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The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun

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Chapter 24

The Future of Work, Part 3

Here in the last chapter of the book, I can't tell you to simply copy what Automattic has done. It'd be foolish to tell you that since every company and person is different. But I can tell you this: they have answered many important questions the working world is afraid even to ask.

The most dangerous tradition we hold about work is that it must be serious and meaningless. We believe that we're paid money to compensate us for work not worthwhile on its own. People who are paid the most are often the most confused, for they know in their hearts how little meaning there is in what they do, for others and for themselves. While money provides status, status doesn't guarantee meaning. They're paid well because ...

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