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Who’s Going to Pay for All This?

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Dan Knauss
Magne Ilsaas wants WordPress to be more than the pragmatic choice for enterprise clients. He wants WordPress agencies to be known for a distinct WordPress culture and mindset. Alain Schlesser, Carole Olinger, Carl Alexander, and Zach Stepek have a frank talk with Bob Dunn about the costs of not supporting WordPress contributors. Post Status members including Dave Loodts, Marius Jensen, Jeremy Ward, and Chris Reynolds discuss the looming PHP 7.4 EOL. Plus Jb Audras' breakdown of contributions to the WordPress 6.1 release. For your weekend reading, some news and insights from business, workplace, webtech, and govtech writers beyond the WordPress bubble.
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Remote work lashback — it’s not all wrong

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Dan Knauss
Leo Postovoit at XWP has shared a pretty thorough defense of remote work. I didn't realize remote work was under such attack, or that Malcolm Gladwell had weighed in on the subject. (Big eyeroll and groan.) Many people seem tired…

Post Status Excerpt (No. 62) — The Open Web Universe with Matt Mullenweg

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Olivia Bisset
David and Olivia Bisset sat down for a chat with Matt Mullenweg about open source, Tumblr, and how Matt deals with negativity. Matt has three roles today: CEO of Tumblr, CEO of Automattic, and project lead for the next release of WordPress. He shares what went wrong with post formats and what he would love to acquire next if he could. The answer may (or may not) surprise you! Recorded shortly before WordCamp Europe 2022.

Why Vulnerability Makes Fierce Leaders

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Abigail Brooks Santana
These past two years have made successful leaders realize more than ever that treating their employees’ experiences—and their own—with stoic indifference is no longer an effective leadership strategy.

An Inclusive Workplace is More Than Skin Deep

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Talisha Lewallen
Some people have said that Post Status is not culturally diverse, although half of our employees identify as female. They say we are not diverse because we all look “white.” Does that make us a company that is not culturally diverse? No, it doesn’t. What that photograph does not show is heritage, or home culture, or race and nationality. Our team is a combination of different nationalities, races, and cultures. 

Don’t Stress, Decompress 😷 Check out…

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Dan Knauss

Don't Stress, Decompress 😷 Check out the data on remote work during COVID-19 collected by the US National Bureau of Economic Research: The average workday increased by 48.5 minutes, as did the number of meetings (up 13%). 😫 Yikes! Thank…

Trouble at Longreads

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Brian Krogsgard
We don't often talk about employment issues at Post Status. Good and bad stories about WordPress workplaces abound. Why single out this one? It is a very public issue, and it has to do with one of the largest employers in our space — one often cited as a great place to work: Automattic. That's why I believe it merits deeper consideration.

Alicja Snarska tells the story of…

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Dan Knauss

Alicja Snarska tells the story of how her dream job at Microsoft turned into a nightmare. I came away from this article appreciating the value of life/work balance more and a workplace where you are respected, even if it's on…

A Year Without Pants

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Brian Krogsgard
Scott Berkun spent a year working for Automattic as research for his upcoming book, A Year Without Pants. The book will focus on remote work, for which Automattic is well known. Berkun is going to, "share what I learned about…
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