GE vs Amazon Take 2

A brief follow-on to the earlier column on Amazon, GE, and Whole Foods. The typically worthwhile Greg Ip, writing in The Wall Street Journal on “The Economy Needs Amazons, but it Mostly Has GEs“, gives us the following chart: The point? For 20+ years,... read more +

Question of the Month

With this column we inaugurate a new and, we hope, long-running feature on Adam Smith, Esq.: A question of the month.  Questions will vary, widely we suspect, and we invite readers’ suggestions for suitable future questions.  We prefer them to be–and will... read more +

Tomorrowland Now Available as an Audiobook

With pleasure I can announce that Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon is now available as an audiobook on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. For those of you who might appreciate this format, it’s a little shy of a seven-hour “read,”... read more +

Letter from Prague

Returning from nearly a full week in Prague–delivering the keynote at the second annual 2017 Innovation Legal Services Forum and meeting with firms there–a few reflections. A very few cities in the world are truly global centers: You can count them on the... read more +

News From All Over

Belatedly, a quick look at an article published last week in the equivlent of the Czech “Financial Times,” which occupied the entire back page of the issue.  Hospodarske Noviny is a five day/week newspaper circulated widely among the Prague and Czech... read more +

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