My Automattic Anniversary
Four years ago, on August 4th 2010, I was hired at Automattic, makers of WordPress.com, as the first leader of Team Social. It was the beginning of a journalistic writing project that would become The Year Without Pants, an Amazon.com best book of 2013.
There were many crazy things about the idea which is why I was so excited to do the project and why I’m proud of it now. I look back fondly on the entire experience, including all of the mistakes I made along the way. I still think often about the 20 months I worked on WordPress.com with my team and those memories stay with me today. If my biggest dream wasn’t to keep writing books, I’d probably still be there.
Thanks to Matt Mullenweg Toni Schneider, Mike Adams, Beau Lebens, Andy Peatling, all the great folks I worked with, and everyone who has supported the book since its release last year.
- FAQ About The Year Without Pants – the toughest questions I’ve been asked since the book’s release
- Why Culture Always Wins – chapter 4 from the book, on the wonders of organizational culture
- Matt Mullenweg’s photos from our first team meeting in Athens, Nov 2010 (photo above by Matt)
- List of all major reviews and accolades for the book
Nay, thank you Scott — it was an honor and a privilege working with you. I learned a lot about being a team lead from how you interacted with us (so my team now can blame it all on you!). Thanks again, I’m glad you decided to give that crazy experiment a try, and look forward to reading more of your books.
Happy 1yr Automattic Anniversary to you :)