We’re back with another amazing episode of The Matt Report!
Paul Jarvis, the author of Company of One and creator of Fathom Analytics & WPComplete, joins me to talk about his new journey of publishing a “real” book. I mean, he’s published e-books before but surely this is *more* real because it’s printed on trees and he has an agent now — right? 🙂
In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Cory Miller from iThemes and jokes with him as being his most interviewed guest on the Matt Report. The big news for 2018 is that Cory’s business (IThemes) was recently purchased by Liquidweb. Matt and Cory talk about the climate around WordPress, how they are working for different hosting companies, and what the future holds for Cory and his team with Liquidweb. Cory remains the general manager for iThemes, a business that he created over ten years ago with WordPress themes, Backup Buddy, iThemes security and iTheme sync.
I’m not foolish enough to think that the entirety of WordPress’ growth is driven by our love for the software, but that we consultants are responsible for a sizeable portion of it. A portion that shouldn’t be ignored and one that should be welcome to the discussion more often.
We live in a world of monetized Jetpack.
Gone are the days where commercialized plugins were looked at under a watchful microscope, and leadership at Automattic felt that charging for plugins was, well, plain wrong. Today we’re seeing Jetpack as the revenue bridge between .org and .com offerings — and a very big bridge at that.
I’m excited to release this interview with Jason Calacanis during the launch of his new book, Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.
I’ve been a super fan of Jason since coming across his show This week in Startups when he produced it on set with black curtain backdrops and large wooden dining room tables. A lot of people give GaryVee credit for the foresight of thinking like a media company — but Jason got to it first.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the growing team at Pagely.
Starting today, for the first time in ten years, I have to report to someone — this guy. While the decision wasn’t easy at first, the more I talked to Sean about this role, the more I opened up to the idea of this new challenge. After all, some of the best chapters in life come from the biggest changes we make.
Let’s get the big heavy questions out of the way first: What’s up with this podcast? What about Conductor? The studio, and so on? Future content?