The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Matt Mullenweg (#420)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Matt Mullenweg (#420)

Please enjoy this transcript of another episode of the “Books I’ve Loved” series, in which I invite amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. This episode, we have Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt), the founding developer of WordPress, the …

Books I’ve Loved — Matt Mullenweg (#420)

Books I’ve Loved — Matt Mullenweg (#420)

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg (#209)

Please enjoy this transcript of my Random Show episode with Kevin Rose and Matt Mullenweg. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the Random Show here or by selecting any of the options below. Listen onApple Podcasts Listen onStitcher DUE TO SOME …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Matt Mullenweg on Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs (#190)

Please enjoy this transcript of my second episode with Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of WordPress, where he answers your questions. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the episode here or by selecting any of the options below. Listen onApple Podcasts Listen …

Tools of Titans — A Few Goodies from the Cutting Room Floor

Tools of Titans — A Few Goodies from the Cutting Room Floor

This post contains a few things that didn’t make it into Tools of Titans (#1 NYT), pulled from more than 300 cuts. Please excuse casual grammar. This is how all people sound in-person, even uber-smart ones.  The below quotes weren’t copyedited for the book, as they didn’t make it in (though every person did), so any …

The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg (#209)

The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg (#209)

  “Goal setting isn’t enough.” My first live podcast in New York City was recorded at the 92nd Street Y to a sold-out crowd of about 900 people. This episode comes from The Random Show segment of the evening when I took the stage with Kevin Rose and Matt Mullenweg. Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) has been …

Matt Mullenweg: Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs (#190)

Matt Mullenweg: Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs (#190)

“If someone has those four things — work ethic, taste, integrity, and curiosity — I believe that you can learn anything in the world.” – Matt Mullenweg Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) is most associated with a tool that powers more than 25% of the entire Web: WordPress. He’s also the CEO of Automattic, which is a multi-billion …

Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies (#61)

Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies (#61)

Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In this episode, I attempt to get him drunk on tequila and make him curse. Matt is most associated with a tool that powers more than …

How to Build a High-Traffic Blog Without Killing Yourself

The above video is one of my favorite presentations I’ve given in 2009, an opening keynote at the last San Francisco WordCamp, titled “How to Blog without Killing Yourself”. More than 700 people from 32 countries were in attendance, which made for a wonderful experience. The original title was “Scalable Blogging Behaviors: How to Grow …

Pimping Firefox: The Basics (Matt Mullenweg, Garrett Camp, and More)

Pimping Firefox: The Basics (Matt Mullenweg, Garrett Camp, and More)

Don’t pimp real foxes. That’s just mean. (Photo: wildphotons) 38.16% of the people who visit this site are still using Internet Explorer (IE). It’s like buying a hybrid car for the gas mileage and then driving with flat tires and the doors open. This post will serve two purposes: first, to introduce beginners to features …