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Aha! Surpasses 5,000 Customers and a $40 Million Annual Revenue Run Rate
July 24, 2018
Aha! Surpasses 5,000 Customers and a $40 Million Annual Revenue Run Rate

In 2018 Aha! surpassed over 5,000 paying customers with an annual revenue of $40 million. Learn how we do it with a fully remote global team.

5 Skills Product Managers Should Put on Their Resume
July 19, 2018
5 Skills Product Managers Should Put on Their Resume

Lots of people want to be product managers these days. No wonder — this is challenging work that currently brings in the highest average salary offers of any tech job.…

Your Product Portfolio Is Overwhelming the Team (and Customers) — What Do You Do?
July 16, 2018
Your Product Portfolio Is Overwhelming the Team (and Customers) — What Do You Do?

When are more choices a bad thing? Some might say “never.” I strongly disagree. The variations of your offerings should not be like flavors of ice cream. Building out…

Help! I Am a Product Manager and I Have No Control Over My Own Product
July 12, 2018
Help! I Am a Product Manager and I Have No Control Over My Own Product

You like to build things. This is why you became a product manager. And yet very little building gets done. The plans you make keep changing. Decisions get overturned.…

The Founder’s Paradox: How to Be an Entrepreneur When No One Is Born an Innovator
July 10, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How to Be an Entrepreneur When No One Is Born an Innovator

What do you whisper to yourself when you think no one is listening? <p>“I am not a words person.”<br /> “I am terrified of speaking in public — because I am terribly…

You Can Experience Joy at Work Every Day
July 9, 2018
You Can Experience Joy at Work Every Day

Joy at work. Some people scoff at the very idea. Most likely, these folks have never been happy in their career. Maybe they do not even believe it is possible. Work is…

6 Ways Product Managers Get Noticed (Plus, What Not to Do)
July 2, 2018
6 Ways Product Managers Get Noticed (Plus, What Not to Do)

I bet you were the head of your class. People knew you for your smarts and ambition. But something changed between college and today. You are no longer the most talented…

Aha! Named 2018 CODiE Award Finalist
June 29, 2018
Aha! Named 2018 CODiE Award Finalist

We are proud of what we have built at Aha! — and people have started to take notice. Today I am thrilled to share that we have received more recognition from our peers in…

Aha! Cares: 5 Ways Our Remote Team Volunteers Together
June 27, 2018
Aha! Cares: 5 Ways Our Remote Team Volunteers Together

What is your favorite memory from the past year? This is a question we ask every Aha! teammate on their work anniversary. (Or “Aha!-niversary,” as we like to call it.)…

6 Questions to Ask in an Interview for a Remote Job
June 19, 2018
6 Questions to Ask in an Interview for a Remote Job

I believe in remote work. Big shock, right? But I have a secret — it is actually not a deep passion point for me. You do not find me on the speaker circuit pushing the…

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