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[AUDIO] Rich Sheridan on Storytelling

Menlo CEO and Chief Storyteller Rich Sheridan joined Karen Dietz to talk about storytelling for her Just Story It Podcast. Rich gives a little background into how storytelling became part of Menlo’s tradition and why he thinks storytelling has woven its …[Read more]

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Practical Joy

When visitors first hear of Menlo’s focus on joy, they find themselves confronted by what, at first, feels like an ethereal and fleeting concept within a business context.
Questions enter their mind:
Is joy practical?
Is it useful?
Is it …[Read more]

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Forget Business School: Why an Emotional Education is Indispensible

People often ask us how they can work at Menlo. Contrary to what many people believe, Menlo hires for emotional intelligence, just as much as skill set. Our High-Tech Anthropologists® succeed when they are empathetic and sympathetic to the end users …[Read more]

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On the Bookshelf: The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Check …[Read more]

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The Technical Interview is Dead (And No One Should Mourn)

Guilty as charged! Menlo Innovations does not use the technical interview. Our Extreme Interviewing process asks candidates to never work alone, and instead, to work as part of our team to determine if they are a good fit for us.
“That’s right: the entire …[Read more]

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Leaders Everywhere: A conversation with Gary Hamel

Every person in an organization deserves a chance to lead. Every week at Menlo, our project managers change up the pairs that work together so everyone has the opportunity to learn from each other and grow as leaders.
“The management …[Read more]

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Menlo at MakerFaire Detroit 2013

On July 27-28, Menlo and GameStart joined forces for Maker Faire Detroit. We taught young students how to program with Minecraft and Raspberry Pi. They were challenged with team-based 3D design, getting a taste for real-world programming in an exciting …[Read more]

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