Recently I had a chance to record a Skype chat from my living room with Matt Mullenweg. Matt is the founder of Automattic, the company that publishes Wordpress.com. Automattic was founded without a central office and has 50 employees spread all over the world. (For this reason he uses the term "distributed company" to describe Automattic's structure.)
I asked Matt how he stumbled on this novel organizational model, how it works, and what he thinks of our little experiment. Enjoy!
Last updated: Feb 26, 2010
Senior contributing writer MAX CHAFKIN has profiled companies such as Yelp, Zappos, Twitter,
Threadless, and Tesla for the magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. @chafkin