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 +

“ILSF 2017″ in Prague

We’re in Prague for most of this week meeting with some firms and delivering the keynote at Ecoomia.cz’s annual Innovative Legal Services Forum. Thanks to our lead host, Jaroslav Kramer. The leading Czech business newspaper was kind enough to print an article about us... read more +

Letter from London

One may fervently hope that regular readers have come to expect certain recurring customs here at Adam Smith, Esq., and today we honor that expectation with our usual “Letter from _____,” when we’ve just returned from a significant trip and have some... read more +

“Disagree and Commit”

Are you, like me, beginning to feel sorry for the traditional retail industry? Lately, the litany of bad-news stories has become relentless. (Yes, I just wrote about this from a different angle; today I have a different theme.) The latest synchrony of doom and gloom... read more +

London Launch Event for Tomorrowland

The agenda for the launch event of Tomorrowland in the UK is shaping up—it will be the morning of Thursday 27th April in London—and although registration is alas closed (the venue reached capacity), I wanted to share a few of the particulars with you. Riverview Law... read more +

The Myth of Yesterday

Rarely do I snag anything from The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal as an entree into an essay on Adam Smith, Esq. (not because there’s anything the least wrong with them, but because I figure you’ve probably already seen it), but rules are made... read more +

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