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March 19, 2020 45 min

Workouts between calls. Meditation apps. A desk candle to boost productivity. Work-from-home hacks for all of us, as we self-isolate and practice social distancing to slow the spread of Coronavirus.


Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and Automattic, was an early evangelist of remote work. Back in the early 2000s, many of his first hires at Wordpress were people he had never met in person. Today, Automattic has nearly 1,200 employees spread across 75 countries around the globe.


With the pandemic now forcing many companies to unexpectedly adopt similar policies, Matt gives Laurie advice on transitioning to this new lifestyle and answers listener questions on the best ways for employees and employers to stay productive.


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Show Notes


  • Dance Fitness with Jessica
  • Fitbod (fitness app)
  • Waking Up with Sam Harris (meditation app)
  • Calm (meditation app)
  • Sennheiser headset
  • Krisp.ai
  • Zoom videoconferencing
  • Days Without You (Crussen Remix) by Satori
  • Dancing by Kiley Minogue
  • Qbserve (time-tracking app)
  • Momentum (Chrome extension)
  • Tomato One (timer app)
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