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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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How Should I Present My Roadmap to the Executive Team?
August 23, 2018
How Should I Present My Roadmap to the Executive Team?

Have you ever given a roadmap presentation that felt more like an interrogation? Learn how to effectively present your product roadmap to the executive team.

Why This CEO Gives Every Single Team Member Homework
August 21, 2018
Why This CEO Gives Every Single Team Member Homework

Homework? Yes, you read that correctly. As the co-founder and CEO, I give homework to every single person at Aha! Twice a year, to be specific. And while you might think…

Go Inside the Aha! Offices — From California to South Africa
August 20, 2018
Go Inside the Aha! Offices — From California to South Africa

At Aha! we believe great work is about effort and achievement, not where you do it from. Take a peek inside Aha! home offices all over the world.

Aha! Ranks #143 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies
August 15, 2018
Aha! Ranks #143 on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Aha! was named #143 in terms of revenue growth among all companies and #13 among our software peers in Inc. magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000 list.

How We Build Meaningful Connections With Our Remote Team
August 14, 2018
How We Build Meaningful Connections With Our Remote Team

Aha! is a fully remote company. Learn how we promote a sense of belonging and stay well-connected across multiple countries and continents.

The Founder’s Paradox: How to Reject Work/Life Balance and Still Have a Happy Team
August 13, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How to Reject Work/Life Balance and Still Have a Happy Team

I reject work/life balance. I always have. But some people find this hard to understand at first, which is why I share my perspective on the topic fairly often. So, it…

Help! My Company Does Not Understand Product Management
August 7, 2018
Help! My Company Does Not Understand Product Management

Some company executives still do not value product management. Take this 4-step approach to show company leaders the importance of great product management and product…

No Executive Support for Your Product? No Problem — Follow This Advice
August 2, 2018
No Executive Support for Your Product? No Problem — Follow This Advice

Executive sponsors can be great. They help get you resources and funding. They provide insights into the broader strategy. They give you a look at what is happening…

6 Questions Product Managers Should Ask Each Week
July 31, 2018
6 Questions Product Managers Should Ask Each Week

Product managers are a curious bunch. It is what makes us so good at our jobs. I suppose it is an indispensable skill for most jobs, really. But product managers are…

The Founder’s Paradox: How to Succeed When Most Founders Fail
July 25, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How to Succeed When Most Founders Fail

Every summer I go on a backpacking trip to the Sierras in California. This year it was to the Emigrant Wilderness, just north of Yosemite. Jagged granite peaks, ice-blue…

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