Episode 29: Dylan Field, Figma Co-founder, Talks Design, Digital Economy, and Remote Culture with Host Connie Yang
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. Nearly ten years ago, Dylan Field and Evan Wallace turned a Thiel Fellowship into a solution to the ‘single source of truth’ problem for design systems.  Their interest in design collaboration and WebGL laid the foundation for the origin story of Figma, today’s ubiquitous browser-based design tool — and rapidly-growing company. “The more (we) pulled this thread, the more we learned there’s so much to do in terms of making design better, and in making it so more people can access design ..read more
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Episode 28: Erica Pandey of Axios on Returning to Work
Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg
by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. We admire journalists today more than ever. Whether getting their start as a solo blogger on their own beat, or growing up in a thriving newsroom, journalists must forge their own unique work life as they write the first draft of history. So it’s no surprise that this episode of the Distributed podcast with Matt Mullenweg and special guest Erica Pandey, business journalist and writer of the What’s Next newsletter at Axios, moves fast and covers a lot of ground, from Erica’s career, to how she works with h ..read more
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Distributed by Default: Matt Mullenweg on The Knowledge Project
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. “Aren’t people lonely because they don’t have their friendships at work?” On a recent appearance of The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street, Matt Mullenweg revealed that he hears this question often, and that the answer is one of many benefits of a company built to be distributed from the start. “If your only social network is at work, you might be lonely if you weren’t working with people physcally,” answered Matt. “But then what does that open up? It opens up the opportunity for you to ..read more
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Episode 27: Leading with Values: Sid Sijbrandij joins Matt Mullenweg to talk about GitLab, Transparency and Growing a Distributed Company
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. “Every company has a poster on the wall,” says Matt Mullenweg in the latest episode of The Distributed Podcast. Matt welcomes Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO of GitLab, another pioneering company with Open Source origins and a long-running commitment to a completely distributed workforce.  Sid and Matt settle into a conversation about GitLab’s six values – which have been cut down from the original 13, and which are always visible in Sid’s video background – are reinforced in 20 ways at the fully ..read more
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Hiring For Distributed Companies & Angel Investing: This Week in Startups with Jason Calacanis
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. “Why would the best employees in the world choose so little autonomy in the third of their day or more that they spend working?” Matt Mullenweg asks Jason Calacanis in a recent appearance on the long-running This Week In Startups. The angel investing-themed episode opens with both investors sharing their approaches to early-stage companies, supporting entrepreneurs, and making an ecosystem-building impact, on top of return-on-investment. The conversation soon shifts toward the outlook for distributed work ..read more
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Getting Legal Work Done in a Distributed Environment: Paul Sieminski with Chad Main on Technically Legal
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. 500-page bound merger agreements, office printers, and libraries lined with law books. Legal work looks a lot different now that most in-house counsel (and law firms for that matter) have adopted some form of distributed work.  But that doesn’t mean the work itself has changed. Contracts still need to be written and signed, litigation still needs to happen, and employment law might be more important than ever. What’s become clear over a year into a global pandemic is that legal work can be even more ..read more
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Growing as a Leader: Matt Mullenweg on the Starting Greatness Podcast with Mike Maples Jr.
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. “Was there a palpable time when you felt like…you had to have a new kind of thought as you got bigger?” asks Mike Maples Jr., host of the Starting Greatness podcast in an April conversation with Automattic founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg. Matt shares several such pivotal moments in an episode full of stories and insight from the growth of Automattic, and of his own journey and leadership evolution. “For better or worse, you become close personal friends with everyone because you’re kind of in the trenches ..read more
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Episode 26: Jack Dorsey and Matt Mullenweg on Remote Collaboration, Finding Serendipity, and the Art of Deliberate Work
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. Join us for the latest episode of Distributed, as Matt Mullenweg interviews Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square. They discuss how both companies have embraced remote collaboration, the underrated value of deliberate work, and how questioning preconceived models from the get-go can change everything.  This spring, Jack Dorsey told Twitter and Square employees they could work from home forever if they choose. But a year earlier –– before the global pandemic happened –– he had already ..read more
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Episode 25: Davit Baghdasaryan on the Science of Sound in a Distributed Work World
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by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. Trying to sound your best as you work away from an office more than ever before?   As audio and video conferencing surge worldwide, Matt talks about the science of sound with Davit Baghdasaryan, the CEO of Krisp, a fast-growing company offering an AI-powered noise cancellation app for removing background noise on any conferencing platform. Krisp’s technology, including its proprietary deep neural network krispNet DNN, processes audio securely on the user’s computer ..read more
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Episode 23: Lara Hogan on the Secret to Being a Successful Manager
Distributed, with Matt Mullenweg
by Distributed Editors
1y ago
Subscribe to Distributed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS, or wherever you like to listen. Are companies setting up their managers for success? What are BICEPS? How do you assemble your colleagues like a management Voltron? Lara Hogan is the founder of Wherewithall, a firm that specializes in management and leadership training — a company that Automattic has worked with in the past. She’s the author of Resilient Management, a must-read for anyone who is a manager, wants to become one, or generally just wants to learn how to be a better teammate. Lara spent a decade growing emerging leaders as t ..read more
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