Hello World! 👋

I’m Paolo Belcastro.

I am a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a photographer, a geek. I am also a big Totoro fan…

You can find me online as @p3ob7o


This is me

I was born in Genova, Italy. After Paris, NYC, and Geneva, I currently call Vienna home. I speak Italian, French, and English. I am learning German.

I studied Mathematics, Physics, and Photography before falling in love with the Web.

I am passionate about products, people, logistics, technology, travelling, food, space, trains, cities, and photography.

This is what I do

I build teams that build things for Automattic, focused on Jetpack and .blog

I work at the crossroads of Product and Operations. I believe firmly in radical candor and that there is no problem we can’t solve with a discussion.

Leading distributed teams since 1998, I firmly believe that remote work is the key to peaceful coexistence for 10 billion humans.


This is my most popular content

  • Personal Scalability

    Ever had a moment you felt you couldn’t scale? It happened to me about three months ago, in the middle of the summer, about three months in a new role.

  • System Resilience

    Little did I know towards the end of last year, while setting up a system to allow my professional growth, that it was going to become the lighthouse bringing me to safe harbor during the tempest.

  • Time Management

    I want to share the system that dramatically increased my well-being and productivity over the past two years. I want to be candid too, and completely honest: time management has never been my forte, and as long as I can remember, I tried to fit too much in each given day. As a result, I would inevitably fall into the trap of long nights and even longer weekends. me, I had to build it piece by piece, and this means that if I could do it, so can you!

This is the most recent stuff

  • Constraints Spark Creativity

    The Problem It was a long time ago; I was a student in Paris. It was September, the beginning of a new school year. I had a bit of leftover money from a summer job, and I bought a Super Nintendo. A SNES needs a TV, which neither my roommates nor I had. So my… Continue reading Constraints Spark Creativity

  • Time Management

    I want to share the system that dramatically increased my well-being and productivity over the past two years. I want to be candid too, and completely honest: time management has never been my forte, and as long as I can remember, I tried to fit too much in each given day. As a result, I would inevitably fall into the trap of long nights and even longer weekends. me, I had to build it piece by piece, and this means that if I could do it, so can you!

  • A man…

    A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. The Well of Ascension – Brandon Sanderson


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