Scott Berkun’s eagerly awaited book, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work is on sale today on Amazon. This is a behind-the-scenes look at how the team at WordPress.com is successfully using a new way of working that doesn’t involve emails, offices, boring meetings or any of the other things that make work a drag. If you’ve never worked remotely or hope to work remotely someday, this book will give you an idea of how Automattic employees do it while maintaining a high level of productivity.
Do people read books anymore? You bet your sweet bippy they do! In fact, Berkun’s book has already received 50+ positive reviews, just one day after launching into the market. It’s also currently the #1 book on organizational behavior on Amazon. Read the first chapter for free to get a taste of this fast-paced, exciting story.
Both Jeff and I will be reading The Year Without Pants and giving you a review, so stay tuned and make sure you’re subscribed to the Tavern feed. We’re also hoping to have Scott Berkun on our WordPress Weekly podcast in the coming days to discuss the book.
You can follow conversations about The Year Without Pants on Twitter using the hashtag #nopants. Incidentally, that hashtag will land you in a lot of interesting tangents as well. ;)
The Year Without Pants book release comes just a day after WordPress.com was ranked #8 for monthly traffic in the US, passing Yahoo, Pinterest, Tumbler.com and others to make the top 10. Huge congrats to Scott for getting this book launched and for putting WordPress.com’s story out there to inspire others to work differently. Automattic’s unique approach to work is a story worth telling and we think you’re going to enjoy it.
I call egregious bias against the fine sartorial tradition of the Scots. Other than that I look forward to the podcast. A kiltless pleasure I’m sure.