About Brian and Aha!

Brian seeks business and wilderness adventure. He is the co-founder and CEO of Aha! — the world’s #1 product roadmap software — and the author of Lovability. His two previous startups were acquired by well-known public companies. Brian writes and speaks about product and company growth and the adventure of living a meaningful life.

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Aha! Wins “Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product” in 2018 SaaS Awards

Aha! wins SaaS award

“Today’s customers are demanding better experiences.” This was the essence of a blog post I recently wrote about enterprise transformation. To create real value, companies are compelled to rethink innovation through the lens of a Complete Product Experience (CPE). But this type of transformation is difficult in today’s dynamic and highly distributed companies. It requires deep strategic thinking, fervent customer-centricity, and real-time team collaboration. Read more…

How Should I Present My Roadmap to the Executive Team?

present to executives

Have you ever given a roadmap presentation that felt more like an interrogation? I know that many product managers have experienced this. The executive team demands to see your slides in advance. By the time your meeting comes around, you are not really doing much presenting — everyone has seen the deck already. You are mostly fielding a barrage of questions under what feels like a massive microscope. Read more…

Why This CEO Gives Every Single Team Member Homework

Aha! remote team hiring

Homework? Yes, you read that correctly. As the co-founder and CEO, I give homework to every single person at Aha! Twice a year, to be specific. And while you might think that the assignments are solely related to professional skills or technical proficiency, you would be wrong. The assignments are meant to provoke deep thought, meaningful reflection, and organization-wide conversation. Read more…

6 Unique Ways We Build Meaningful Connections With Our Remote Team

“A deep sense of belonging.” This is how one Aha! teammate recently described working here. Her statement made me proud. That sense of belonging is something we work hard to achieve — even as our 80-person team continues to rapidly grow. It is gratifying to know that our hard work is leading to team spirit and gratitude. But it is even more gratifying to watch what it looks and sounds like. See for yourself. Read more…