“ ‘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.