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Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

10 EpisodesProduced by Matt MullenwegWebsite

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 … read more

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Stephen Wolfram on 28 Years of Remote Work

October 3rd, 2019

Read more about Stephen Wolfram in “The Machine that Turns Ideas into Real Things.

Stephen Wolfram started out on an academic career path, …

Automattic’s Sonal Gupta on Communication and Chaos

September 19th, 2019

Read more about Sonal Gupta in “Welcome to the Chaos.

Sonal Gupta leads Automattic’s Other Bets division, a team that builds products that aren’t yet core to Automattic’s business, but keep the company …

Author Scott Berkun on Managing Distributed Teams with Respect

September 5th, 2019

Read more about Scott Berkun in “Observe, Don’t Surveil: Managing Distributed Teams with Respect.”

Scott Berkun wrote the book on distributed teams. Literally. He spent a couple of years at Automattic and wrote …

Automattic’s Cate Huston on Building Distributed Engineering Teams

August 22nd, 2019

Read more about Cate Huston in “How to Build and Strengthen Distributed Engineering Teams.”

Cate Huston is the Head of Developer Experience at Automattic, where her team is responsible for hiring, onboarding, …

Leadership Coach Leo Widrich on Emotional Wellness for Distributed Workers

August 8th, 2019

Read more about Leo Widrich in “How to Stay Connected in a Distributed World.”

Leo Widrich co-founded Buffer, the social media management software company, in 2010. But like many founders, the frantic pace and …

Design leader John Maeda on how to foster creative collaboration on distributed teams

July 25th, 2019

Read more about John Maeda in “Helping Creativity Happen from a Distance.”

John Maeda has spent the last three years leading Automattic’s design team, and on this episode of the Distributed podcast, he reflects …

Upwork’s Zoe Harte and Han Yuan on Managing People and Products in a Distributed Company

July 11th, 2019

Read more about Zoe Harte in “How to do HR in a Blended Company” and about Han Yuan in “Engineering with Empathy.”

On today’s episode, two leaders at Upwork share how they do distributed. First up is Zoe …

Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg on building a fully distributed company

June 27th, 2019

Read Matt’s history of Automattic: “On Building Automattic.

On today’s episode, Automattic editor Mark Armstrong interviews our usual host …

VC Arianna Simpson on Distributed Work and the Blockchain

June 13th, 2019

Read more about Arianna Simpson in “Is Remote Work Bull***t?”

“Remote Work is Bull***t.”

When venture capitalist Arianna Simpson

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