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!
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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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!
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
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.
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!
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.