Richard Hackman was a major influence in my life. I eagerly took his class as an undergraduate, and it rocked my world. His work has accompanied me throughout my life - I taught his theories in Cambodia to NGO staff and activists, and even brought his book Work Redesign with me on my honeymoon – my wife thought I was crazy to read about motivational tasks under a palm tree in Fiji, but it felt just right to me. As soon as I came back to Harvard as a graduate student, we reconnected, and had some wonderful conversations in his office on the 15th floor. Richard, you'll be greatly missed.