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From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science '80, MS Computer Engineering '82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one ... Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!
Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love by Richard Sheridan
This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Richard Sheridan. The original live interview was 3/20/15.
CEO and Chief Storyteller, Richard Sheridan, has recently written a book called Joy, Inc. about how he created a joyful culture at Menlo Innovations. Menlo is a software design and development company in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last year, 2,197 people came from around the world to visit Menlo. They made the trek not to learn about technology, but to witness a radically different approach to workplace culture — one intentionally designed to produce joy.
Joy, Inc. is for readers in any field who want tangible examples for a healthier, happier atmosphere at work—and the sustainable business results required for growth. Readers will come away with an inspirational blueprint for how to create a corporate culture centered on joy in their own workplace.
Menlo has gone on to win the Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight straight years and has earned five revenue awards from Inc. magazine. Rich spends the majority of his time sharing the Menlo Way through teaching classes, leading tours, speaking at conferences and mentoring entrepreneurs in the community and sharing joy!
His website is www.menloinnovations.com
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Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Nicolette Hahn Niman to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss the new book DEFENDING BEEF.
The NCAA Tournament has been fantastic on so many levels, but what really moves the meter among NBA fans is the question of who has been improving their draft stock. Coach Bobby Gonzalez, who turned the NCAA world on its head a couple times when coaching in the big dance, has been watching almost every game.
And when you get a guy likes Gonzo on the radio and start picking his brain, you learn an awful lot.
That is the case in this podcast from ESPN-New York 98.7 as Gonzo joined host Larry Hardesty and discussed everything from Notre Dame to New York, from Knicks draft prospects to Cinderella candidates for Week 2 of the NCAA Tourney. Enjoy.
Dwyane Wade leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring. His team has defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers twice during the regular season when the Cavs have traveled to Miami.
If there is one potential matchup that is going to make the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs interesting, it is Heat vs. Cavaliers. As the standings look now, a 2 vs. 7 matchup between the teams could take place. But Miami could still fall to No. 8 or rise to No. 6, and then the Eastern Conference first round will be a cure for insomnia.
That was only one of the topics of discussion this morning as I went on the air with Sid Rosenberg on 640-AM WFTL in Miami. We hit on Commissioner Adam Silver, the New York Knicks, the Atlanta Hawks and the tight Western Conference playoff race -- which is making folks on the Eastern seaboard nervous.
Give a listen for a quick trip around he NBA -- including a brief look back at last summer when I was the first journalist to report that LeBron James would be leaving the Miami Heat and joining the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Rudy Gobert had a coming out party for the NBA during the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge with 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the World Team.
The Utah Jazz eventually traded Enes Kanter at the deadline, which promoted Gobert into a full-time starting role. Since then, Gobert has averaged 10.5 points, 14.1 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 57 percent from the field.
Another big man who’s played well lately has been New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. He's on pace to become the fourth player in league history with a player efficiency rating above 31. Only Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and LeBron James have previously done so. If the Pelicans make the playoffs, don’t be surprised if he gets serious MVP consideration as Michael Scotto outlined in a previous column.
With that in mind, Scotto joined 1320 AM KFAN in Utah and hosts Kyle Gunther and Ben Anderson to discuss Gobert’s emergence, Anthony Davis’ realistic chances at the MVP award and the league’s top title contenders. We also looked back at the Deron Williams trade for the Brooklyn Nets.
The Chicago Bulls announced Derrick Rose had an MRI which showed a medial meniscus tear of the right knee that will require surgery. A timetable for Rose’s recovery will be given following his surgery.
That leaves Chicago with Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich as the current options at point guard.
Nate Robinson is an intriguing option for Chicago on the free agent market. Robinson played well for the Bulls during the 2013 playoffs where he averaged 16.3 points per game.
With that in mind, Michael Scotto of SheridanHoops.com joined Yahoo! Sports Radio and host Anthony Pepe to discuss the immediate future for Derrick Rose, whom the Chicago Bulls will target as a potential replacement and the future of coach Tom Thibodeau.
It is easy to declare the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Milwaukee Bucks the winners of trade deadline day, because both will be in the playoffs and both made exceptional moves.
But the team I have declared the bigest winner of all is the Philadelphia 76ers, because they were able to get their hands on the Top 5 protected pick that the Los Angels Lakers owed to the Phoenix Suns. It is never easy trading away a player as good as Michael Carter-Williams, who is the reigning Rookie of the Year. But having a chance to build a team that can be a powerhouse for a full decade is an opportunity not to be dismissed, and general manager Sam Hinkie has put his team in that position.
Not everyone agrees with me, and the patience of fans in Philadelphia is being tested.
Also, Hinkie is getting a lot of criticism for tanking the season, but if the rules give a team an incentive to tank, what is wrong with operating within the rules?
I debated the Sixers situation, the wisdom of it, and the chances of it succeeding, with Jody MacDonald and Josh Innes on WIP Radio in Philly. Enjoy.
On any given day, over 800 people in Montgomery County experience homelessness, and out of that number, nearly 200 are children. Every person who experiences homelessness has a unique story.
At Change Montgomery County, we strive to provide real solutions to end homelessness in the County by increasing awareness, enabling resources, and connecting people.
Ryan Miner, host of A Miner Detail brought to you by Change Montgomery County, will address how citizens of Montgomery County can help those experiencing homelessness. Ryan and his guests will discuss the 100,00 homes initiative, the recent point-in-time county, and local resources for safe living conditions.
Special guests include:
- George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council President
- Heather Sheridan, Director of Homeless Services with Maryland's Interagency Council of Homelessness
- Marta Bohorquez, a Montgomery County advocate for the homeless
- Y. Maria Martinez, CEO of Respira Medical
Join us this Wednesday, March 18 at 9:00 p.m. on the Change Montgomery County radio network for a new episode of A Miner Detail.
One of my good friends in the business is Jay Mariotti, who I first met when I was covering Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls as they were beginning their second three-peat.
He and I have both been first-hand witnesses to some of the most magical moments in basketball history, and as we come to the end of this work week and pause a moment to reflect on what we have just witnessed, a day that a lot of us will remember for a long, long time. The day that Decision II came down.
In the hour after LeBron announced his return to the Cavs on SI.com (Gee, you think he wanted to stick it to ESPN?), I joined Jay to talk about what this means for the Cavs, the Heat, and the rest of the NBA.
And since I broke the story on Wednesday, we talked a little about the journalism business.
Hope you enjoy the interview.
One thing you can be assured of when looking at the NBA's Eastern Conference: Everybody is impressed with the Atlanta Hawks and their 42-11 record.
Another thing you can be sure of: Nobody is shaking in their boots at the prospect of facing them in a playoff series.
Still, there is no queston the Hawks are going to be a tough out, and they will likely play the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the playoffs. Avoiding that matchup is one of the items in play over the remainder of the season as the Bulls and Cavaliers battle it out for first place in the Central Division.
I discused that pre-playoff dynamic, along with trade deadline possibilities, in this interview on the Gio and Jones morning show on CBS Sports Radio.