Even if you aren't familiar with what WordPress is, or use it to publish content on the internet, there's a good chance you've visited a website that runs on it — and probably within just the past 24 hours. That's because WordPress — an open-source content-management system — powers an astonishing 25% of all websites today. I recently spoke with Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, the company that offers a range of products and services for WordPress users. Automattic is valued today at over $1 billion. Matt joined me for a wide-ranging conversation on my podcast, in which he shared his aspiration to capture the 75% of the internet that WordPress doesn't already manage. He also explained how his 400-person team works largely from home or in co-located offices in 43 countries, and relies almost entirely on an internal blogging platform for communication and collaboration — while avoiding the use of email. The following are excerpts from my conversation with Matt, which you can listen to in full on my podcast. Automattic's mission is to democratize publishing. Where do you think you are today in terms of achieving that? It's probably a lifelong mission, to
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