Wise words from WordPress’ surprisingly cool overlord

“ ‘Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.’

 “… I’m not sure the provenance of this quote, but I read it and it really resonated with me, and I’ve found myself repeating it frequently.” – Matt Mullenweg, gazillionaire techie who created WordPress and runs Automattic, the most influential company you never heard of.

Who knew the guy whose company powers more than 20% of the Internet  was such an interesting yet down to earth guy?

Or maybe I’m just biased because he’s a runner who’s not afraid of his inner pig, admitting in this interview with 4-Hour Body author/blogger Tim Ferriss that he once downed 108 chicken McNuggets in one sitting.

Other interesting nuggets from this fascinating podcast: Mullenweg, who just turned 31,  is a musician and college dropout who doesn’t cuss, drink coffee or see any point in building a Microsoft-sized campus for his empire, figuring it’s cheaper and more interesting to let his employees live wherever they like on the planet.

Oh yeah … and he’s hiring.

From wikimedia commons

From wikimedia commons

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