Podcast: Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg

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The 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 1,000 employees scattered across 75 countries, Mullenweg examines the benefits and challenges of distributed work and recruiting talented people around the globe.


Trailer: A new podcast, 15 years in the making.

Produced by Automattic. Theme music by Jason Oberholtzer. Cover art by Matt Avery.

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