With his legendary humor and the unique perspective of a seasoned outsider-turned-insider, The Year Without Pants is the best book you will read on the ways leadership, productivity, and work are evolving on business's brave new frontier. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. We all make judgments of ability at the most superficial levels. This gives each employee the opportunity to learn more about WordPress that they wouldn't necessarily learn in training as well as to really hear the customer. Soon enough, WordPress was born. Meaning: it will always be there, even if Matt Mullenweg decides to back out.
Who was your favorite character and why? So it doesn't try to bring in a lot of outside research or prognostication on the industry at large. Berkun is a terrific writer, and I find him worth reading even on topics that I find inherently less interesting. These are people with deep domain knowledge but enough broad know-how to get things done on their own. It dragged in a few places, but overall painted an interesting picture of a fascinating company. It provided a different perspective for me that I wasn't expecting. Once you start moving, you get new data regardless of where you're trying to go. This book follows the story of Automattic, the creators of Wordpress, and their first outside manager, Scott Berkun, who joins the company as it transitions into its first ever layers of management.
Companies are worried about losing productivity, so the solution should be to try it out, possibly on an employee-by-employee basis. The answer is an amazing and entertaining book about the future of work. But especially the story behind it all rather than just a factual do this don't do that book. I struggled through the first fifty pages and simply could not engage even though I can count on one hand the number of books I've failed to finish. I think the book does a good job of illustrating the value of both remote and in person connections and how they're different.
Discussions about bug fixes, features, and other changes are public. However, it seemed like it might be the time to try an experiment and set up smaller, more discrete teams within the organisation as it began a phase of rapid expansion. Go out, get the book, and read it. While money provides status, status doesn't guarantee meaning. Some worked out well, others not so well. Most important, they show why - with a few controversial exceptions such as Yahoo - more businesses will want to promote this new model of getting things done.
All employees first they will work in support and they will move to development or corresponding position. Wordpress is a opensource project and which is build by many volunteers around the world. The book felt like a decently but not well written journal about one person's work experience with a bunch of ho-hum colleagues. I would not cut any character from this book, I believe each character is unique and play a vital role in the story. Even more interesting since I was on the inside during the author's tenure. And it all started with some inside the head of an 18-year-old photographer.
With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. Unless you have a time travel machine to loan me, I'm not answering that one. A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress. As if there was no collective social personality of the company. This means they are self-motivated and provided management stays out of their way, things go well.
In 21 short chapters you'll discover a fresh way to understand creative thinking, how ideas work, plus insights from decades of study on both how to be more productive and creative at the same time. It's hard to say whether Automattic's eccentricities as a company of which there seem to be quite a few are a cause or symptom of its remote working policies, merely a correlation, or whether both the unorthodox culture and remote working policies stem from some common source—such as the personality of Matt Mullenweg, the company's founder. Innovation comes from experimentation, and they are gaining a lot of knowledge through their experiences. Interesting insight into how they work remotely I run a distributed team as well so I love hearing about how others do it, what works and what doesn't. What happens when an old-school management guru leaves the books and lectures behind to lead a young team at a revolutionary company, with no email, no offices, and no rules? Even more interesting since I was on the inside during the author's tenure. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future. Here in this book he narrates his experience on working in Automattic which is the parent company of famous blogging website wordpress.
One of the most interesting things I learned in the first half of the book was that every employee at WordPress spends time doing support also known as their Happiness Team. They hire people who love what they do. It leans more heavily in my opinion on the latter. Hierarchy The company had no hierarchy until 50 employees, when founder Matt Mullenweg decided to create teams of five people, each with a team lead. I am sure, that helps us to build The Best Product.