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5 Product Managers Reveal the Worst Advice They Received
November 3, 2016
5 Product Managers Reveal the Worst Advice They Received

I did not learn how to be a product manager in school. I learned on the job and from others. My experience is that we all look for opportunities to deepen our…

Networking Is a Waste of Time
November 1, 2016
Networking Is a Waste of Time

There are 450 million active users on LinkedIn. And I swear half of them want to take me out for coffee. I get these requests on a regular basis and I always find it…

The Problem With Keeping Your Resume "Current"
October 27, 2016
The Problem With Keeping Your Resume "Current"

Is there a compulsive updater in your life? You know who I’m talking about — the one who seems to be in a constant state of “reaching out” with a stream of near-daily…

You Really Should Stop Using BCC
October 24, 2016
You Really Should Stop Using BCC

Old habits can be hard to break. For years, a friend of mine was required to blind carbon copy (BCC) his boss when sending out emails to other executives. Even after he…

The 5 Scary Types of Managers
October 20, 2016
The 5 Scary Types of Managers

What type of manager do you have? Read on to learn about the worst types of scary managers — and how to deal with them.

Aha! Acquires Roadmap.com and Launches Community for Product Managers
October 19, 2016
Aha! Acquires Roadmap.com and Launches Community for Product Managers

In 2016 Aha! acquired Roadmap.com and launched an online community for product managers.

Why Optimistic Realists Make Great Tech Leaders
October 18, 2016
Why Optimistic Realists Make Great Tech Leaders

I once worked for a guy who always had a smile on this face. He was a friend to everyone and always thought it was a beautiful day. But he was not fully respected by his…

Stop Hacking Your Success — Start Building
October 13, 2016
Stop Hacking Your Success — Start Building

The word “hack” has a colorful history. Not so long ago, if someone had suggested you had hacked your way to the top, you probably would have given them a sideways…

Why Is Sam Sleeping at His Desk?
October 10, 2016
Why Is Sam Sleeping at His Desk?

Here is how you can stay vigilant and prevent lethargy and boredom from becoming genuine threats to your team's future.

I Just Met Your Invisible Mentor
October 7, 2016
I Just Met Your Invisible Mentor

You can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube. Change a bike tire, learn guitar, or bake a flaky kołaczki pastry. If you are searching for expert career advice,…

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