Process Hacker News for February 19, 2018

Welcome to the Process Hacker News, your weekly roundup of useful news and updates from Process Hackers who have been guests on Hack the Process with M. David Green. This week we’ve got billionaires, soft fronts, wild hearts, and a meaningless, uncaring universe. Enjoy!


If you want to center your business around love and inspiration, sign up for The Heart of Money, a course created by Mark Silver which starts on February 28.


A free online summit hosted by Tom Morkes called the $100K Launch School begins February 19th and runs until the 24th. Two of our other past Hack the Process guests, Brennan Dunn and Ryan Waggoner, along with myself, are among the featured speakers.

As a speaker at Relationships and the Health-Promoting Power of Connection Across the Lifespan, Rhonda Magee will be discussing the value of compassionate, inclusive communication. This event will be held at UCLA from March 16 to 18.

Are you wondering what role managers play in Agile teams? On February 28, Ron Lichty will be speaking about that to the Beyond Agile group at Impact Hub in Seattle.


Looking for funding for your tech projects related to diversity and inclusion? Ashe Dryden and her team at Fund Club would love to give you a hand. Apply now!


Rich Mironov was interviewed on InfoQ’s Engineering Culture podcast about product development trends.

Entrepreneur Naveen Jain guests on The Inner Changemaker Podcast with Jay Wong to explain what’s involved in becoming a billionaire.

Anxiety and depression are ongoing life issues Pace Smith and Kyeli have to deal with. In the latest podcast episode of The Dervish and the Mermaid, they share how some recent medication changes help them not care whether the universe is a meaningless, uncaring void.


Process Street, founded by Vinay Patankar was featured on as one of four tools to run your company remotely.

LeadFuze led by Justin McGill recently published a new article showing some copywriting principles to test out in sales and email campaigns.

Recommended Resources

In Brene Brown’s most recent interview on the On Being Podcast, she emphasizes the importance of having a strong back, soft front and a wild heart. Brene was referenced by two of our past guests, Kate Swoboda and Heather Chauvin.

Living Compassion has opened registration for two workshops, Conscious Compassionate Action and Parenting with the Mentor. Cheri Huber, admired by Kate Swoboda and referenced during Mike Massy’s episode of Hack the Process, is a mindfulness teacher and the founder of Living Compassion.

Nathan Curtis, founder of user experince design firm EightShapes and a recommendation made by Hack the Process guest Jina Anne, explains Design system intermediaries in his latest blog post.

Thanks for checking out this Process Hacker News update from Hack the Process. If you liked what you saw, please leave a comment to let us know what processes you’re hacking.

Process Hacker News for November 27, 2017


WebinarNinja founder Omar Zenhom reveals how to create a successful Saas business during his interview on OkDork. Omar’s own $100 MBA Podcast also just published a new episode, where you can listen to him discuss whether it’s better to hire early or late.

Conversations and cocktails are the stars of Hampton Catlin’s podcast, We Have A Microphone. In their latest episode, Hampton and Michael drink Kew Garden Coolers and have a little chat about the FCC, film classifications and pickles.

Pam Wasley was a guest on the Support is Sexy Podcast, where she shares her entrepreneurship journey and explains how interim executives are changing the workforce.

The OuchSourcing Podcast had Vinay Patankar on as a guest. In the interview, Vinay emphasizes the importance of process documentation.


Do hard things. Why? Read what Kate Swoboda has to say in her latest blog entry.


BravHery is a live, two-day event in the UK from January 13 to 14, where JuVan Langford will coach women live to help them achieve clarity and awareness.

For all you Quarter Moon-level Patreon patrons who can’t make it to the Clarity Conference on Design Systems this week, Jina Anne rewards you with access to all the Clarity Conference videos when they’re released to the attendees. Last year’s Clarity videos are up on YouTube already, and well worth a look.


