This means more communication, likely written, that is accessible to people even if they can’t attend a specific meeting or be in a specific place. We’ve learned and adapted, and will continue to do so. I was one of those votes. If you’d like to hear the entire conversation they’ve posted the original audio and interview that was distilled into the print version. The point I want to make is there’s a world of possibility that opens up when you move from the finite space of a shared office, and all the politics of dividing up the scarce resource of desirable space, to the infinite game where people can define their own “office” as the place where they will be most productive, and do so however they like with no penalties or restraints. I can’t tell you how many of the investors I see espousing distributed work once told me that Automattic would never scale past a few dozen people unless we brought everyone into an office. And we need it under these circumstances more than ever. The White House. I can’t wait. On a macro level, it reminds me that as much control as I try to exert over the course of my company, a larger plan is in place. The only thing I haven’t been able to figure out is how to horizontally flip the screen in MacOS so all the text isn’t backward in the mirror reflection. I heard you say that you go by photomatt and found some of your landscapes. His latest, The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically, is worth a close read. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! If a mic is too soft you can boost the input volume in the preferences. In Zoom audio settings, under Advanced, they are starting to expose a number of new options for real-time audio processing. It did not have an installer, upgrades, WYSIWYG editor (or hardly any Javascript), comment spam protection, clean permalinks, caching, widgets, themes, plugins, business model, or any funding. Contact. (You can also use an iPad and Sidecar for that.) He gives good arguments for and against how remote working will change real estate, entrepreneurship, and something I’ve been meaning to write about but he did a much better job, how the great migration happening away from superstar cities could reshape politics. Home. Autonomy is our desire to be self-directed, to have agency over ourselves and our environment. I’ve seen some solid recaps of my conversation with Sam from Steve Glaveski and Steve Jurvetson, but here’s my gist of how distributed companies evolve: A highly influential book for me in designing Automattic was Daniel Pink’s Drive, where he eloquently introduces the three things that really matter in motivating people: mastery, purpose, and autonomy. This is milky and smooth. I’ve always said that comments are the best part of blogging, but this is a particularly cool example. If y’all haven’t caught up recently with my podcast Distributed, this is a perfect moment to do so—the past several weeks have been full of insights from folks like InVision CEO Clark Valberg, attorney and advocate Lydia X. ), Next up is the Shure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic, which is what I usually use to record the Distributed podcast, and costs about $400. 2 years ago; 1,127,291 views; West Palm Beach, FL CC; Matt Mullenweg liked a video 2 years ago 4:39. Again, not the most practical for day to day meetings, but if you’re doing prominent remote streaming appearances—or if your child is an aspiring YouTube star—that’s how you can spend ~9k USD going all-out. But these are all things that you can have in your house. Post author By Matt; Post date July 9, 2016; 6 Comments on Guest House by Rumi; This being human is a guest house. still, treat each guest honorably. This is “extra” as the kids say and it may be tricky to get an ear molding taken during a pandemic. The main feedback we got at the time was that the blogging software market was saturated and there wasn’t room or need for anything new. If you read no further, get this one and revolutionize how you sound on Zoom calls. Mastery is the urge to get better skills. If you’d like to celebrate with me, put on some jazz, eat some BBQ, light a candle for the contributors who have passed on, help a friend or stranger less technical than you build a home online, and remember that technology is at its best when it brings people together. I’ve built Automattic and WordPress around these, and it’s also informed my investments and hobbies. For now, we’ve canceled all work-related travel. Asides. He explores these ideas as well in his Long Now talk in April 2010, in which he talked about Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization. About eight of the speakers including myself are going to be doing a livestream tomorrow from 2 to 10 UTC, or what would be 9am to 5pm in Bangkok where the inaugural WordCamp Asia was supposed to happen this weekend. It feels and looks much better, you don’t need a USB-C dongle, and the sound quality of the earphones is quite bearable. But at a time when Americans are moving less frequently than they have in more than half a century, and the anticlimactic race to host an Amazon HQ2 soured some governments on corporate tax breaks, Tulsa is one of several locales testing out a new premise:  Pay people instead. Search for: Close search. These first two principles physically co-located companies can be great at. At Automattic we have a home office allowance people can use to buy equipment they need to make their home work area comfortable and productive, and it’s the same if you’re leading a team of hundreds or if it’s your first job. David Marchese at the NY Times has a beautiful interview with Sonny Rollins up. This might be a chance for a great reset in terms of how we work. What’s going to be newsworthy by the end of the year is not technology companies saying they’re embracing distributed work, but those that aren’t. When you run this off a laptop its fan can get really loud. It sets up in 5 minutes . I do think we won’t go back.”. “We had this 15,000-square-foot place with only five people coming into it,” said Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, which acquired Tumblr last year. I’m always hesitant to disagree with Seth Godin, but that’s been my experience. Light your little candle and step forward.”, I just heard your interview on the Tavern and was so impressed with your calm demeanor and the fact that when you reached for an illustration of responsibility, your mind turned to pets. Now there can be a much more even playing field. Brown, Stephen Wolfram, and the Grand Meetup”, Derek Thompson’s writing for the Atlantic, The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically, great migration happening away from superstar cities could reshape politics, moving to new places are registering to vote in their new home, the Corner Office interview with David Gelles in the business section, they’ve posted the original audio and interview, Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization, The Safety Net: Surviving Pandemics and Other Disasters, don’t have a Gravatar yet now’s a good time to make one, When Bill Gates was on Trevor Noah’s show it was amazing how much better quality his video was, after I was on-record with The Information saying a simpler setup is better, Then I came across this article about the Interrotron, You can also use an iPad and Sidecar for that, we announced an investment into a distributed, open source, and encrypted communication company called New Vector, Facebook wants to be “the most forward-leaning on remote work.”, Twitter has allowed permanent work-from-home, Shopify is now a “digital by default” company, Square has indefinitely extended remote work, Spotify is allowing work-from-home through 2021, Stephan Wolfram has been a remote CEO for 28 years, you’ll progress through the levels of distributed autonomy, paid people $10,000, a year of co-working, and a subsidized apartment to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, soured some governments on corporate tax breaks, Distributed Work’s Five Levels of Autonomy, I recommend a wired, USB headset with a mic that stays a constant distant from your mouth and has a noise-canceling microphone, Sennheiser has upgraded to a USB-C version, with a much shorter cord, the SC 130, TaoTronics “Trucker Bluetooth” headset because it had Bluetooth 5.0, Apple Airpods Pro ($249) are actually pretty decent, SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless Gaming Headset, John Gruber’s review of the new Macbook 16 had some really impressive audio files that intrigued me, Sennheiser MKH416 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Tube Condenser ($1,000), Nvidia developer blog, Real-Time Noise Suppression Using Deep Learning, The Information wrote Business as Usual — Remotely, David Marchese at the NY Times has a beautiful interview with Sonny Rollins up, Coronavirus and the Remote Work Experiment No One Asked For, companies to have their employees work from home, are going to be doing a livestream tomorrow from 2 to 10 UTC, or what would be 9am to 5pm in Bangkok, a major new product to the Automattic family, maturation of Gutenberg in the WordPress ecosystem, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, The Great Mental Models Vol.