22 episodes

Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, embarks on a journey to understand the future of work. Having built his own 900-person company with no offices and employees scattered across 68 countries, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distributed work and recruiting talented people around the globe.

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Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, embarks on a journey to understand the future of work. Having built his own 900-person company with no offices and employees scattered across 68 countries, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distributed work and recruiting talented people around the globe.

    Episode 20: Adam Gazzaley on the Distracted Mind During a Crisis

    Episode 20: Adam Gazzaley on the Distracted Mind During a Crisis

    Matt Mullenweg speaks with neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley, co-author of the book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World, about how our brains work, particularly during times like the current pandemic. How does the brain handle internal and external stimuli, and what do we know about the effect of practices like meditation, exercise, nutrition, and sleep?

    Matt Mullenweg with Sam Harris on Distributed Work’s Five Levels of Autonomy

    Matt Mullenweg with Sam Harris on Distributed Work’s Five Levels of Autonomy

    On a recent episode of Sam Harris's excellent Making Sense podcast, Matt shared insights for managers and companies who are currently exploring remote work for the first time.

    Vanessa Van Edwards on Navigating the Virtual Workplace in Stressful Times

    Vanessa Van Edwards on Navigating the Virtual Workplace in Stressful Times

    The world has dramatically changed in just a few weeks. As companies around the world shift to remote work, how do we navigate this crisis? Distributed host Matt Mullenweg talks to Vanessa Van Edwards, bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Science of People, about how we communicate with our friends, family, and coworkers during a time when Zoom and Slack are our primary tools for understanding each other.

    Episode 18: Jason Fried on Treating Workers Like Adults

    Episode 18: Jason Fried on Treating Workers Like Adults

    For our first episode of the year, host Matt Mullenweg talks to Jason Fried, the CEO of Basecamp. Jason runs a semi-distributed company that’s been making project management software for 20 years. He’s accumulated a wealth of wisdom about how trusting employees and treating them with respect can yield long-term success.

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    Episode 17: Matt Mullenweg Reflects on Distributed Work in 2019

    Episode 17: Matt Mullenweg Reflects on Distributed Work in 2019

    To close out the year, our host Matt Mullenweg is joined once again by Automattic’s Mark Armstrong to discuss the state of distributed work as we transition into a new decade. Matt discusses his key takeaways from his 2019 conversations on the podcast, and reflects on his year as the CEO of a growing distributed company.
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    Episode 16: Glitch CEO Anil Dash on Strengthening Values in a Distributed Startup

    Episode 16: Glitch CEO Anil Dash on Strengthening Values in a Distributed Startup

    Anil Dash didn’t like the direction the web was going, so he joined a tech company that promised to take web development back to its indie roots. That company became known as Glitch, a semi-distributed company based in NYC. In this episode, Matt and Anil talk about the good old days of blogging and how the ideals of those pioneers inform the way Glitch treats its employees and its product.

    For more, go to Distributed.blog.

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