Process Hacker News for December 4, 2017

Media

Gary Vaynerchuk shares his take on mobile apps, cryptocurrency and intuition when he appears as a guest on Adam Siddiq’s podcast, The Soulfully Optimized Life.

Pay attention to Alex Cespedes’s advice: “Better writing starts with the title,” in his latest Project Book podcast episode.

Oftentimes, we want to shape our children into perfection, but there is a huge difference between parenting and “childrening.” Listen in as Guy and Ilan Ferdman share a reasonable argument in their latest episode. Also check out their two new videos about breaking old habits and getting a growth mindset on their YouTube channel.

Writing

The Lead Fuze Blog by Justin McGill has just been recognized in Quickbooks’ list of 100 Best Business Blogs. Check out the latest Lead Fuze article on 5 pricing strategies, written by Ruben Gamez.

The latest The Virtually Anywhere Daily curation is now out! Be sure to check out all the articles and videos shared by our most recent Hack the Process guest, Michelle Dale.

Events

Andi Galpern brings you CascadeSF’s UXNight: The Blockchain on January 17, where blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency are the main themes. Take advantage of a more affordable ticket price if you register before the end of December.

Tools

Take a sneak peek at the interface of RightMessage, an up and coming on-site personalization product, co-founded by Brennan Dunn.

Share Ryan Waggoner’s tweet and take advantage of a 30% discount on LetsMakeApps.io, his lead generation system for freelancers.

Causes

Ashe Dryden just tweeted about donating GED textbooks to women in prison. Can you spare $20 for a good cause?

Recommended Resources

Huawei has been making waves as the third largest mobile phone company, and Shel Israel points out why Huawei is among the smartest social marketers on a recent Medium post. Previous Hack the Process guest, Tara Hunt told us that she was inspired by Shel’s work.

If you’re looking for the best entrepreneurship books, Pat Flynn recommends his top business books for 2017. Watch the video until the end for a chance to get a free copy of his current favorite! Nicaila Matthews, Omar Zenhom and Paula Jenkins have all spoken of how Pat Flynn influenced them.

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Process Hacker News for October 16, 2017

I started publishing Hack the Process as a podcast last year to gather and share insights from people who’ve managed to get over the hurdle of going from an idea to putting something real out into the world. One of the things I learned along the way was how helpful it can be to curate regular lists of inspiring publications and services. And since I’ve been following our growing community of Process Hackers, here are some of their recent updates you might appreciate. Check out what they’re working on, and please be sure to let them know what you think by offering your feedback.

Process Hacker Updates

Ron Lichty talks Scrum techniques in his upcoming workshop in SF on October 21. Join up to discover more about Scrum and Agile practices and how they can help your product and teams.

Brennan Dunn will be flying off to different parts of the world to speak for Converted Conference 2017 and DCBKK. If you’re on that side of the map and you’re interested in joining these business conferences, be sure to grab a ticket and drop by.

See the video and transcript of Design Systems Are For People, a presentation made by Jina Anne for Design Systems Coalition NYC held last August.

JuVan Langford insists you to be present and to plan for your future in his latest YouTube video. Check out the link to get a dose of much-needed inspiration!

Join Rich Mironov when he co-hosts Leading Teams and Products That Count, an invite-only event for product managers happening in November in San Francisco.

Ashe Dryden is calling willing sponsors to come out and support AlterConf. She is now also open for booking for consulting and speaking on diversity and inclusion issues in tech. If your tech staff needs to learn some sensitivity and knowledge on these fields, get in touch with her today!

You have a company? You want to find some new apps that might be useful for your business? Ricky Yean would like to help you search for journalists to follow who are relevant to your business with his new app. It’s also been featured on Product Hunt. Come test out his new app!

Heart of Business by Mark Silver has put up a new blog post written by Steve Mattus for all you entrepreneurs who might be seeking some business advice.

Note: I’m working on ways to curate this list appropriately for both the blog and the newsletter. Please send me your comments so I can keep tweaking it to meet your needs. Thanks!

Freelancing and Business Consulting Success with Brennan Dunn on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 26

Brennan Dunn is on a mission to get freelancers to start thinking of themselves as business consultants. His company, Double Your Freelancing, grew out of his own experiences moving from independent developer to running his own agency, launching and selling a software-as-a-service product, and eventually publishing books and classes and running conferences designed to help other people selling their services learn the tricks he discovered along the way. In this episode Brennan will explain how he benefitted from joining a $2,000 a month mastermind group, why he prices his conferences to break even rather than doing them for profit, and why he would never again start a business by launching a software-as-a-service product.

Where to find Brennan online

Double Your Freelancing: https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brennandunn

Resources Brennan mentioned

Planscope: http://planscope.io/

Amy Hoy: https://unicornfree.com/

30×500: https://30×500.com/

Xander Castro: http://www.startupeventsolutions.com/

Patrick McKenzie: http://www.kalzumeus.com/

Trello: https://trello.com/

Slack: https://slack.com/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/