Great article describes how Automattic handles most of the managerial routines, and keep things running:

The great irony in this, of course, is Mullenweg himself.

In the jazz ensemble, Mullenweg’s notes overrode everything. “I’m married to WordPress,” he told me.

All the high-stakes decisions for all three organisations were made by him - and often low-stakes ones as well.

Employees jokingly referred to the following common occurrence as “Matt bombing,”