Process Hacker News for January 8, 2018

Happy New Year from 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 tips on picking small-cap cryptocurrency coins, perspectives on adopting a code of conduct, advice on finally quitting that job or breaking up with that client (you know the one), and more. Enjoy!

Media

It’s a new year, and some of you might be thinking of quitting your jobs as a New Year’s Resolution. Nicaila Matthews tells you what it was like when she did it herself a year ago.

Carter Thomas shares five lessons from 2017 that will help create profits for 2018! He also talks a bit about three of his favorite small cap coins in the ever-changing cryptocurrency market.

Milestone

Truly Social at trulysocial.ca can help you connect to your customers through content, and they’re celebrating their second anniversary. Congratulations, Tara Hunt!

Events

Just a few days remain until Maria Dismondy will be presenting a webinar on The Art of Setting Your Publishing Goals.

Josh Haynam reveals a few secrets in an event: How to Use Quizzes to Generate Leads on January 17. Forbes just recently published an article on Top Web Design Trends In 2018 quoting Josh as well.

Writing

Breaking up with a client can be tough, but Brennan Dunn has some helpful tips. He’s also in search of a freelancer who would like to add some CSS animations into their new app. Drop him a message!

Rich Mironov just posted a blog tackling roadmapping and what your audience usually thinks.

Indy Hall has launched their Code of Conduct, and founder Alex Hillman discusses what led to its creation.

Recommended Resources

Seth Godin writes a short, amusing entry about hiding from the mission. He’s also currently accepting sign-ups for The Marketing Seminar. Alex Cespedes and Tara Byrne are two Hack the Process guests influenced by Seth.

Boss Mom founder, Dana Malstaff reveals the number one way to grow and scale a business this year. Dana was recommended by previous Hack the Process guest, Maria Dismondy.

The Insanity Check podcast just had Leslie Mac on as a guest. She talks all about breaking the cycle in 2018. Michelle Kim recommended following Leslie.

Mind Valley by Vishen Lakhiani has an event coming up: Unlimited Abundance Annual Masterclass featuring Christie Marie Sheldon. Vishen was mentioned by Michelle Dale in her interview.

Process Hacker News for November 20, 2017

Welcome to the Process Hacker News, a quick weekly roundup of useful news and updates from Process Hackers who have been guests on Hack the Process with M. David Green. For links to anything mentioned in this episode, please check out the show notes, and to join the community and receive expanded updates weekly, sign up for the mailing list at HacktheProcess.com/contact/.

Events

Interested in supporting diversity and inclusion? The last AlterConf SF needs sponsors! Don’t miss out on this conference by Ashe Dryden happening on December 10.

Connecting with your audience can be difficult, but cracking a joke isn’t easy either. Maybe you can pick up some tricks from Sarah Cooper by attending her talk in Chicago for the kick-off of Modus World Tour on December 6.

Writings

You’ve probably heard the phrase “just empty rhetoric,” but have you ever wondered why rhetoric has such a negative reputation? Absorb some of Daniel Coffeen’s thoughts in his most recent blog post.

Can you succeed as a Product Manager even though you’re an introvert? Product Management Expert, Rich Mironov has a good answer to that question.

Media

The most recent Hack the Process guest, Maria Dismondy was also interviewed Katie Davis of The Institute for Writers. Listen in as they talk about support for writers.

Fear can hinder anyone, so how do we deal with it? This week Pace Smith and her wife, Kyeli, have a discussion about Futzing Without Fear in The Dervish and the Mermaid podcast.

Frustrated with Facebook’s algorithm changes? Tara Hunt just published a new video that will teach you how to survive the ever-evolving Facebook.

Tom Corson-Knowles released an interview with Ricci Wolman, Founder & CEO of Written Word Media, where they discuss all about online book marketing strategies

When we’re in the middle of running a business, sometimes it’s hard to know what to focus on. If that sounds familiar, tune in to Curtis McHale’s interview with Brent Hammond on managing your energy.

Products

For those interested in online marketing, Mark Silver is offering a special platform bundle with three home study products and personal feedback. Learn more about the offer by checking out the link.

