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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 company with no offices and more than 1,300 employees in 76 countries, speaking 95 different languages, 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 company with no offices and more than 1,300 employees in 76 countries, speaking 95 different languages, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distributed work and recruiting talented people around the globe.

    Episode 28: Erica Pandey of Axios on Returning to Work

    Episode 28: Erica Pandey of Axios on Returning to Work

    Whether making their start as a solo blogger on their own beat, or growing up in a thriving newsroom, journalists must forge their own unique work life as they write the first draft of history, as Matt says in the latest Distributed podcast episode with Erica Pandey, business journalist and writer of the What’s Next newsletter at Axios. This fast-paced conversation covers a lot of ground, from Erica’s own journalism career, to how she works with her Axios colleagues across bureaus. She balances Axios’ Smart Brevity style with authoritative reporting on complex topics, seeking multiples perspectives, from data to experts to people on the ground.  Says Erica, “One of my greatest joys is being able to talk to people.”

    The lively conversation centers on how we’re all returning to work after so much change and adaptation, including the rise of hybrid workplaces.More
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    Distributed by Default: Matt Mullenweg on The Knowledge Project

    Distributed by Default: Matt Mullenweg on The Knowledge Project

    Matt Mullenweg joins Shane Parrish on The Knowledge Project podcast to talk about companies that are distributed from the beginning, and some of the benefits that means for its people. "Part of our model of distributed work also provides a fair amount of autonomy in how people get their work done," Matt said. "I like that it creates a lot more objectivity and focus around what the actual work is."More
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    Episode 27: Leading with Values: Sid Sijbrandij joins Matt Mullenweg to talk about GitLab, Transparency and Growing a Distributed Company

    Episode 27: Leading with Values: Sid Sijbrandij joins Matt Mullenweg to talk about GitLab, Transparency and Growing a Distributed Company

    Matt welcomes Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO of GitLab, another pioneering company with Open Source origins and a long-running commitment to a completely distributed workforce.  Sid and Matt settle into a conversation about how GitLab’s six values are reinforced in 20 ways at the fully-remote company.  GitLab, now with more than 1,300 employees, updated its values over 300 times in the last calendar year.  “They have to be reinforced,” says Sid, “and be alive in that way.”

    The values, how they are experienced, and most other details and data about GitLab's processes are publicly shared in a 10,000 page Handbook. "Transparency is sunlight," says Sid.

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    Hiring For Distributed Companies & Angel Investing: This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis

    Hiring For Distributed Companies & Angel Investing: This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis

    "Why would the best employees in the world choose so little autonomy in the third of their day or more that they spend working?" Matt Mullenweg asks Jason Calacanis in a recent appearance on the long-running This Week In Startups. More
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    Getting Legal Work Done in a Distributed Environment: Paul Sieminski with Chad Main on Technically Legal

    Getting Legal Work Done in a Distributed Environment: Paul Sieminski with Chad Main on Technically Legal

    Automattic’s General Counsel, Paul Sieminski, recently joined the Technically Legal podcast to talk about how legal work can thrive in a fully distributed company. “It’s aimed at a legal audience, and I love to remind my fellow layers how much value we can add to a distributed organization,” said Paul of his appearance on the podcast.More
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    Growing as a Leader: Matt Mullenweg on the Starting Greatness Podcast with Mike Maples Jr.

    Growing as a Leader: Matt Mullenweg on the Starting Greatness Podcast with Mike Maples Jr.

    Matt shares several such pivotal moments in an episode full of stories and insight from the growth of Automattic, and of his own journey and leadership evolution, with Mike Maples Jr., host of the Starting Greatness podcast.More
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Baiba Ziga ,

Now we can all relate!

I think this is one of the most underrated and hidden podcasts out there. I think it is brilliant! Especially as I started listening to it after the first wave of pandemic in 2020. The conversations recorded in 2019 were suddenly so relevant, applicable and relatable. Really enjoyed the conversation with Leo Widrich on emotional resilience and burnout.

EddieHar ,

Great podcast, amazing host

I’ve just recently discovered this podcast and I’m loving it so far! :) Matt is an outstanding interviewer. Highly recommended to anyone interested in growing their business.

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