Process Hacker News for October 30, 2017

There are so many distractions in the news these days, from politics to natural disasters, that it can be hard to focus your attention on your own process. But as the latest Process Hacker Josh Haynam mentioned in his interview, having that routine to fall back on can make all the difference, and can actually help unleash your creativity.

We’ve got some great updates this week from the creative Process Hackers who’ve been guests on the show before, along with a new feature: Recommended Resources, which we’ll be using to share useful updates from people who have been recommended by our Process Hackers.

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Process Hacker Updates

Law and mindfulness practitioner, Rhonda Magee was acknowledged on the Mindful blog post by James Gimian, where he explains his perspective on Why There’s No Mindfulness Movement.

Ever wondered how podcasters make money podcasting? Discover what Luis Congdon can teach you. You may also want to listen to his latest podcast episode with David Henzel on living a balanced life.

This week Loic Le Meur, founder of the Leade.rs speaker network, published a great essay about the impact of mindfulness and meditation on his life over the past five years.

Don’t like bad news or Mondays? Satori Prime siblings Guy and Ilan Ferdman have two new episodes on their Have It All podcast just for you. Listen in to their conversation on The Inner Game of Your Response on the Shooting in Vegas and their chat with their guest, Matthew Cooke on How to Love Mondays.

If you are an independent or self-published author, Tom Corson-Knowles invites you to join 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Submissions are accepted until December 10.

On November 6 in Silicon Valley, Ron Lichty will be speaking at Agile Camp about dream teams and how to make them come true. The last two events sold out, so go register now!

Leaving your beloved job in exchange for more time with your children is a must, and that’s exactly what led Jessica Sweet to open her own coaching business. Join Tom Morkes as he speaks to Jessica about How to Grow Your Own Coaching Business.

Jumpstart Your Joy host Paula Jenkins speaks this week with her guest, Christine Petty, about the topic of Trust, Love, and Spirituality.

Recommended Resource Updates

Lewis Howes, a lifestyle coach referenced by several Process Hackers, is interviewed on Michael Alden’s new episode, where he shares his journey from sports to entrepreneurship, and tells more about his upcoming book, The Mask of Masculinity.

Note: I really appreciate the folks who’ve gotten in touch to let me know about how they’re making use of this feature. It’s very encouraging! And for the quiet readers and listeners out there, I see you, and I thank you too! Please feel free to sign up for the newsletter where I plan to share more detailed updates in the future.

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!

Agile Management for the Unmanageable with Ron Lichty on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 9

In this episode we chat with Ron Lichty, who discovered his passion for technology early on, when he realized that programming in assembly language was easier for him than writing in English. And he knows the difference, because he’s also worked as a journalist and published several books with co-authors. His most recent book, Managing the Unmanageable, is about how effective management can help software engineers achieve the ecstatic state of flow that Ron says coding in a productive environment can produce. We ask Ron about how he gravitated toward management despite his enthusiasm for programming, how and why he took his career from full-time employee to independent consultant, and what his experiences writing with co-authors have taught him about collaboration.

Where to find Ron online:

Ron’s website: www.RonLichty.com

Managing the Unmanageable: http://www.managingtheunmanageable.net/

Managing Software People and Teams LiveLessons: https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/managing-software-people/9780134507071/

Ron’s LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ronlichty

Resources Ron mentioned:

Agile Software Development: http://www.agilemanifesto.org/

Scrum: https://www.scrum.org/

Kent Beck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Beck