Joy Inc by Richard Sheridan

Menlo Innovations is a software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan whose style is completely different than anything I’ve ever seen. They are super focused on their products, their product and their customers. This book tells about the unique culture of Menlo. We throw around the word “culture” a lot – but in this case Menlo’s culture is embedded down to the index cards they use.

This book’s focus is about joy – about doing productive, meaningful work. It’s not a ping-pong table, nap pod type of story – it’s about old fashioned, disciplined, focused work.

It’s a tremendous read and it’s made think of areas of our company that we could incorporate the Menlo way into. I think you will enjoy it. Thank you to my colleague Johan for recommending it. Hopefully we can tour Menlo sometime.


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