Skip to Content

Alex Hillman

better coworking, better business, and better communities

Twitter Mastodon Instagram

Search this Site

Type in terms like retention, culture, or tummling and press enter to search.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for by searching, don’t give up! Shoot me a message on Twitter, I might be able to point you to a post about the thing you’re looking for.


All Posts (Page 13 of 17)


← Newer Posts Older Posts →

Does coworking have a hyphen?

coworking
2 minute read

Some would say, “Tomato, Tomato, Potato, Potato, Let’s call the whole thing off”.

Continue Reading

so everybody can win

elsewhere
1 minute read

I’ve been talking to a lot of people about the weird spot I’m in, career wise.

Continue Reading

doing something better

elsewhere
4 minute read

In my last post (just a few hours ago, I know), I mentioned how I was most fulfilled when I was doing.

Continue Reading

I know I'm transitioning, but I'm not sure what to

elsewhere
4 minute read

I’ve spent some time catching up on videos from FOWA London 08, including highlights of some of my good friends giving really great presentations about things that they believe in and think are important.

Continue Reading

you’re only screwed if you suck

business
3 minute read

I hate to add to the droves and droves of commentary and confusion around the fact that our economy is, well, not doing so well.

Continue Reading

how long can organic communities self-moderate?

community
3 minute read

I’ve been involved in a lot of talk recently about community building versus community development, or even community design.

Continue Reading

Rant: Coworking vs. Incubator

coworking
5 minute read

Recently on the coworking list, the “what is coworking” debate has flared up again, this time comparing it to an incubator.

Continue Reading

the importance of a clubhouse

coworking
5 minute read

This past weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of IndyHall’s grand opening. I’ve been making it a point to clearly define what we were celebrating, for a reason. At our party, I added some clarity to the point.

Continue Reading

don’t miss this weekend

community
1 minute read

This is the weekend to end all weekends.

Continue Reading

Catch me if you can

elsewhere
3 minute read

Somehow, the month of September has gotten pretty nuts, and it hasn’t even begun yet. Since some of you follow me, you may be interested in my whereabouts. So here’s the plan:

Continue Reading

One Year at IndyHall to the day.

coworking
1 minute read

Amazing how far we came from sitting on the floor to packing the house and tearing up the Philly Scene on a regular basis.

Continue Reading

Coworking Panels at SXSW

community
2 minute read

Clearly, I’m learning! Normally I don’t do anything to plan for SXSW until a month or two before. This year, I’m turning over a new leaf!

Continue Reading

Anniversary Reflections

coworking
2 minute read

Today, 8/10/08, marks the 1 year anniversary of Geoff and I signing the lease and acquiring the keys to the office at 32 Strawberry street that myself and a few dozen others have come to fondly call home. That home has allowed for the cultivation of one of the most exciting an...

Continue Reading

The Great Open Source Birthday Party

community
1 minute read

IndyHall’s office is almost 1 year old. We signed our lease on August 10th, 2007, began occupying the space on August 13th, and over the next 2 weeks, built out our intial office. At the end of August, we threw our inaugral party.

Continue Reading

If FailCamp succeeds, is it still FailCamp?

community
5 minute read

The meta/double negative jokes ran wild yesterday, when Philadelphia became home of the first successful FailCamp (again, with the irony).

Continue Reading

Growth and Change

business
3 minute read

As one project I’m most passionate about approaches it’s 1st birthday, and another mission I set out on skims past 4 months since it’s inception, I’ve come to some realizations and the teams from both businesses and I made some tough decisions.

Continue Reading

We want your failures.

community
1 minute read

Amy Hoy and I have been talking about an event for long enough, it’s time to put ourselves on the hook and make it happen.

Continue Reading

Does coworking need a license?

coworking
6 minute read

I’ve been trying to deduce some of the missing links I see with the coworking community that I’ve grown to love oh so much. Not just IndyHall and the organizations in its periphery, but the place where some might say the most central coworking activity takes place: the coworki...

Continue Reading

Is coworking for profit or non-profit?

business
7 minute read

In a post today on Not An MBA, they evaluated the business side of coworking. And to be completely honest, I’m a little bothered by the category that we’ve been put into. We seem to be pushed aside in favor of the critically “for profit” models in terms of sustainability.

Continue Reading

On Civic Entrepreneurship

business
3 minute read

Geoff and I were out chatting about some things last night and in conversation I mentioned the term “Civic Entrepreneurship”. The word came out of my mouth nonchalantly, and frankly, I’m not sure where exactly I’d heard it before, or if I was using it in the appropriate contex...

Continue Reading
← Newer Posts Page 13 of 17 Older Posts →