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Vague Direction People: Matt Mullenweg [Video]

“The truth is that none of us have really done this before. And when you accept that, and just do your best, or try your hardest and learn as much as you can, I feel like when you rise to those challenges, it’s very satisfying because you’re constantly at the edge of your competence…”

Quick post from San Francisco; a new Vague Direction People video. Chatting with Matt Mullenweg.

Matt’s the co-founder of WordPress (more here), which is the online publishing platform that’s powers a huge amount of sites online, but rather than get into anything technical, we discussed the choices he’s made, work life balance, risk taking, and pursuing something you truly believe in.

“I think it’s important to keep things in perspective on the positive and the negative. It’s not the end of the world. Really what perspective is, when you think about the word itself, it is taking a step back.”

Here’s the video snippet – hope you enjoy!



Vague Direction: A 12,000 mile bicycle ride, and the meaning of life.
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11 comments on this post

  1. Neil Kearney says:

    I really enjoyed this video. Thanks for reaching out to these interesting people and sharing your journey!

  2. Gill Longway says:

    Still loving your blog. Really like the mix of cycling exploits/adventures and the conversations you’re having with such a variety of people. Agree with Neil your Matt Mullenweg interview was especially interesting. Look forward to reading/seeing more.

  3. Tom Barnett says:

    Thank you Dave. This was an interesting video interview. The content is a good lesson for us all on dealing with life in general and in particular relationships, career and goals. You bring more than a bike touring ride for us to think about.

    • Dave says:

      Cheers Tom – thanks for saying that. The goal of the trip was never bicycle-centric, it was life-centric, so I’m glad you’re enjoying the other side of it! All the best, D

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  5. Martin Campbell says:

    Great interview Dave. Hope all is going well and your enjoying the ride! It’s soon 10 in 10 time. Good luck. Martin

  6. Ade says:

    Just hanging out with the founder of WordPress, as you do!!

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