Recommended Resources

Tim Ferriss will be at Barnes and Noble on Union Square in New York for the launch of Tribe of Mentors on the 21st of November at 6PM. Tim has been a great influence on a number of Hack the Process guests, including Michelle Kim, Omar Zenhom, Alex Cespedes, Vinay Patankar and Malek Banoun

Jay Conrad Levinson is offering early bird tickets to Guerrilla Marketing Global Summit, which will happen from the 3rd to the 5th of May next year. Jay was mentioned as a resource by Nicole Holland.

Having values is key, even when it comes to business. Patrick Campbell chats with Kyle Porter on the importance of values-driven growth. Justin McGill named Patrick as one of his resources.

Thanks for listening to this Process Hacker News update from Hack the Process. Go to hacktheprocess.com for links and details, or to sign up for the mailing list for expanded updates. And please leave a rating in iTunes, and a comment to let us know what processes you’re hacking. This has been M. David Green for Hack the Process.

Process Hacker News for October 23, 2017

If you’re looking for some philosophical diversion, an opportunity to network, a place to work with friends, or tips on how to shine in your next job interview, you’ll want to explore some of the links in this week’s edition of Process Hacker News. The guests of Hack the Process are always putting something new out into the world, and these updates just scratch the surface!

Process Hacker Updates

Want to know the best thing to do to impress the interviewer in a job interview? Find out what Rich Mironov has to say!

Business Building Rockstars Show just published a new episode Listen in as the host, Nicole Holland, chats with Jordan Gill on how she can offer clients the advantages of automation, delegation and productive workflow. Nicole also invites entrepreneurs to participate in Business Building Rockstars Summit in November. For free access to the event, join up now!

If you believe in the magic of change, read this recent blog post written by Curtis McHale as he dissects the book Switch by Chip and Dan Heath and the analogy of a rider and an elephant.

Wondering how to react when your podcast guest says something that you totally disagree with? That’s the topic of the latest episode of The Dervish and the Mermaid. Listen to Pace Smith as she launches into an engaging conversation with Kyeli on Talking Back to Podcast Guests.

LeadFuze founder Justin McGill shares a content marketing strategy that can help boost your sales! Watch his interview in this video

Being in business in Hollywood isn’t a walk in the park. That’s the topic that Nicaila Matthews and her newest podcast guest, Codie Elaine Oliver, dive into in Side Hustle Pro’s latest episode.

If graphic design is your thing, and you need to put your creative juices to use, then Tara Hunt needs you at Truly Social! Read more details here to find out if you’re a good fit.

Female entrepreneurs unite! Coach Kesha Moore calls on you to come together in her Facebook group, Purpose, Passion & Power, to support other entrepreneurial women towards the realization of goals.

Add some philosophical flavor to your day by reading Daniel Coffeen ‘s blog. In his newest entry, he compares art and philosophy and elaborates More on What It Is to Read Philosophy: Of Bird Songs in the Polyverse.

In coworking, you don’t just gain coworkers. You actually meet friends, share insights, get support and a whole lot more. If you’re in the Denver area and would like to join an upcoming coworking space, contact Jenny Feinberg.

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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!

Respecting the Power of Good Product Management with Rich Mironov on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 23

Quick, explain the differences among Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and Product Management. If you work in a company with one or more of these organizations and the answer doesn’t trip easily off your tongue, then you might want to listen to Rich Mironov. Rich is a Product Management expert who helps companies understand and respect the differences, and improve how these groups work together. Rich makes the case that “Product is not in charge of shipping on time, but Product is in charge of shipping the right thing that customers need and will pay for.” In this episode, Rich discusses exactly how he builds and maintains his strong social network, explains how leading workshops helps him stay on top of his industry, and points out the importance of defining a problem/solution set that will allow you to sell a benefit that addresses a problem your customers actually have.

Where to find Rich online

Website and blog: http://www.mironov.com/

Books: http://www.mironov.com/book/

LinkedIn Articles: https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/richmironov

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richmironov

Twitter: https://twitter.com/richmironov

Resources Rich mentioned

Evernote: https://evernote.com/

Tristan Kromer: http://www.tristankromer.com/

Laura Klein: http://www.usersknow.com/

Hewlett-Packard: http://www.hp.com/

IDEO: https://www.ideo.com/

Rolodex: http://rolodex.com/

Myers-Briggs Test: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/

VMWare: http://www.vmware.com/ap

Salesforce: https://www.salesforce.com/

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/

Teresa Torres: http://www.producttalk.org/about/