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You Are Not an Office Cliche
May 8, 2018
You Are Not an Office Cliche

Do business clichés make you cringe? Check out our list of some of the worst business clichés and what these annoying phrases really mean.

Aha! Wins Prestigious “Company of The Year” Stevie Award
May 7, 2018
Aha! Wins Prestigious “Company of The Year” Stevie Award

We are building a different kind of technology company at Aha! No venture funding, no offices, and no salespeople. A company that has been highly profitable from the…

Your Office Is a Zoo — Now What?
May 3, 2018
Your Office Is a Zoo — Now What?

Observe any workplace and you will find an astonishing ecosystem. Each one is filled with many creatures. Depending on the organization, you may also find a battle for…

The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Get Out of the Details When You Care More About the Details Than Anyone Else?
May 1, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Get Out of the Details When You Care More About the Details Than Anyone Else?

Most founders care deeply. I know that I do. About everything that Aha! is and will be — the people and the product. About everything that does not go the way we want it…

Remote Work Is Different Than a Part-Time Job
April 30, 2018
Remote Work Is Different Than a Part-Time Job

Everyone wants to work remotely. I know this because I receive messages from people every day who want to work remotely for Aha! — I also read a lot of misguided…

How to Question Your Boss (and Be Loved for Being Obnoxious)
April 25, 2018
How to Question Your Boss (and Be Loved for Being Obnoxious)

Rude is not always loud. Yes, the person who speaks over everybody in a meeting is a bit obnoxious. But the person fading into the corner of the room can be even worse.…

How to Measure the Success of an Enterprise Transformation
April 24, 2018
How to Measure the Success of an Enterprise Transformation

Enterprise transformations are huge undertakings. Learn how to measure the success of an enterprise transformation with these metrics.

Your Go-to-Market Activities Need to Change — Here Is How
April 19, 2018
Your Go-to-Market Activities Need to Change — Here Is How

Do your go-to-market and launch activities need a revamp? Get started on your go-to-market transformation by asking these customer-focused questions.

Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor
April 17, 2018
Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor

A whole lot of “busy.” The person in the grocery store tapping out messages between two cell phones at once. The jogger whose eyes keep darting to the notifications…

The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Build a Company Without Venture Capital When People Want to Give You Lots of Money?
April 13, 2018
The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Build a Company Without Venture Capital When People Want to Give You Lots of Money?

“Can we grab a cup of coffee?” For some reason, this has become the casual beverage of choice for venture capitalists and just about anyone else who wants to get together…

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