Alex Hillman just announced that the Stacking the Bricks Cyber Monday Bundle is up! To get more details on this discounted jump-start for your own product business, subscribe to their mailing list.

Resource News

What do KSwiss, Mindset, and Michael Jordan have in common? Gary Vaynerchuk! Hear him chat all about these topics on his third time on The Breakfast Club. Tara Hunt and Malek Banoun both spoke highly of Gary in their interviews on Hack the Process.

Buddhist practitioner and author, Jack Kornfield dives into how loving awareness can shift one’s sense of self into enlightened wisdom in his recent podcast entry. Jack is one of the folks recommended by Loic Le Meur.

Leslie Mac invites you to share on Giving Tuesday, a national fundraising event happening on November 28, centered on giving back to black women. Michelle Kim is one of the individuals greatly influenced by Leslie’s work.

Note: Thanks for all the positive feedback about this feature. I’ve started sending expanded weekly updates to the mailing list as well. Come join the Process Hacker community and stay up to date on what our amazing guests and the folks they follow have been up to.

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!

Process Hacker News for October 2, 2017

We’ve been doing this show for a while, and the amazing folks who’ve come to share their processes continue to evolve and create projects and resources that are worth keeping up with. To help make that easier for everybody, I thought it would be good to share a few recent updates from some of Process Hackers you’ve heard from on the show.

Process Hacker Updates

Tara Hunt recommended an inclusive tech community that’s looking for volunteers. Check out TO/gether to see some of their upcoming events and get involved.

Heather Chauvin posted a video of her interview with Renee Jain, a practical mindfulness expert for parents, about ways to address anxiety and stress:

Jina Anne has created a page on Patreon so people can get involved and stay up to date with her events, writing, speaking, and community building work around design systems. Check it out and show your support!

If you’re confused about where to publish what in social media, check out Frank Strona’s latest blog post explaining how he decides what information goes where and why.

Happy Keshapalooza from Dr. Kesha Moore! It’s a month-long celebration of stress-busters focusing on the science of happiness, as she explains in her recent video.

Carter Thomas has been podcasting about the bitcoin economy, and his show Coin Mastery just hit its 200,000th download. Way to go, Carter!

Side Hustle Nation just published an essay by Tom Corson-Knowles walking readers through the seven steps to earning their first $1000 as a freelance writer.

Jay Wong interviewed Alex Charfen, a podcaster and consultant who is famous for discovering the entrepreneurial personality type (EPT) for his Inner Changemaker podcast.

The Inner Game of You is a new video from Guy and Ilan Ferdman of Satori Prime. Also don’t miss the latest episode of their Have It All podcast, where they discuss how to heal your core wounds.

Paula Jenkins is kicking off the third season of her Jump Start Your Joy podcast with episode 102, in which she talks about reconnecting with your joy when something you once loved now feels heavy.

Note: Let me know what you think of this feature! I may start sending them out regularly as part of the newsletter if folks find them useful.

Design as a Communications Skill with Jina Bolton on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 20

Jina Anne (formerly Bolton) has gone from web design to web engineering and back again, so she understands what it takes to establish Design standards for a project and make them attractive, both visually and technically. In addition, Jina’s talent for evangelizing has helped make her Lightning Design System for Salesforce popular both inside the company and across the open source community. Hear how she built on her community organizing skills, and went from hosting local meetups to creating Clarity, a conference all about Design Systems. Jina will tell us how organized a small team to line up speakers, solicit sponsors, and get the word out, all while still holding down a full-time job, and managing her own open source projects on the side.

Where to find Jina online


Clarity Conference:

Lightning Design System:


Resources Jina mentioned

The Art and Science of CSS:

Richard Danne:

Nathan Curtis:







The Mixin:

Hampton Catlin:

Chris Eppstein:

Anna Pickard:

Smashing Magazine:

CSS Tricks:

Chris Coyier:

Code Pen:




Cordelia McGee-Tubb:




Salesforce IQ: