“We love Menlo, but there’s no way we’re going to be able to get user feedback the way you do. It just won’t fly back at our company.” We hear this often from Menlo visitors. They learn about our process, …[Read more]
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]
Over the past several years, I’ve noticed a curious and predictable phenomena during our talks and tours. Inevitably, at the end, someone will approach me and hand me a business card.
“My son or daughter would love to work at …[Read more]
We typically describe the goal of our interview process as “Make your partner look as good as possible.” Because partners are often competing for the same position, this can be a hard concept to grasp for those who interview with …[Read more]
As I’ve mentioned before, I start Menlo tours explaining to visitors they have come to a place that has very intentionally focused its culture on “the business value of joy.” Most visitors now come to us to learn about our …[Read more]
One of the wonderfully intangible benefits of receiving awards, such as the Top Small Company Workplaces award we just received from Inc. Magazine, is that most of these awards have a great conference attached to them. This month’s Inc. Leadership …[Read more]
Wow. Ten years. We’ve been in business for ten years. As Vizzini (from The Princess Bride) would say, “Inconceivable!”
Yet, here we are, a little older and a lot wiser than when we first began. I’ve been here almost since …[Read more]
Sometimes during a tour, a visitor will comment, “Ooooh! You’ve been to Toyota!” So far I’ve never had the opportunity to visit Toyota, but it happens often enough that perhaps I should make time for a visit.
Invariably they are …[Read more]
DISCLAIMER: This is not a blog entry about the environment on Planet Earth.
The Declaration of Independence begins with these words: “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands …[Read more]