Joy to the World: Finding the Joy in Business and Life

January 30, 2021

Happy 2021! Let’s talk about increasing joy in the workplace, with Richard Sheridan.

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations

From richardsheridan.com:

Menlo Innovations CEO Richard Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought: things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. Why couldn’t a workplace be filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity, and productivity?

Ultimately, Rich co-founded Menlo Innovations in 2001 to end human suffering in the workplace. Menlo’s unique approach to custom software creation is so surprisingly different that 3,000 people a year travel from around the world just to see how they do it.

Rich’s passion for creating joyful work environments led to his bestselling and widely celebrated book, Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love. His second book, Chief Joy Officer, continues to prove that a positive and engaging leadership style is actually good for business.


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2 comments on “Joy to the World: Finding the Joy in Business and Life

  1. Robert Felty Feb 5, 2021

    Great interview Cesar! I really liked apart about the “hero culture”. I have experienced that at some companies, and it is a terrible work environment. I do think that many of these problems are US-centric. I have worked both in the USA and in Germany, and in Germany it is quite common for people to take 2-4 weeks vacation in which they don’t check email (myself included).

    • Cesar Abeid Feb 5, 2021

      Howdy Robert! Thanks for listening! I’m from Brazil and folks overwork there too, but yes, I think they are better at taking time off and disconnecting when they do.