The Business Value of Joy

About the episode

Join Michelle Roberts and her guest, Rich Sheridan, talk about how your business environment and purpose determine your business’s path. In this episode, Rich explains his formula for teamwork, humility in leadership, and how he will always remember Rochester, NY.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The value of “Joy” in a business
  • The connection between Storytelling and Leadership
  • Knowing the purpose of your business
  • What you get after all the hard work and dedication
  • How changing yourself influences the people around you

About Rich Sheridan: 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 the 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. Edison’s Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford’s recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration! Some call it agile; some call it lean.

Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards invite to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards, and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™.

You can find Rich Sheridan on:




Tours & Workshops: Learning The Menlo Way™:…

High-Tech Anthropology®: Balancing user and business goals to design solution:…

Keynotes & Talks: Sharing the lessons, spreading the JOY:…

Joy Inc, Book by Richard Sheridan:…