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EP7 – Fractals, Adulthood, Trust (and Tentacles)

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by Alex Hillman

After a brief holiday hiatus, The Coworking Weekly Show is back with a new installment of a kind of episode I affectionately refer to as “The Stack”.

In case you missed it the last time, The Stack is an experiment in conversation (and you might know that know I love experimenting with conversation) with yours truly and one of the most knowledgeable community builders I know. Her name is Vanessa Gennarelli, and she’s a community designer & researcher who focuses on how people learn in communities.

What makes “The Stack” experimental, you might ask?

In the weeks leading up to recording, Vanessa and I collect a Stack of things that tickle our brains. Then, we choose three seemingly disconnected ideas form our Stack, and make it our mission to somehow wind and weave them into a cohesive discussion.

This week Vanessa did the choosing, and our Stack going into this conversation was:

  • Fractals
  • Adulthood
  • And trust

Fractals and trust are two ideas that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about related to coworking and community building and looooooove talking about. Adulthood, on the other hand, isn’t something I’ve thought about nearly as much.

But that left a lot of room for me to explore adulthood – or as Vanessa points out, the plural adulthoods – with freshness of perspective, and I really enjoyed the corners where where this conversation was able to reach.

What does it mean to be an adult? Vanessa and I don’t TOTALLY agree…

Find out what we think on latest episode of The Coworking Weekly Show.

I’d love to read your review of the show on the next episode

I started doing something new in this episode, too! At the end before my signoff, I read one of my favorite reviews of the show from iTunes.

This week, I read a review from “Uh, Mike”:

Leave a review so I have new ones to read it on the show – and I’ll mention your name and coworking community if you include it!

I want to make sure you’re leaving and honest review and have listened to at least one episode, so tell me what you learned or loved hearing about. 🙂

Coming up on next week’s episode…

You’re going to meet someone who you might never expect to find in most coworking spaces…someone who started and leads one of the most active and diverse sub-communities within Indy Hall.

It’s a sub-community that I certainly didn’t imagine would ever be a part of Indy Hall, but today it’s one that I can’t imagine Indy Hall without, and that I’m going to be paying a lot more attention to this year!

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Alex Hillman I am always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. I founded Indy Hall in 2006, making us one of oldest fully independent coworking communities in the world. This site is packed with the lessons and examples I’ve learned along the way. You can find me on Twitter, too! 🐦 Say hi.