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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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Stop Your Next Presentation to Honor the Now
July 10, 2017
Stop Your Next Presentation to Honor the Now

Do you honor the now? Learn the importance of living in the moment and achieving now.

How Not to Scale Your Startup
July 6, 2017
How Not to Scale Your Startup

Companies that grow in a sustainable way put people and value first. Learn our guidelines for when to scale your startup.

Product Managers: Celebrate the Interruptions
June 27, 2017
Product Managers: Celebrate the Interruptions

You start the day off ready to cruise through your schedule and To-do list. And then… the speed bumps appear out of nowhere. Impromptu meetings. Last-minute…

There Is a New Animal in Silicon Valley
June 26, 2017
There Is a New Animal in Silicon Valley

There is a new animal in Silicon Valley. And it is nothing like the unicorns you have read about in the past. This new beast is not quite as flashy. It moves a little…

How This CEO Learned to Let Go
June 22, 2017
How This CEO Learned to Let Go

Companies that want to build something lasting have to be willing to let go of unhealthy partnerships. Learn more about letting go from Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de…

What a 7 Year Old Taught Me About Team Spirit
June 19, 2017
What a 7 Year Old Taught Me About Team Spirit

“Dear Future Me, I hope I work at Aha! And live at the beach. Love, Carson” An Aha! teammate recently shared this note with the company. It was from his 7-year-old son’s…

10 Steps Product Managers Take to Get to The Lovability Line
June 13, 2017
10 Steps Product Managers Take to Get to The Lovability Line

I bet you can think of at least a few customers who absolutely love your product. They are vocal, share positive feedback, say that you “get” them, and advocate for your…

5 Ways to Know if Your Boss Is Selfish
June 5, 2017
5 Ways to Know if Your Boss Is Selfish

Do you work for a selfish boss? Check out these 5 signs that your boss is selfish and discover how to make your company more lovable.

Hey Boss: My First Day Really Stunk
May 30, 2017
Hey Boss: My First Day Really Stunk

I will never forget that day. I had just started a new job after finishing graduate school and moving back to the San Francisco Bay area. I showed up at the specified…

I Said “No More Salespeople, Please”
May 23, 2017
I Said “No More Salespeople, Please”

I bet at some point, you have done it — you hid from a salesperson. You did not want to be rude, but you also did not want to be bothered with the hard sell. The goal was…

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