This is the face of bravery. My children and my children’s children and their children will know the name Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
My CEO, Matt Mullenweg, was recently a guest on Recode Decode with host Kara Swisher. I listened in full to the interview while biking across the Eastern Shore of Maryland this weekend and I really enjoyed their chat.
I thought Matt and Kara had a very thoughtful discussion – it wasn’t your typical Silicon Valley horserace (who’s up and who’s down) conversation, but rather, Matt guided the conversation (quite deftly) in a direction that opened up a broader discussion about technology, WordPress and what other leaders in tech need to be thinking about as we all traverse the choppy waters that are 2018.
I’ve worked for Automattic for 6+ years and I really enjoyed hearing Matt lay out the ground-game for WordPress (and Automattic) – what’s worked, what’s coming and why our company and products have succeeded, despite huge changes in the blogging/CMS ecosystem.
You can stream the interview below, via RadioPublic’s slick podcasting player.
Oh, and did I mention that Automattic is hiring? Job listings can be found here.
Oy. I just rewatched this video from the 2016 campaign. Hillary Clinton was right. Oh, so right. Spot on. OY!
This past weekend, my daughter Zoey met the great Allen Iverson. Two living legends!
They talked about practice…
This TIME / Obama.org video is superb.
President Barack Obama and the legendary civil rights icon John Lewis sit down to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today marks the 50th anniversary since his assassination. Kudos to my friend (and great reporter) Philip Elliot, whose byline appears on the story.
Some more powerful reads on the significance of this milestone anniversary.
Walter Cronkite’s broadcast announcing the assassination of Dr. King:
My twin brother Matthew is a cool guy. And extremely handsome. He actually reminds me of myself, when I was younger.
Over the past year or so, Matthew has made an epic transition into filmmaking. His journey started at The New School where he received a Certificate in Documentary Media Studies and where he produced a fantastic short documentary entitled Extra Credit. The film was selected to be shown at DOC NYC in 2017 and he’s gotten many accolades for the work he did and the characters he introduced in his groundbreaking narrative.
To say that I’m proud of my brother would be an understatement. I’ve had a front row seat over the past year as he went from amateur to professional and every day he remains focused on honing his craft, finding new stories and hustling in this new and exciting medium.
Today, on my blog, I’m happy to share Extra Credit with you. If you enjoy, please share the link.
Matthew, congrats, I can’t wait wait for the next one!
It doesn’t get much better than this. The legendary John Prine on NPR’s Tiny Desk series.