The One Sign You Are Getting a Raise

excited woman getting a raise

It’s that time of year again. Will you or won’t you? And I am not talking about getting an ugly sweater from Aunt Nancy. That’s a sure thing. I am talking about the review that takes place for tens of millions of folks this time of year and something you really care about — is your paycheck going to swell? Money isn’t everything, but it surely is something.

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Use These Cover Letters That Startup CEOs Read


Last week I wrote about 5 Ridiculous Cover Letter Mistakes. It’s difficult to get past the gatekeepers at an organization and even harder to reach time-challenged CEOs. But as the CEO of a rapidly growing software company like Aha!, which receives hundreds of resumes a month, there are some intro emails that do catch my eye.  … read more »

The New Aha! Text Editor

New Aha! Text Editor

A text editor might seem like a minor enhancement, but this update is anything but. The one common input throughout Aha! is text. It’s where you fill in a description for each feature, finalize goals for the upcoming year, and add details to a critical future product release.

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State of the Art in WYSIWYG HTML Editors

WYSIWYG Text Editor

A common feature request from Aha! users was the ability to include images and tables inline with feature descriptions. A year or so ago we embarked on a project to improve our editor with a more feature rich experience.

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The One Belief Destroying Your Career

Image of a young woman upset

A few years ago a friend of mine told me a story that I still can not get out of mind. It’s silly actually. He’s an accomplished doctor now with a speciality in gastroenterology and the liver, but I did worry about him at the time. Here is what he said that gave me real pause, “The plane left without me.”
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The New Journalist is an Algorithm

Image of Journalist Who Needs a Job

I asked a friend over coffee the other day what he thought about the future of journalism. The answer should not have surprised me considering his last software company built real-time marketing software and was acquired by Microsoft. He said that in the future, successful journalists will not be able to eat, sleep, or take breaks if they want to survive.

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5 Most Ridiculous Cover Letters

Image of manager throwing away a bad cover letter

Hello! That is what your intro email yells at me when I see it show up in my inbox. I don’t know you, but I am hopeful that you will be a good fit for our company. I still review most job candidates who send the team a note about a job. And that email that you sent is your cover letter, whether you know it or not.

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The One Sign Your Startup Will Thrive in 2015

Image of woman watching startup burn

People often complicate life and business is no different. It’s our ability to find the essence that matters, regardless of whether we’re talking about our careers or the company we work for. The same is true when it comes to figuring out which startups will thrive and which will not survive in 2015.

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New in Aha! – Greater Control Over Roadmap Views

Product Roadmap Timelline

We are excited to announce additional enhancements to generating a product roadmap in Aha! You can now filter features for easier control over the roadmap views that you create. You can also multi-select releases that you want to add to your roadmap. That means you can quickly specify which releases and features you’d like to show on the roadmap timeline view.

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The Great Great Product Manager

Image of a chessboard

Great product managers are visionary leaders. They’re the people for whom and with whom we want to work. These people have figured out how to blend great communication, an openness to new ideas, and decisive leadership in a way that has us angling to be on their teams. So, how do they do it?

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