Earlier this week, I wrote about The One Word That Will Make You Rich. Responding with “Done” to a question about your work delivers momentary joy to everyone who reads it. I love this word more than any other.
Integrating the tools your product teams use with Aha! is a great way to focus the team on what matters most — building better products. Currently, there are more than 20 integrations with Aha! as well as the ability to add additional tools using our API or Webhook capabilities. Today, we’re excited to add Single Sign-On (SSO) with Google Apps to our growing list of supported integrations.
There is one word at work that arrives like a gift. It makes me feel happy and brings a jolt of joy to everyone who sees it in an email, IM, or text. I love reading this word more than any other — it has always spoken to me more than “bonus,” “raise,” and even “promotion.” I bet you love it too.
Several years ago I was preparing to interview Nick (name changed), a promising candidate. We had an opening for a content manager and social media skills were near the top of the list. Unfortunately, during my preparation, a quick Google search of Nick’s first and last name revealed several drunken tweets and one very crude blog post on Tumblr.
Aha! is the go-to tool that product managers live in every day. And it should feel like home. So, if you are one of the thousands of teams that use us daily, we want to help you make it yours. Aha! now enables you to add your colors and logo to the interface and to visual Notebooks that you share via PDFs or a secure web page.
On Monday, I published an article on a controversial topic — You Will Never Find Work/Life Balance. So many of us have grown up trying to perfectly split our time at the office and outside it with friends and family. It’s an impossibility. So, I suggested that we should forget about it and focus on “sustainable happiness” instead.
You have been lied to and so have I. Blame our parents, teachers, and the last 20 years of business gurus for their deception. We have been aiming so hard for success — under the guise of “work/life balance.” There’s just one problem: we’ve been grasping for the wrong trophy.
Leading a product team is invigorating. As the CEO of the product, the product manager has one of the best jobs in the company as well as one of the hardest. Make the wrong decisions and you’re a failure. But, define the right product for the right customer at the right time and you are a star.
The world is full of difficult people — including me and you — at times. But when I wrote The One Sign Your Boss Fears You, I was not sure what to expect. I knew that it would resonate with lots of good folks, but was not sure that people would want to read it or contribute to the dialogue. I was wrong.