2018-11-13 Process Hacker News – Romantic Music, Uncomfortable Conversations, Finding Purpose, and More

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 romantic music, uncomfortable conversations, finding purpose, and more.

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Check out the soundtrack created by Mike Massy for the new romantic comedy film, Khabsa!


On November 16, catch Jon de Waal among the speakers of TEDxTacoma in Washington, as they explore bridging the gap between military and civilian families.

Curtis McHale joins forces with Jason Resnick for Stop the Cycle, a workshop designed to help freelancers learn how to get clients, which goes live on November 30. Curtis’s upcoming book, The Freelancer’s Guide to Getting Started, is also now available for preorder on Amazon.


The Dervish and the Mermaid Podcast has been around for five years, but they are now saying farewell. Tune in to Kyeli and Pace Smith’s final episode as they conclude their podcasting journey with what they call their 10 house rules.


This past week more than 100 women were elected to congress in the United States of America. In a new Forbes article, Ron Carucci explains why this is great for everyone.

Tiffani Bova’s book, Growth IQ, has won another award; this time from the 2018 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards. Congratulations!

More awesome news from Sasha Ariel Alston who is featured on the cover of Role Model Magazine’s fall-winter edition. Way to go, Sasha!

Why do you need to make room for uncomfortable conversations in the workplace? Read about Michelle Kim’s fight for diversity and inclusion in a Glass Door interview.

Did you know that you can reach out to your customers thru text messages with Avochato, a software startup co-founded by Alex De Simone? Well now it’s possible to automate customer text messaging with Avochato’s new Zapier integration.

Quizzes can be part of a great marketing strategy, and Josh Haynam can tell you the ten best quiz topics to use of when trying to create your own quiz.

Recommended Resources

On the Hack the Entrepreneur Podcast, whose host Jonny Nastor was recommended by Alistair Clay, hear how Tibor Laczay of Zenni Optical co-founded his company with his wife and how they went from their garage to one of the biggest glasses manufacturer in the world.

Catch feminist Gloria Steinem, who inspired Jenny Feinberg at Lesley University’s Boston Speaker Series on November 19 and 28.

Sam Altman, President of YC Group, talks about choosing projects, creating value, and finding purpose in a new episode of the Y Combinator Podcast. Y Combinator is a startup accelerator firm co-founded by Paul Graham, referenced both by Ankit Shah and Ricky Yean.

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The host of Hack the Process, M. David Green is a writer and agile coach.

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