The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work

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John Wiley & Sons, 10 сент. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 272
A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success

50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind WordPress.com is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world they wish, barely use email, and launch improvements to their products dozens of times a day. With a fraction of the resources of Google, Amazon, or Facebook, they have a similar impact on the future of the Internet. How is this possible? What's different about how they work, and what can other companies learn from their methods?

To find out, former Microsoft veteran Scott Berkun worked as a manager at WordPress.com, leading a team of young programmers developing new ideas. The Year Without Pants shares the secrets of WordPress.com's phenomenal success from the inside. Berkun's story reveals insights on creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that might be in everyone's future.

  • Offers a fast-paced and entertaining insider's account of how an amazing, powerful organization achieves impressive results
  • Includes vital lessons about work culture and managing creativity
  • Written by author and popular blogger Scott Berkun (scottberkun.com)

The Year Without Pants shares what every organization can learn from the world-changing ideas for the future of work at the heart of Automattic's success.

 

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Пользовательский отзыв  - ansate - LibraryThing

Sold me on Automattic as a company, pointed out many of the things I worry about with Continuous Deployment, but no solutions. Esp uncomfortable with how he characterized his time on happiness - he didn't like the metrics, but no ideas for solutions? blah Читать весь отзыв

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Пользовательский отзыв  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

This book could have been titled "Microserfs, twenty years later". Scott Berkun, a former Microsoftie himself, tells the story of his year working at Wordpress/Automattic, a successful software as a ... Читать весь отзыв

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What You Need to Know
1
The Hotel Electra
3
The First Day
9
Tickets for Caturday
20
Culture Always Wins
28
Your Meetings Will Be Typed
41
The Bazaar at the Cathedral
53
The Big Talk
64
Double Down
129
There Can Be Only One
138
The Future of Work Part 2
148
Innovation and Friction
161
The Intense Debate
166
Follow the Sun
171
The Rise of Jetpack
175
Show Me the Money
186

The Future of Work Part 1
73
Working the Team
82
How to Start a Fire
95
Real Artists Ship
106
Athens Lost and Found
118
Contents
195
The Bureau of Socialization
211
The Future of Work Part 3
230
Acknowledgments
243
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Scott Berkun is the author of four popular books: Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. His work as a writer and speaker has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Wired, the Economist, Fast Company, and Forbes and on CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio, and other media. His many popular essays and entertaining lectures can be found for free on his blog at www.scottberkun.com, and he tweets at @berkun. (Berkun may or may not be wearing pants in this photo.)

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