideation allows for fresh perspectives, leading to innovative solutions. Learn how product managers refine ideas to ensure that products meet the needs…

How Product Managers Overcome Consensus Building
July 28, 2023
How Product Managers Overcome Consensus Building

Consensus building is unfortunately common in product development. It slows down product managers and often waters down promising ideas.

The Real Problem With Consensus Building
July 26, 2023
The Real Problem With Consensus Building

Compromising often results in a bad outcome. No one gets what they really want or need — not you, not the team, and certainly not customers. How can product managers…

4 ways to prepare for a role in product management
July 24, 2023
4 ways to prepare for a role in product management

More people than ever are pursuing a product management career. With increased competition for these roles, standing out takes more than studying the same resources as…

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