“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” — Oliver Sacks, quoted by Michiko Kakutani, in the NYT today (via Steve Silberman)

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My take on Alphabet Inc. (video)

CCTV reporter Mark Niu interviewed me and included my somewhat skeptical take on Google’s new corporate structure — Alphabet Inc. — in his report this week. My hair is doing some weird thing but I think other than that I make some kind of sense. My take, in a nutshell: The new structure, so far, […]

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How Trello and couples counseling helped make this startup a self-managing success

Jessica Mah has been starting companies since she was 13. As a teenager, she built websites for small businesses, and then created a company that managed online services for companies. It was pulling in $100,000 in revenue before she was even in high school, Mah said. So after finishing an undergraduate degree in computer science […]

How Trello and couples counseling helped make this startup a self-managing success

How Matt Mullenweg built WordPress into a giant platform powering 1/4 of the Web (podcast)

In this week’s podcast, I talk with Matt Mullenweg, who created WordPress as an open-source blogging platform twelve years ago and turned it into a parallel, for-profit company called Automattic ten years ago. [Click the image above to hear the MP3 of this podcast.] Since then, WordPress has grown into one of the most successful […]

How Matt Mullenweg built WordPress into a giant platform powering 1/4 of the Web (podcast)