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.

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Process Hacker News for November 6, 2017

Last week I decided to add the Process Hacker News to the podcast as a weekly mini episode, and I noticed that that brought in some new listeners. So welcome! Whether you’re new to Hack the Process or you’ve been listening since the beginning, I’d love to hear from you and find out how I can make these updates even more useful!

The Process Hackers who’ve been guests on Hack the Process keep creating new and interesting resources for you, from blog posts and YouTube videos to podcast episodes and live events. Following these action-takers and sharing the wisdom is very satisfying, and I’ve been happy to hear back from a few of you about how it’s helped. And again this week, there’s a lot to cover.



Process Hacker Updates

With the amazing rise in Bitcoin and the volatility of the cryptocurrency market, you may be wondering about Bitcoin Cash. Find out what’s happening on the latest episode of Coin Mastery by Carter Thomas.

Trying to learn more about your audience but no idea where to start? These 3 Free Market Research Tools shared in a video by Tara Hunt might help.

If you’re a woman interested in making and managing your money, listen to Heather Chauvin, with guest Lynette Barbieri, as they discuss why it’s crucial for women to handle their finances and find their community of fellow female moneymakers.

It’s difficult to run a business and find meaning and purpose above and beyond profitability. Read Mark Silver‘s new blog post, where he shares all about The Intersection of Deep Essence and Business.

It can be easy to let yourself be part of a team, but being a leader is an entirely different story. Jay Wong talks to Josh Spodek about How to Practice Leadership in his most recent podcast episode.

If you’ve read about the recent #MeToo movement and you’re wondering what you can do in your own company to prevent sexual harassment, read the new article written by Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Michelle Kim.

The Coach Malek Show is up and running! Malek Banoun has announced that he will be posting videos of workout tips, but he needs your opinion of how often and how long his videos should be. Share your thoughts!

Those in the medical field work to help their patients recover, but they sometimes neglect their own health. Join Lisa Dale Miller in a daylong retreat of Dharmic Self-Care for clinicians at Spirit Rock on November 12, and allow your mind, body and heart to be restored.

Frank Strona shares his talk on mentoring LGBT people in tech at TechInclusion. Watch the video if you’d like to learn more.

Recommended Resources

Planning a European vacation but want to work on your marketing campaign as well? No problem! Join Lou Bortone in Tuscany, Italy from April 29 to May 5 as he holds his Marketing Mastermind Under the Tuscan Sun. Lou was mentioned by Nicole Holland during her Hack the Process interview.

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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!

Making Business an Act of Love with Mark Silver on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 30

You don’t have to turn off your heart to succeed in business, and Mark Silver wants you to know that every act of business can be an act of love. Mark has been teaching entrepreneurs why it’s important to remember the divine while developing solid and sustainable business practices for over fifteen years. In this episode, he shares with us how his own business has evolved, while staying true to its core focus as the online publishing landscape changed. Mark will explain the differences between contemplative and devotional practices for mindfulness, walk us through a brief guided remembrance, and show us how business development concepts as complex as building strategic alliances can boil down to a simple cup of tea.

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