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Richard Sheridan

CEO of Chief Storyteller, Co-Founder of Menlo Innovations & Author of "Joy, Inc."

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 Richard Sheridan Biography

"Joy, Inc." author Richard Sheridan is also the CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations.

Rich knew at 13 years old what he was going to do the rest of his career when he typed in a two-line program into a Teletype and the computer came back and typed back “HI RICH.” He was hooked. A year later, after having typed the entire Baseball Register into the computer, he won an international gaming contest for what would now be termed Fantasy Baseball. The amazing thing is that this all happened by 1972.

In 1973, Rich landed his first job as a programmer, creating the first email system at the Macomb Intermediate School District, a decade before the term email would even be close to a household word. He couldn’t believe people would pay him to do something he just loved to do as a hobby.

He went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and then followed that by earning his Master’s degree in computer engineering. After graduating, he worked his way through a number of Ann Arbor technology companies, ending up at Interface Systems. At the midpoint of his career rise, he wanted out. He no longer experienced the joy that had first drawn him to programming as a kid. His work life was filled with weekends away from family, disappointed colleagues and projects that were always in trouble.

After being promoted to VP of Software Development, Rich was inspired to pursue a lasting change in the organization and restore the joy he initially found in his job and industry. His investigation led him to different books, videos and methodologies that opened his eyes to a new approach for running his team. He was delighted to see lasting change within his team. By early 2001, however, the Internet bubble burst and Interface System’s new Silicon Valley parent company shuttered every remote office it had. The beautiful, high-flying experiment that Rich and his team had run was over. For the first time in a 33 technical career, Rich was without a job.

Rich knew that he had been on to something at Interface Systems. He had learned how to build a great team with a joyful culture. So he decided to do it again by starting his own company with three partners. On June 12, 2001 Menlo Innovations LLC was born. He and his partners decided that the company’s purpose would be to bring joy to the world through software, and to teach this method to others. Rich was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2003, sharing his “hire yourself” story with the world.

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!

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Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear

Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love

Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love

Speaking Topics
  • Build a Workplace People Love – Just Add Joy

    Create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy. Unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.

  • The Business Value of Joy

    Methodologies practiced The Menlo Way™ are both joyful and disciplined. This session includes a discussion of iterative and incremental development, estimation, planning, and work authorization as described in "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck and the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK).

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Richard Sheridan

CEO of Chief Storyteller, Co-Founder of Menlo Innovations & Author of "Joy, Inc."

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Richard Sheridan Biography

"Joy, Inc." author Richard Sheridan is also the CEO, Chief Storyteller and co-founder of Menlo Innovations.

Rich knew at 13 years old what he was going to do the rest of his career when he typed in a two-line program into a Teletype and the computer came back and typed back “HI RICH.” He was hooked. A year later, after having typed the entire Baseball Register into the computer, he won an international gaming contest for what would now be termed Fantasy Baseball. The amazing thing is that this all happened by 1972.

In 1973, Rich landed his first job as a programmer, creating the first email system at the Macomb Intermediate School District, a decade before the term email would even be close to a household word. He couldn’t believe people would pay him to do something he just loved to do as a hobby.

He went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Michigan and then followed that by earning his Master’s degree in computer engineering. After graduating, he worked his way through a number of Ann Arbor technology companies, ending up at Interface Systems. At the midpoint of his career rise, he wanted out. He no longer experienced the joy that had first drawn him to programming as a kid. His work life was filled with weekends away from family, disappointed colleagues and projects that were always in trouble.

After being promoted to VP of Software Development, Rich was inspired to pursue a lasting change in the organization and restore the joy he initially found in his job and industry. His investigation led him to different books, videos and methodologies that opened his eyes to a new approach for running his team. He was delighted to see lasting change within his team. By early 2001, however, the Internet bubble burst and Interface System’s new Silicon Valley parent company shuttered every remote office it had. The beautiful, high-flying experiment that Rich and his team had run was over. For the first time in a 33 technical career, Rich was without a job.

Rich knew that he had been on to something at Interface Systems. He had learned how to build a great team with a joyful culture. So he decided to do it again by starting his own company with three partners. On June 12, 2001 Menlo Innovations LLC was born. He and his partners decided that the company’s purpose would be to bring joy to the world through software, and to teach this method to others. Rich was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2003, sharing his “hire yourself” story with the world.

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!

Richard Sheridan Videos

  • A Tale of Two Cities...revisited: Richard Sheridan at TEDxDetroit 2013
  • Creativity in the Workplace - Full - Rich Sheridan - Michigan ...
  • Joy, Inc. | Rich Sheridan - YouTube

Richard Sheridan Books

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Richard Sheridan Speaking Topics

  • Build a Workplace People Love – Just Add Joy

    Create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy. Unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.

  • The Business Value of Joy

    Methodologies practiced The Menlo Way™ are both joyful and disciplined. This session includes a discussion of iterative and incremental development, estimation, planning, and work authorization as described in "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck and the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK).

FAQs on booking Richard Sheridan

  • How to book Richard Sheridan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Sheridan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Sheridan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Sheridan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Sheridan?

    Booking fees for Richard Sheridan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Sheridan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Sheridan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Sheridan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Sheridan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Sheridan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Sheridan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Sheridan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Sheridan for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Richard Sheridan generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Josh Linkner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Patrick Lencioni, Marshall Goldsmith and Gene Kim. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Sheridan for an upcoming event.

Richard Sheridan Speaker Videos

  • A Tale of Two Cities...revisited: Richard Sheridan at TEDxDetroit 2013
    Creativity in the Workplace - Full - Rich Sheridan - Michigan ...
  • Joy, Inc. | Rich Sheridan - YouTube

Richard Sheridan Speaking Topics

  • Build a Workplace People Love – Just Add Joy

    Create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy. Unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.

  • The Business Value of Joy

    Methodologies practiced The Menlo Way™ are both joyful and disciplined. This session includes a discussion of iterative and incremental development, estimation, planning, and work authorization as described in "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck and the "Project Management Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK).

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