Process Hacker News for February 5, 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 meditation retreats, funding good tech, boosting sales, and more. Enjoy!


RightMessage, a new automated content personalization tool, just launched, and Brennan Dunn could use your help in spreading the good news!


Fund Club, which was co-founded by Ashe Dryden, was able to raise $7800 in January to help bring back ThurstHQ, a safe dating app that lets queer people of any gender connect online. You can support Fund Club too!


Thanks to Kimberly Wiefling for sharing news about the Women of MENA in Technology Conference which features women of Middle Eastern and North American backgrounds in tech. It’s happening at Oath in Sunnyvale, California on February 10.

Join Lisa Dale Miller for a day of meditation on February 10 at Equanimity: Freedom Beyond Identity and Preference in Santa Cruz.

Awaken clarity and experience results by joining The Elevation Effect, a two-day gathering for men that will be led by JuVan Langford from April 28 to 29 in London.


Our most recent guest on Hack the Process, Mike Massy, just uploaded a new video recording of his song, Qalbi. Give it a listen!

Sarah Cooper dreamed of being a comedian but ended up with Plan B: working for Google. Hear her talk about her career detour and her upcoming book on the Recode Decode Podcast.


Process Street by Vinay Patankar has published some new blog posts by Benjamin Brandall and Ben Mulholland on simple process creation methods and lean manufacturing principles for quality results.

Google Alerts can help boost your sales. Find out how with step-by-step examples in this article from LeadFuze, founded by Justin McGill.

Recommended Resources

The annual Wisdom 2.0 Conference is coming up this month, from the 22nd to the 24th of February in San Francisco. Guest speakers include some Hack the Process recommendations such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield and Chade Meng-Tan. They were people who influenced Bill Duane, Lisa Dale Miller, Rhonda Magee, and Loic LeMeur.

When designing an interface, how do you understand the needs of users? Paul Boag, a resource mentioned by Curtis McHale, may be able to help you figure that out on the latest episode of the Boagworld podcast.

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Process Hacker News for January 22, 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 free courses, sensitivity readers, and Facebook’s impact on journalism. Enjoy!


Interested in a free 12-month e-course to develop your courage? Kate Swoboda brings you The Courageous Year, where she coaches you all the way to becoming your more courageous self.


Maria Dismondy is hosting Empower, Ignite and Soar, an online summit about child-rearing, starting January 22 to 26 featuring a variety of experts and authors.

Indy Hall is throwing a party! Alex Hillman invites you to Indy Hall’s Winterfest Takeover on February 1 at the BlueCross RiverRink.


Bucket Lists have been a trend for a few years, but Jumpstart Your Joy host Paula Jenkins suggests creating an inspiring, actionable and joy-filled life list in her newest podcast episode.

We’ve been brought up learning how to think, but not how to feel. On the latest episdode of the Have It All Podcast, guest Michael Bledsoe talks to Guy and Ilan Ferdman about how he thinks our education failed us.

Creating an irresistible offer is a surefire way to bring in the customers. Learn more about this from Dan Kuschell on Tom Morkes’s podcast.

Have you heard of sensitivity readers before? Discover what they are and what their job entails on The Dervish and the Mermaid with Kyeli and Pace Smith.


Do you believe that Facebook saved the news industry, and will their latest changes help or hurt journalism? Read Ricky Yean’s views on this matter in his Nextshark article.

Anxiousness is something we all experience. Frank Strona‘s got a few tips on how to reduce your anxiousness without cutting yourself out of your own life.

Recommended Resources

Developing the Leader Within You 2.0, the new book written by John C. Maxwell is now out! Grab a copy for insights and practices he’s learned since publishing the original bestselling book 25 years ago. JuVan Langford is a fan of John Maxwell.

A few days remain until Product Talk Academy’s month-long Rapid Prototyping course closes for enrollment! Sign up for this course by Teresa Torres, who was recommended by our past guest, Rich Mironov.

Listen to Tim Ferriss chat with author Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures, a non-profit working with formerly incarcerated people, about Second Chances. Tim is a writer and lifestyle podcaster recommended by a lot of our guests, including Michelle Kim, Omar Zenhom, Alex Cespedes, Vinay Patankar and Malek Banoun.

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Process Hacker News for January 15, 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 advice about focusing your intentions, getting that book published, and how seriously to take the new year’s resolutions you just made. Remember, if you sign up you can get all this delivered right to your inbox every week, along with a few exclusive updates for the Process Hackers on our mailing list. Enjoy!


Start the year with a good laugh! Go check out comedian Sarah Cooper’s site for information about her upcoming shows in 2018.


Be inspired by Adam Siddiq’s grandfather’s true tale of captivity and strength through suffering in Adam’s new book, Shackled: A Journey from Political Imprisonment to Freedom.


New Year, new you shouldn’t be the case. Hear what JuVan Langford has to say about waiting until a new year starts to make changes for the better.

What is that One Thing you seriously want to focus on? Jay Wong interviews Jay Papasan, co-author of the bestselling book “How to Focus On One Thing,” about why this matters.

Finding your fans and making a living as an artist can be tricky. Jeff Goins talks about that with Tom Corson-Knowles.

Get your dose of rhetoric as Daniel Coffeen elaborates on the radical empiricism of rhetoric in a recent interview. Plus, read The Delirium of Empiricism, a blog post Daniel just published.

Sponsoring a major conference can cost some serious cash. Find out how much it could be, and how to determine if it’s worth the investment, from Omar Zenhom.


Our latest Hack the Process guest, Ron Carucci shares scientific evidence that proves timing is essential for successful change.

Recommended Resources

Join The Mindfulness and Meditation Summit for free on January 22, where some of the leaders in the field like Shefali Tsabary, Chade-Meng Tan, Pema Chodron, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Jack Kornfield are speaking. They were all recommendations made by Heather Chauvin, Bill Duane, Lisa Dale Miller, Rhonda Magee, Kate Swoboda, Jenny Feinberg and Loic LeMeur.

Author Julia Cameron reminds you to Keep the drama on the page in her latest blog post. She has been a great influence on Jay Wong, Loic LeMeur and Heather Chauvin.

Want to know how to become a published author in 90 days? The new episode of Entrepreneur on Fire with Self Publishing School Podcast host Chandler Bolt might help. Tom Morkes, Nicaila Matthews and Nicole Holland have all spoken highly of John Lee Dumas.

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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.

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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!