Hi there!

My name is Paolo Belcastro

I am a Product Gardener & Cat Herder

This is my home on the wires. You’ll find here a tight summary of who I am, and what I do. Should that not be enough to satisfy your curiosity, you can also check the blogphotos, and Morfternight, my weekly newsletter.


I build teams building products for Automattic‘s Jetpack and .blog

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

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


After Italy, France, the US, and Switzerland, I live in Austria.

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, traveling, food, space, trains, cities, and photography.


I have a passion for black & white street photography and for using cameras that leave me in full control of the output.

I also don’t like constraints, so I will occasionally experiment outside those boundaries.


Writing is a critical part of my thought process, I find it necessary to crystallize and clarify concepts.

Occasionally, I decide to publish something I wrote here on the blog as I love to start conversations with strangers.


I call it Morfternight, the newsletter that bridges time zones!

I talk about personal productivity, leadership, distributed work, technology, and anything that tickles my brain and could do the same to you.