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Aha! Is Recognized as One of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500
November 15, 2018
Aha! Is Recognized as One of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

2018 has been tremendous for the Aha! team. We started the company in 2013 and now have nearly 100 teammates. It is awe-inspiring to look back on our extraordinary…

The Real Value of a Product Marketing Manager
November 12, 2018
The Real Value of a Product Marketing Manager

I wrote a post about the real value of a product manager last year. The love was not surprising — I have always had a special place in my heart for product managers.…

The Founder’s Paradox: How to Add Complexity and Avoid It
November 6, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How to Add Complexity and Avoid It

More customers, more people, more process, more technology — leading to more success. And success leads to financial gains which can be reinvested to grow more customers,…

What Product Managers Should Do When the Sales Team Is Hostile
November 5, 2018
What Product Managers Should Do When the Sales Team Is Hostile

You rely heavily on other teams for product success. That is the story of being a product manager. So naturally, it makes your job a lot tougher when other teams are not…

The Unfortunate Trend of Workplace “Ghosting”
October 30, 2018
The Unfortunate Trend of Workplace “Ghosting”

Shhh. Do you hear anything? That silence is the sound of somebody not communicating with you at work. You pinged them with a question. You invited them to a meeting. But…

Tips for Product Management Resource Allocation
October 29, 2018
Tips for Product Management Resource Allocation

Three product teams enter. One product team leaves triumphant, two stumble away bruised. Do your resource allocation meetings ever feel like a knock-down, drag-out fight?…

How to Keep Learning at Work — Despite an Unhelpful Boss
October 23, 2018
How to Keep Learning at Work — Despite an Unhelpful Boss

The Dunning-Kruger effect. It is a mouthful to say, but the concept itself is pretty simple. It refers to a cognitive bias where people confidently assess themselves as…

The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Respond Instantly When You Are Super Busy?
October 16, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Respond Instantly When You Are Super Busy?

You are so busy that you are tired. Really tired. Seven-days-a-week, 12-hours-a-day tired. And you still have more to do, more than seems possible for just one person.…

4 Signs That Your Company Is About to Reorganize Product Management
October 9, 2018
4 Signs That Your Company Is About to Reorganize Product Management

“Reorg.” This word tends to spark a ripple of fear at work. But there is a type of organizational change that is happening at many of the world’s largest enterprises and…

How to Stay Motivated at Work When No One Else Cares
October 8, 2018
How to Stay Motivated at Work When No One Else Cares

Does it feel like you are the only person motivated at work? Follow these tips for staying motivated when nobody else on your team seems to care.

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