I spent a year working at WordPress.com to learn their secrets. Surprisingly they were happy about this: They granted permission, before I was hired, to write a book about my experience. That book, called "The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and The Future of Work," launches today. It follows my amazing year as one of the first managers in the history of Automattic, the company that runs WordPress.com. It's a fascinating story for anyone who reads anything online, as nearly 20 percent of the Web runs on WordPress software, including PandoDaily. PD was kind enough to let me share some of the insights from the book with you.