This book has 6 recommendations
Om Malik (Founder / GigaOM)
The future of work is distributed. Automattic wrote the script. Time for rest of us to read it.
Gina Trapani (Founding Editor / LifeHacker)
With humor and heart, Scott has written a letter from the future about a new kind of workplace that wasn't possible before the internet. His insights will make you laugh, think, and ask all the right questions about your company's culture.
Eric Ries (Founder / Long-Term Stock Exchange)
Most talk of the future of work is just speculation, but Berkun has actually worked there. The Year Without Pants is a brilliant, honest, and funny insider's story of life at a great company.
Tim Ferriss (Author & Entrepreneur / )
If you want to think differently about entrepreneurship, management, or life in general, read this book.
Guy Kawasaki (Author & Entrepreneur / )
The underlying concept - an 'expert' putting himself on the line as an employee - is just fantastic. And then the book gets better from there! I wish I had the balls to do this.
Kevin Lamping (Founder / WebdriverIO)
Scott Berkun is a great author and this is an entertaining read about his time at Wordpress.com.
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.