WordPress.com is the 7th most popular website in the U.S. and the company that runs it, Automattic, Inc., is valued at $1.1 billion. Their success is based on challenging our biggest assumptions about how creative work is done: all employees work remotely, no one uses email, preferring blogs and chatrooms; there are few schedules, fewer meetings, and fewer rules, with designers and developers launch new ideas and features dozens of times a day. Berkun went behind the scenes as a manager at the company to write the popular book The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com & The Future of Work (An Amazon.com best book of 2013). He'll share the big lessons he learned and offer challenges to anyone who manages or leads creative people.
The Year Without Pants