Alex Hirst, Co-founder, Hoxby Collective
Creator and leader of a business without walls, Alex co-founded a revolutionary, cloud-based ‘community’ that gives its people the total freedom to choose when and where they work- on the evidence that it will make them a happier and more productive workforce. Their collective vision is to make the world a happier place by revolutionising the way work gets done and inspiring others to rethink their working practices.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will WORK as one.” ― Jason Allan Scott Tweet This
His personal story will make you smile, and his learnings will help you re-think your commute and everyday problems and how you create a new career and business by solving your own problems.
Identify the problem and ask, “ does it answer a wider problem?”
Look at always tapping into the zeitgeist
Be future proof – will the future provide the answer to todays problems.
Start a movement – there is a different way to work – we can achieve something bigger than what we are working on alone –
by networking within their tribe.
Earned media – social media – more of mouth and word of Mouse –
Starting to partner with like minded individuals.
Motivate to refer people who will make the community base.
People buy from people.
Refer opportunities into the community.
So Hoxby is truly proving the Gestalt theorists concept that the basic principle: that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
25% given to Hoxby partners providing skin in the game.
Distinguish – by service, provide output not people.
Feel comfortable with getting things wrong, but don’t repeat the mistakes.
Create event horizons – then take a view and decide.