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Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

30 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 company with no offices and more than 1,300 employees in 76 countries, speaking 95 different languages, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distribut… read more

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Episode 23: Lara Hogan on the Secret to Being a Successful Manager

July 24th, 2020

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Are companies setting up their managers for success? …

Episode 21: Morra Aarons-Mele on Introversion and Anxiety in Remote Work

June 19th, 2020

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Is working from home a breakthrough for introverts?

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

April 29th, 2020

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Matt Mullenweg speaks with neuroscientist Dr. Adam …

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

April 15th, 2020

Distributed host Matt Mullenweg recently appeared on Sam Harris’s excellent podcast, Making Sense, sharing the “five levels of autonomy” when it …

Vanessa Van Edwards on Navigating the Virtual Workplace in Stressful Times

April 9th, 2020

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The world has dramatically changed in just a few weeks. …

Episode 18: Jason Fried on Treating Workers Like Adults

January 9th, 2020

Read more about Jason Fried in “Working Smaller, Slower, and Smarter.”

For our first episode of the year, host Matt Mullenweg talks to Jason …

Episode 15: Inside the Grand Meetup

November 26th, 2019

Read more about the Grand Meetup in “The Importance of IRL in a World of Screens.”

Distributed Podcast: Inside the 2019 Grand Meetup

On this episode of the Distributed podcast, we get an insider’s look at …

Episode 13: Attorney Lydia X. Z. Brown on Making Work More Accessible

October 31st, 2019

Read more about Lydia X.Z. Brown in “Making Work Accessible, Wherever it Happens.”

Because of their background in working with disabled and marginalized people, attorney and activist Lydia X. Z. Brown has a …

Episode 12: Toptal’s Taso Du Val on Finding the Top Distributed Talent

October 17th, 2019

Read more about Taso Du Val in “Inside Toptal’s Distributed Screening Process.”

When hiring managers interview a candidate for a high-level …

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

Upwork’s Stephane Kasriel on Fixing the American Dream

May 16th, 2019

Read more about Stephane Kasriel in “The American Dream Is Broken, and I Think We Have a Shot at Fixing It.”

“The American Dream is Broken, and I think we have a shot at fixing it.”

Stephane Kasriel, the CEO …

A new podcast, 15 years in the making.

May 15th, 2019

Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, embarks on a journey to understand the future of work. Having built his own …

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