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What if we prescribed video games, and not Ritalin, to treat ADHD?

One in five high school boys is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Here’s how gaming may change that.<p><b>By Greg Toppo</b><p><b>The following</b> …

How To Improve Customer Service, Customer Success At Your SaaS Company

In a SaaS or subscription environment, there’s almost nothing more important than the quality of the customer service (or “customer success,” or “the customer experience”–I have no dog in the fight over which term to use). And customer service in SaaS is exactly what I want to talk about today. But …

Customer Experience

The Best Blogs for Product Managers

There’s a reason product managers (PMs) are called “mini-CEOs.” They must drive an idea from start to finish. This road from conception to user …

Product Management

Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data

“Big data.” It’s one of Silicon Valley’s favorite and most annoying buzzwords, yet there’s no data shortage in sight as data companies continue …

Product Management

Lessons learned from scaling a product team

There’s been lots written about how Internet businesses <i>should</i> build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but …

Wizeline Releases Free Product Management Tool

Wizeline has good news for product managers who have outgrown spreadsheets and presentation software as tools for managing their company’s …

​Fantasy football's obsessive fans

<i>At least one hundred million Americans are expected to watch the Super Bowl later today, and several million of them will know first-hand just how</i> …

4 Companies That Should Do Fantasy Sports

Earlier today, I came across a post on Reddit pleading with Google to get into the Fantasy Sports business. That got me to thinking – there are …

Beyond Lean Startup: Using the Optimal Product Process™ to Scale

Much has been written about using Lean methods to bring products to market, and it has proven to be a very effective technique for getting ideas off …

Dominating Fantasy Sports, One Day at a Time | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This article is part of</i> Inc.<i>'s 2015 Best Industries report.</i><p>A professional sports season usually lasts five to eight months, depending on the sport. Why does a fantasy sports competition need to be just as long?<p>That simple insight has catalyzed what was already a booming business, …

Fantasy Sports

Will animation be the big UI trend of 2015?

Animation has become an increasingly important part of the UI design experience across many different applications.<p>There are core considerations of …

The Pros and Cons of Product Management

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora</i><p>If you are considering becoming a product manager, you are probably not comparing the role’s merits to unrelated professions such as sushi chef or …

Product Management

To Investors, Startups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you sold your last startup for $800 million, you probably already know how to build a business, and even conservative investors won’t worry about the quality of your next business plan. But for the rest of us, don’t believe the Silicon …

Our Top 5 Product Management Posts of 2014

It’s been a big year for our blog here at Aha! and to celebrate we are taking a moment to pause and reflect. We’ve been humbled by our growth as more …

User Stories are Not Enough to Create a Great User Experience

Creating a product with a great user experience requires more than just user stories. While capturing the product functionality is important, the …

UX Design

My Product Management & Marketing Rules

<i>This is a list of the rules of product management and product marketing as I see them. I know that there are so many more, and that others can</i> …

SaaS Customer Success & Whole Product - The PM Vision

<i>Updated August 1, 2015 in response to this tweet from Lincoln Murphy.</i><p>In SaaS, Customer Success is Literally Life or Death<p>As you may already know, …

7 Successful People Describe the Decision That Changed Their Careers Forever | Inc.com

Can you pinpoint a single decision that affected your entire career? What about an event that changed everything about how you would face the future?<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write about for its most recent Influencers editorial package, titled …

Success

The Product Owner's Checklist for the First Sprint

The Essential Upfront Product Management Work<p>Scrum is agnostic about the work that has to be done before you can create an initial product backlog …

Why the World Needs the US Economy to Struggle

<i>Below is the January 4th Thoughts from the Frontline, republished in full.</i><p>The headlines this morning talk about the US dollar hitting an 11-year high. I have been saying for years that the dollar is going to go higher than anyone can imagine. This trade is just in the early innings. And the …

Baton Rouge

Foreigners Hold Half of All U.S. Patents Annually | Inc.com

There's probably no other country as innovative as the United States. At least that's the trope. But recent statistics from the U.S. Patent Office and new independent surveys suggest much of America's innovation is not home-grown: many of the country's best and brightest ideas come from …

Innovation

The Top 3 CEO Blind Spots | Inc.com

If you spend time with a few thousand management team members the way Steve Kimball has, you discover some things. Mainly, you discover that CEOs don’t know their management teams very well. At all. Kimball is CEO of Inc. Navigator, provider of a team alignment and accountability tool. Kimball's …

CEOs

Marketing Strategies: Why Giving Donations Works Better Than Buying Ads | Inc.com

You have a great product that nobody's buying because they've never heard of it. Without sales, you don't have the money to advertise. Without advertising, you can't build sales.<p>It's a familiar conundrum, but there might be a good solution: Instead of advertising, give your product away to support …

San Francisco

5 Documentaries About Entrepreneurs You Need to Watch This Spring | Inc.com

There's no shortage of documentaries that convey what it's like to be an entrepreneur. Which is a good thing because all too often entrepreneurs feel as if they're alone in their experience, or unaware of what it takes to succeed. Here's a roundup of upcoming small business-themed documentaries …

Entrepreneurship

Team Member Competency Is Critical To Your Startup

<b>Focus on communication skills.</b> The ability to communicate effectively and often to your team and to the outside world becomes more and more critical …

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

The 5 Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Are Still Making on Twitter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Twitter is one of the purest forms of true social media -- conversations and direct interactions in real time happening all day, every day, making it one of the most valuable brand channels for entrepreneurs. You can find out what people …

Win at Fantasy Baseball, the Old-School Way

Dominate your draft using classic strategies from guys who shaped the game<p>Through 2013, the fantasy sports industry has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar business. In the U.S. alone, 33.5 million people throw down cash on their fake rosters of athletes, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade …

How Apple TV Can Win: Make A Netflix Out Of The iTunes Store

Shortly before he died in 2011, Steve Jobs uttered four exciting words to his biographer, regarding Apple’s plans to revolutionize the television experience: “I finally cracked it.”<p>Since his death, everyone’s been guessing what exactly “it” was—or is. Year after year, analysts continue to believe …

5 Downsides To Being An Introvert That No One Tells You About

It seems like the 21st century has become the revenge of the introvert. From Susan Cain’s <i>Quiet: The Power of Introvert’s in a World That Can’t Stop</i> …