Process Hacker News for March 13, 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 market manipulation, courageous coaching, customer service automation, and more. Enjoy!


Mike Massy just revealed his upcoming album’s cover art. The album, titled Bravo is now available for preorder on iTunes.


The Courageous Living Coach Certification, a program created by Kate Swoboda will be accepting registrations for its 2019 program soon. Sign up if you’d like to learn more about Kate’s life coach training.


Michelle Kim will be speaking at the 22nd Women in Leadership Conference at Berkeley Haas on March 17, where the experts will present on how women evolve in careers.


The most recent guest on Hack the Process, Engel Jones, just released a new episode of Twelve-Minute Convos featuring Jelle Drijver, who chats about his role of finding suitable office spaces for businesses.

Find out what respect-based marketing is and how audience engagement boosts revenue in this interview with Bastian Ernst, Founder of Wild Audience, on Thriving Launch hosted by Luis Congdon.

Hampton Catlin drinks an Elder Fashioned while having an amusing, laidback conversation on market manipulation and a leader’s extravagant spending with co-host Michael Lintorn Catlin on the We Have A Microphone Podcast.

Your Online Genius Podcast just featured Gavin Zuchlinski, who explains how he serves customers using automation tools.

In the newest episode of the Publishing Profits Podcast with Tom Corson-Knowles, Tom gets into a great conversation with Regina Calcaterra on how she wrote a best-selling memoir.

Recommended Resources

Some of the country’s leaders and healthcare experts are convening for the Becker’s Hospital Review 9th Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago from April 11 to 14. Chris Waugh, mentioned by Tracy DeLuca during her Hack the Process interview, will be joining the speaker line-up.

BEing Seen and BEing Heard as a Thought Leader, is a new book co-authored by Mitchell Levy, whom Kimberly Wiefling suggested following.

Watch SpaceX’s incredible video of the Falcon Heavy lifting off and putting a Tesla Roadster in orbit around the sun. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk, a large influence on a number of past guests, including Tom Morkes, Omar Zenhom, Ricky Yean, Loic Le Meur and Alex De Simone.

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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 December 11, 2017


Having trouble getting started? Here are 5 Businesses You Can Start Today from the latest $100 MBA episode by Omar Zenhom.

From working with motivation guru Tony Robbins to being a host of her own podcast, Amy Porterfield tells In The Trenches podcast host Tom Morkes about her career, social media marketing, and how to build a digital product empire.

Listen to social media marketing expert David Schloss as he describes overcoming adversity with Luis Congdon on the Thriving Launch podcast.

Wow! Carter Thomas’s Coin Mastery just hit over 60,000 subscribers! In his newest episode the trading value of Bitcoin compared to US dollars is explained as well. Join up to learn more about cryptocurrency trends.

Many businesses struggle before they start to do better. Gavin Zuchlinski, reveals why wanted to end Acuity Scheduling before its breakthrough and why he didn’t in an interview on Tribe of Entrepreneurs.


Have you ever tried Lucid Dreaming? founder, Loic Le Meur, shares the knowledge he’s gathered from the book Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life by Stephen LaBerge.

Accidents can be damaging both emotionally and physically, but Frank Strona’s got some tips on what to do after an injury.

Simply paying for Unconscious Bias Training for your employees isn’t enough to make it effective. But you can read several recommendations by Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Michelle Kim about how to prevent it from backfiring.


Can you spare three minutes of your time to fill in a survey for Upbeat PR, the new startup from Ricky Yean? Besides doing PR for your firm, he might be able to hook you up with a press page too!

Recommended Resources

The List, a technothriller written by J. A. Konrath, is now free for a limited time only! Tom Corson-Knowles found inspiration in J. A. Konrath’s words.

To avoid feeling disappointed by the outcome of what we do, we should measure the process, not the results according to Jeff Goins in his latest motivational podcast episode. Curtis McHale mentioned Jeff on his epissode of Hack the Process.

If you’ve never heard of Kolbe Assessment and how it’s used to discover your innate strengths, listen to Natalie Eckdahl’s interview with Andrea MacKenzie of Lead with Harmony. Maria Dismondy spoke highly of Natalie in her own interview here at Hack the Process.

Sarah Andersen, creator of Sarah’s Scribbles and recommended by Sarah Cooper, speaks about the power of comics in her interview on NYLA Talks.

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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!

From Mindset Inequality to Serial Entrepreneurship with Ricky Yean on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 38

Finding the confidence to enter the privileged world of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs is hard enough, and all the more so when you come from a different country with a background of poverty. But serial entrepreneur Ricky Yean found ways to turn his differences into advantages by recognizing less obvious solutions to shared problems. After building Crowdbooster, a successful social media analytics firm, Ricky is now planning to disrupt the world of public relations, making metrics-driven journalist outreach accessible to small businesses on a subscription basis. In this episode Ricky will tell us how he positioned himself to attract venture capital, what his experiences with startup incubators taught him, and how he turned his people skills into leadership by helping others around him achieve.

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