2018-12-19 Process Hacker News – Flawed Narratives, Office Humor, Novel Writing, 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 flawed narratives, office humor, novel writing, and more.

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Aging is one life transition that can be difficult to manage, but you can Develop a Game Plan for the Fourth Quarter of Life with the help of a six-hour workshop being led by Jon de Waal in Shoreline, Washington on January 12.

Join Heather Chauvin for her live Mom Is In Control Time and Energy Intensive happening on January 5 and come away with better ways manage your schedule and your energy level.


Being an office employee can put people into horrifying or hilarious situations. Sarah Cooper is putting together a demo for a new podcast, Don’t Tell HR, and she would love to hear about your stories for her show!

Listen to Ron Lichty on Software Engineering Daily to learn the lessons and challenges of engineering management.

On the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast, Ann Mei Chang shares her ideas on how to increase social change impact as a nonprofit organization.

Lisa Dale Miller has released the final episode for season one of the Groundless Ground Podcast, in which she defines the five aggregates and their deathless nature, the main cause of mental and emotional suffering discussed in the Buddha’s teachings.

Have you read James Clear’s Atomic Habits? Curtis McHale gives you an idea of what lessons the book contains.

The video of Rich Mironov’s presentation at the Business of Software Conference in October about the organizational challenges of roadmapping for different stakeholders at enterprise software companies is now available. Check it out!


What does Diversity of Thought really mean, and is it relevant without demographic diversity? Michelle Kim exposes this flawed narrative and its ramifications in a Medium post.

Drip is an electronic customer relationship management tool, and Brennan Dunn has written a blog post to show you how to use it to tailor your marketing and provide intimacy at scale for your customers.

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Miami, Florida is the next stop for Gary Vaynerchuk’s Daily Digital Deep Dive on January 16. Gary, who was referenced by Malek Banoun and Tara Hunt, will teach the business strategies he used in his very own VaynerMedia.

For National Novel Writing Month, Pat Flynn turned his camera on and recorded himself writing a novel in one month. Paula Jenkins, Nicaila Matthews-Okome, and Omar Zenhom have all recommended Pat and his podcast, Smart Passive Income.

You meet and network with other entrepreneurs at events, but how do you follow up after the conference? See some suggestions on HBR in an article by Dorie Clark, who was mentioned by Nicole Holland and Ron Carucci.

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Published by M. David Green

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

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