GA 070 | Menlo Innovations with Richard Sheridan

By Jessica Bush Updated on July 30th, 2021

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Today’s podcast is based on one of our Gemba Live! episodes, featuring fascinating lean company Menlo Innovations. CEO Richard Sheridan explains how Menlo came to be and how their unique approach to software development has made them successful.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • An introduction to Menlo Innovations (2:35)
  • All about the typical nature of the software industry (4:03)
  • Why you won’t hear a phone ring at Menlo (9:45)
  • Why the Menlo approach can work for large organizations too (10:42)
  • The origins of the babies and dogs policy at Menlo (13:29)

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What Do You Think?

What is your initial reaction to Menlo’s approach to office culture?

  1. Karsten Speckmann

    August 10, 2015 - 11:04 am

    A so neatly structured podcast, I loved it.
    Thank you Richard and Ron for sharing! I appreciate your description how organizations should be between “The land where nothing gets done” and that “Land where nothing ever gets started” – I think I might have lived in both…

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