In Praise of Distributed Companies

Automattic CEO Toni Schneider (@tonydotorg) –

I’ve noticed a new trend in Silicon Valley. More and more startups are beginning life as distributed companies, and investors and partners are starting to accept it as normal. Our company Automattic is distributed, and I’m ready to sing the praises of running a business in this way. BTW, I thinkdistributed (“evenly spread throughout an area”) is a better description than the more commonly used virtual (“nearly real or simulated to be real”) for a company that has people working from all over the place instead of a centralized office. In Automattic’s case, we currently have over 50 employees spread across 12 US states and 10 countries.

Interesting counterpoint to my earlier post about The Myth of Frictonless Free Agent Networks and Anywhere Anywhen Collaboration .

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