If you've been following this blog for the past month, you'll know that Inc. has ditched its offices in an attempt to investigate of how virtual companies work. As part of the experiment, I've been asking the sharpest entrepreneurs we know how to manage a company without an office.

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. Click on the title to see the video. Enjoy!

Published on: Mar 1, 2010