Chaos, Segmentation, Impossible Goals, and More in Process Hacker News

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 chaos, segmentation, impossible goals, and more.

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You can catch Brian Solis, our latest guest on Hack the Process, in person at the free event Open Influence Summit 2019 in Los Angeles on May 15, and at SVB + Create33 Author Series in Seattle on May 16.

The first Forbes Opportunity Zones Summit: Investing for Impact is on May 21 in Newark, New Jersey. Catch Anne Driscoll discussing how her coworking startup, Launchpad, is helping entrepreneurs in locations that need it most.

Engineering leaders such as Ron Lichty will be presenting at the 2019 San Francisco CTO Summit on May 21 to share their wisdom about better processes and more effective management.


Alex Cespedes has rebranded his podcast “Or So I Thought.” Listen to the inaugural episode, inspired by Andy Warhol and Bill Murray, as Alex shares his musings on indirectly accomplishing goals.

Are you stumped by Facebook Ads and how they work? Learn a few basics from the author of Facebook Ads Manual and founder of Super Spicy Media, Mojca Zove, as she reveals why Facebook Ads can be a good investment, and how they work compared to other social media platforms, on the In the Trenches Podcast with Tom Morkes.

Thuy Pham is the founder of Freshly Baked Brand, through which she helps clients with their brand strategies. Hear how she crafts memorable brands in her recent conversation with Engel Jones on the Twelve-Minute Convos Podcast.

Marketers can learn the three segmentation essentials they need to know from this video taught by Brennan Dunn.


The winners of the 2019 Independent Press Awards have been announced, including Shackled, the biography book written by Adam Siddiq. Congratulations, Adam!

Loonshots, a term coined by Safi Bahcall are big ideas or goals that seems impossible. In a Q&A with AEI, Safi talks about the wisdom of nurturing loonshots and how it’s been proven out over and over in history.

Recommended Resources

Everyday Chaos is a book by David Weinberger coming out on May 14, about how we’re living with technology in today’s complex world. Tara Hunt recommended David during her Hack the Process interview.

Let your girls 7-12 explore webmaking at Black Girls Code, Seattle’s Build a Webpage in a Day in Tacoma, Washington on June 15. Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, was a source of inspiration for Michelle Kim.

The CMO Podcast was recently launched by Jim Stengel, who was mentioned by Steve Goldbach, and the first episode tackles the mindset of a Chief Marketing Officer.

Award-winning author and psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary, recommended by Heather Chauvin, breaks down the meaning of great parenting in this fireside chat with Mindvalley’s Vishen Lakhiani, who was suggested by another Hack the Process guest, Michelle Dale.

Thanks for checking out this Process Hacker News update from Hack the Process. If you liked what you saw, please leave a comment to let us know what processes you’re hacking.

Published by M. David Green

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

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