Today’s person of interest on this episode of the Let’s Reach Success Podcast is Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress and owner of Automattic, a billion dollar company.
I didn’t choose him just because I myself am a fan of WordPress. But it is the tool that allowed me to share all that I had in my mind with the world, without any coding or design knowledge. But just by using a ready-made content management system, installing plugins, and adding different elements to make the site look professional and let it do what I want.
What makes WordPress one of a kind though is that it powers more than 25% of the websites on the Web. And now I’ll present to you the guy behind it. As usual, he started from nothing and there’s a ton of life lessons he learned along the way.
I’ve gathered some facts and stories from here and there. Facts about his early days, his current company, how WordPress evolved, and some more personal things that give us an idea of what goes on in his head.
What You Need to Know About Matt Mullenweg, Creator of WordPress
- Who is Matt Mullenweg [1:40]
- What inspired him to build WordPress [2:47]
- An unusual productivity technique he was using while working on WordPress [4:15]
- The mission of Automattic [6:33]
- Matt Mullenweg
- Tim Ferriss
- Tools of Titans
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Forbes article
- Toni Schneider
- polyphasic sleep
- VentureBeat post
- Dvorak keyboard
- Interview for Inc
- Words That Work [book]
- Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things [book]
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