The Year Without Pants: An interview with author Scott Berkun

Interesting sounding book about the workforce and the leadership that goes on. Anyone can be given a title “Manager” and be expected to lead… But do they REALLY KNOW how to lead? Can they connect with their workers and encourage and motivate them to work?

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Scott Berkun is the author of four previous books and a sought-after speaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. From 2010 to 2012 Scott led Team Social at Automattic. The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the future of work recounts his experiences and reflections on leading a distributed team at Automattic. We recently got the chance to ask Scott a few questions about the book and his time at Automattic.

Give us a little insight into the title of the book, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the future of work. What does being pantsless, or pants-free have to do with the future of work?
 
Scott Berkun: A recent Gallup Poll showed 71% of workers…

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