Monday, October 24, 2016

Final Lunch With DEV at MEMEX at Montana's - THANKS DEV!

I created a tradition at MEMEX when a software intern's last day was coming up, we took them to Montana's Restaurant and I MADE them wear the Montana horns.  I once told an intern that I would withhold their pay if they did NOT wear the horns - he put on the horns :-)

I knew that when I took my very talent Software and Hardware Development Group out to lunch, there was only one choice and I knew (heard from my son Tim who wore them as well :-)  that I would HAVE to wear the horns, which I enjoyed :-)

From left to right:  Mike, Terry, Gowtham. Jeremy, Ryan, me in horns, Tim, Brian, Doug and Anusha.  Not pictured is Ken who works remotely.

It is worth repeating parts of my press release because it is the TALENTED individuals above that made ALL of it a reality!

In his statement, Dave Edstrom said, "I came to MEMEX almost three years ago, as the CTO to run the Software and Hardware Development division, be an evangelist, and help MEMEX grow. I am extremely proud of what has been accomplished in that time period. At IMTS 2016 we introduced new industry leading products MERLIN Tempus, MERLIN Tempus Enterprise Edition, the MTC-One, Financial Overall Equipment Effectiveness, and MERLIN DNC. I believe these products will pay dividends for many, many years to come. With this strong array of new products, MEMEX will continue to extend its lead as the market innovator and the market leader in measuring manufacturing excellence. I want to be clear, while I am resigning from MEMEX as the CTO, I am not going to another company, and certainly not a competitor. I am quite lucky in that I can take an extended time off to travel, to see friends, relatives, and just kick back. I was very fortunate to have worked with the best development team in the industry at MEMEX and could not be more proud of their smart, creative, and hard work. I wish everyone at MEMEX the absolute best!"

Thanks DEV!

What Motivates Us To Work? TED Talk by Dan Ariely

A very talented software developer sent this to me.

I really enjoyed this very popular TED talk "What Motivates Us To Work?"

Below is the description from the TED talk:

"What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work."

I especially enjoyed the experiments,  the "Ikea Effect" and the Adam Smith vs. Karl Marx discussion.