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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 9: New Hires

Andy Hillman discussed one of the biggest challenges that everyone encounters when trying to expand their team — new hires.   Background Andy recalled a time when he was approaching burnout.  This was when he started looking for a new hire. There were many simple, everyday tasks that fell on his shoulders which could easily be fulfilled by someone else.  These small, seemingly inconsequential tasks ended up adding up to a giant chunk of his time. This is when he…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 8: Art

Sean Martorana, a member of Indy Hall who is largely responsible for the growth of the art community within the space, talked to Alex Hillman for episode eight. Art in Indy Hall For awhile, Sean was the only fine artist at Indy Hall. However, he was able to bring another dimension to the visual experience of members.  With Alex’s permission, Sean painted the walls of the space. He did this while inviting people into the process of making of the…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 7: On the Stack with Vanessa Gennarelli 2

Learning community researcher and Indy Hall member, Vanessa Gennarelli, joined Alex Hillman to talk about three seemingly unrelated topics that they related back to coworking. Fractals Fractals are patterns that occur in nature which seem to be chaotic but are actually organized.  We see these patterns happening all around us. They can help us recognize things and jog memory.  However, they can also be inhibitors to thoughts. A Lot of cognitive biases rely on patterns. Patterns help us but we…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 6: Coworking Europe Conference Part 2

This episode is the second half of Andy Hillman and Adam Teterus’s discussion on the annual Coworking Europe Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.  They talked about how to bring the experiences from the conference back home to their own community. Unconferences At the conference there were a lot of speculative unconference questions.  These unconference questions tell you what people care about. Unconferences allow people to share in a group of people that understand what they are talking about.  Others can offer…

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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 5: Coworking Europe Conference

Alex Hillman and Adam Teterus recorded this episode from Lisbon, Portugal where they attended the Coworking Europe Conference.  The two discussed what these types of conferences are like. Introduction Every year the conference is different because there are new people coming in addition to those who have attended previously.  The community at the conference varies each year depending on who is there. Despite the varying attendance, it is equally valuable every year. While there is basic information that returning people…