Work

A Year at WordPress.com, The Book

The Year Without Pants

Today, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun was released.

I’m ecstatic that there is a book sharing experiences and insights based on the most incredible workplace I’ve ever worked “at”, Automattic, working for the most inspiring and inspired boss Matt Mullenweg. This is your chance to get inside the magic of Automattic, a fully distributed team — everyone works from home! — and learn from one of the best leadership and (software) product development authors, Scott Berkun!

Berkun became one of my favorite authors after Matt Mullenweg recommended Berkun’s The Myths of Innovation to everyone at Automattic. It is among my favorite books. Berkun is the most readable author I’ve found and he doesn’t waste a word — like no one else, I felt my time was valued.

Family commitments meant I never got to attend any of Berkun’s workshops, or am fully appreciated now, really meeting him. It also felt let we worked at opposite ends of the company.

I’m six chapters in to Without Pants and thoroughly enjoying it! I’d already recommend you pick it up too!

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