Process Hacker News for November 27, 2017

Media

WebinarNinja founder Omar Zenhom reveals how to create a successful Saas business during his interview on OkDork. Omar’s own $100 MBA Podcast also just published a new episode, where you can listen to him discuss whether it’s better to hire early or late.

Conversations and cocktails are the stars of Hampton Catlin’s podcast, We Have A Microphone. In their latest episode, Hampton and Michael drink Kew Garden Coolers and have a little chat about the FCC, film classifications and pickles.

Pam Wasley was a guest on the Support is Sexy Podcast, where she shares her entrepreneurship journey and explains how interim executives are changing the workforce.

The OuchSourcing Podcast had Vinay Patankar on as a guest. In the interview, Vinay emphasizes the importance of process documentation.

Writing

Do hard things. Why? Read what Kate Swoboda has to say in her latest blog entry.

Events

BravHery is a live, two-day event in the UK from January 13 to 14, where JuVan Langford will coach women live to help them achieve clarity and awareness.

For all you Quarter Moon-level Patreon patrons who can’t make it to the Clarity Conference on Design Systems this week, Jina Anne rewards you with access to all the Clarity Conference videos when they’re released to the attendees. Last year’s Clarity videos are up on YouTube already, and well worth a look.

Products

Alex Hillman just announced that the Stacking the Bricks Cyber Monday Bundle is up! To get more details on this discounted jump-start for your own product business, subscribe to their mailing list.

Resource News

What do KSwiss, Mindset, and Michael Jordan have in common? Gary Vaynerchuk! Hear him chat all about these topics on his third time on The Breakfast Club. Tara Hunt and Malek Banoun both spoke highly of Gary in their interviews on Hack the Process.

Buddhist practitioner and author, Jack Kornfield dives into how loving awareness can shift one’s sense of self into enlightened wisdom in his recent podcast entry. Jack is one of the folks recommended by Loic Le Meur.

Leslie Mac invites you to share on Giving Tuesday, a national fundraising event happening on November 28, centered on giving back to black women. Michelle Kim is one of the individuals greatly influenced by Leslie’s work.

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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.

Iterating to Improve Your Workflows with Vinay Patankar on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 6

In this episode we hear from Vinay Patankar, the CEO of Process Street, an online service to help businesses set up intuitive training programs for tasks and processes using checklist-based workflows that can be sequenced, shared, and reproduced in parallel. Vinay tells us how Process Street works, and shares how the lessons he learned from earlier experiences starting companies helped guide him. He’ll tell us about launching his company through AngelPad, finding his cofounder in a hostel in Buenos Aires, and how he suspects that failing to do enough user testing might have helped bring down his last company.

Find Vinay Online at:

Process Street: http://process.st

Vinay’s Blog: http://www.abstract-living.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vinayp10

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vinay.patankar

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/vinayp10/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEW0QfK7Tfxo6dQRrQtLUXw

Some of the resources Vinay referenced:

Vinay’s article “Why Vitoto Failed” http://www.abstract-living.com/why-vitoto-failed/

Sean Ellis: https://growthhackers.com/members/sean

Growth Hackers: https://growthhackers.com/

Intercom: https://www.intercom.io/

SumoMe: https://sumome.com/

MailChimp: http://mailchimp.com/

Trello: http://trello.com/

Stripe: http://stripe.com/

Mandrill: https://www.mandrill.com/

AngelPad: http://angelpad.org/

Tim Ferriss: http://fourhourworkweek.com/