Inc. magazine’s “The Way I Work” feature profiles Matt Mullenweg, creator of WordPress, the software that runs this site. Even though the article byline was “by Matt Mullenweg,” Matt says the reporter actually wrote the piece–so he rewrote it, in his own words, on his blog. (I love this.) Matt’s workday sounds perfect to me. He says it includes:
- No computer or email for an hour after he wakes up (not to an alarm clock)
- No meetings before 11AM
- Working from home six days a week, even though his office is a five-minute walk from his home
- Going out for long lunches (and having meetings over food)
- Batching his tasks to avoid context switching: all his meetings in one day, all coding TODO’s in another, all his errands in another.
Interestingly, he uses RescueTime to monitor what applications he spends his day in, and also uses both a Mac and PC connected with Synergy (like I do). This whole article is worth a read, but get it in Matt’s words on his own blog: The Way I Work, annotated. Photo by Andrea Beggi.