Scott Berkun has written a brilliant insider account of the insights he gained from his time working for Automattic/WordPress.com. He shares the lessons he learned about the future of work and how the culture of work most of us know must innovate and get things done or perish.
Most of us are familiar with work cultures that are not always transparent, flexible or focused on providing clarity and building trust. Some of us work in environments that claim to encourage X but reward and promote Y.
If you want to spend less time in meetings and more time doing the hard work that builds companies, I’d encourage you to read Scott’s book. It is as entertaining as it is informative. You won’t be disappointed.
Scott was one of our original blog guides/leaders when the Post a Day Challenge was launched in 2011. He helped many bloggers find their way and develop their craft. He has written and published several other books. I enjoyed reading this book and I know you will too.
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
Scott Berkun is the author of four previous books and a sought-after speaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. From 2010 to 2012 Scott led Team Social at Automattic. The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the future of work recounts his experiences and reflections on leading a distributed team at Automattic. We recently got the chance to ask Scott a few questions about the book and his time at Automattic.
Give us a little insight into the title of the book, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the future of work. What does being pantsless, or pants-free have to do with the future of work?
Scott Berkun: A recent Gallup Poll showed 71%…
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