The End of Leverage?

More so of late, but for some time, we’ve been harboring the suspicion that the glory days of the high-leverage model are over.  Could we be seeing the end of leverage? Of course, many management fads fashions tend to come and go, which is why we at Adam Smith, Esq.... read more +

Rooms With a View

Moving to new offices?  You might want to visit MIT first. The 1,000+ people in MIT’s computer science labs are moving from the WWII-era "NE43" building to the $285-million, 719,000 square-foot, Frank Gehry-designed "Stata Center." ... read more +

One Global Desktop? Never Happen

The former IT director of Herbert Smith, the large UK firm, evaluates the state of the art on the lawyer’s desktop, and finds it deeply unsatisfactory. I told you that "lawyers live in Outlook," and evidently that’s more true than most people... read more +

Once the Trains Are Running On Time, Then What?

Does your finance department contribute strategic direction to your firm’s business?  Or are you satisfied if they just have accounts-receivable buttoned-down? According to this survey by Accenture, 79% of executives polled viewed "strategic financial... read more +

Digital Document Discovery: Menace or Threat?

What are the pitfalls of document management in the digital age? Let me count the ways:   statutes (e.g., SOX) may tell you how long you have to retain documents (five years past an audit, e.g.), but if not you have to decide what your policy is; you can violate... read more +

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