The Founder’s Paradox: How Do You Respond Instantly When You Are Super Busy?

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You are so busy that you are tired. Really tired. Seven-days-a-week, 12-hours-a-day tired. And you still have more to do, more than seems possible for just one person. But you are not the only one — this is how it always is for company founders. You are consistently on the edge of too much, but you will go until you cannot go anymore. And then you do it again the next day. Read more…

My Name Is Perry Hurtt — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

Perry Hurtt WIJ

I wanted to do something exceptional. It started way back when I graduated from high school — I knew I wanted to go where I could help people and make a real impact. But growing up without a lot of money, college seemed like a stretch. So, I looked for another place where I could better myself and learn from others. Read more…

How Product Managers Deal With a Meddling CEO

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Oh boy. The CEO is back from a weeklong trip. After meeting with customers and sales leaders in the field — now back in the office with a vengeance. You know what is coming next. A slew of emails and new feature requests scribbled hastily on a whiteboard. Sure, there are some good ideas up there. But the one thing that is lacking? A stable product strategy behind it all. Read more…

My Name Is Chris Swenson — This Is Why I Joined Aha!

chris swenson WIJ

It was my own personal robot. As a kid, I had a Kronoform transformer watch that went from timepiece to toy with a few twists and turns. Although the watch itself was pretty cool, I had more fun trying to understand how the parts came together. I would manipulate it from watch to robot over and over — trying to learn the logic behind the complex design. Read more…