There are a few things that I’ve come to believe from my time here at Menlo Innovations. First and foremost, paired programming has exposed me to the phenomenon of cooperation and close human interaction as the primary medium of …[Read more]
I am not talking about Menlo Innovations, I’m talking about the United States.
I am often a guest lecturer at Universities around the country and when I get in front of computer science students, I ask them a simple question: …[Read more]
We were honored this month by Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces as one of their 2011 Top Small Company Workplaces*. We have been a finalist for this award several times, but never a winner. Until now. This recognition is very …[Read more]
I watched the Steve Jobs keynote yesterday when he introduced the iPad 2. I can’t help but to reflect on my own career in software development.
I first laid hands on a computer in 1971, when I was 13 years …[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]
Dan H., one of the “silverbacks” on our team, made an interesting observation the other day. He said, “You know, Rich. I’ve worked a long time and in a lot of places, but I’ve never worked in a place that …[Read more]
In the world of private pilots the phrase “Box Canyon” has a special and dangerous meaning. Pilots unfamiliar with local terrain may be enticed to fly into a canyon to which there is no outlet. They find out too late …[Read more]
Of all the things that make Menlo Innovations special, our High-Tech Anthropology® practice probably falls into the category of “most special.” It is our High-Tech Anthropologists® who first coined the mission “to end human suffering in the world as it …[Read more]
was not choosing Menlo Innovations to do our software design and development.”
– a former prospect having coffee with me the other day.
This is a common theme and there is no joy, no schadenfreude when I hear this. …[Read more]