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Brian de Haaff


Menlo Park, CA, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Dear public company CFO

Aha CEO Brian de Haaff pens an open letter to public companies that are bullying providers to accept unfair payment arrangements → Read More

Dear public company CFO

Aha CEO Brian de Haaff pens an open letter to public companies that are bullying providers to accept unfair payment arrangements → Read More

This One Word Will Make You Feel In Control of Your Priorities

A simple change can realign your whole perspective. → Read More

How to Make Truly Great Things Happen at the Office

"Perfect moments" are attainable — and they're essential for growth. → Read More

5 Benefits of Doing Rewarding Work

Working on something that matters to you may even help you live longer. → Read More

A Lesson for Leaders — If You Do Something Wrong, Say Sorry

Bosses should never underestimate the power of a heartfelt apology. → Read More

Why You Need More Laughter in Your Work Day

Making laughter a priority can make you more productive and less stressed. → Read More

Why this CEO stopped calling his company a startup

It's time to rethink the definition of "startup." Here are some metrics to help you gauge when your company is no longer a startup. → Read More

How to Deal with a Boss Who Shoots Down New Ideas

Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff explains what to do when your boss seems to always shoot down your ideas. → Read More

Two Words Your Boss Should Never, Ever Say

Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff on why the words "care less" can be so damaging to your career. → Read More

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Aha! co-founder and CEO Brian de Haaff explains the benefits of remote work. → Read More

Why this founder sets aside 1 day a week to daydream

Do you make time to daydream? You might want to start. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say that that doing so is actually an indicator of your brain’s efficiency, creativity, and intelligence. → Read More

4 Reasons to Stop Being "Nice" at Work

Stop worrying about being so nice at work. Focus instead on being honest and direct — delivered with kindness. → Read More

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

The values and traits that will make kids better human beings — integrity, grit, empathy, and teamwork — are integral to almost any role. → Read More

3 science-backed ways to make your stressful job more bearable

Research reveals a simple tactic that can help reduce stress. → Read More

3 Companies You Should Emulate If You Want to Bootstrap Your Business

Why it's okay to say 'no' to venture capital money. → Read More

It's Not Just Business, It's Personal: How Love Can Create a More Successful Company

Love is the surprising emotion that leaders can no longer afford to ignore. → Read More

Brian de Haaff

Brian de Haaff Co-founder and CEO of Aha! — the world's #1 roadmap software Brian de Haaff 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… → Read More

Do You Love Your Co-Workers?

What? Love and business? Yep. It is a concept I explain in Lovability, my new book — it means building a product that customers love and a business where... → Read More

Email BCC is a 'little bit of evil' — so stop using it

The author argues that BCC is an obsolete method from the days of carbon paper, and it harms confidence, creates distraction, and disrupts relationships. → Read More