The Innovator’s Dilemma

Booz-Allen’s Strategy + Business might appear an odd source for counsel on law firm management, but sometimes it helps to do a little mental stretching and try to imagine how concepts developed around consumer packaged goods, apparel, and healthcare, might apply... read more +

Secretaries Live in Word, Lawyers Live in Outlook

Thinking of building or updating your firm’s on-line "portal?" Can we start by just defining our terms?  What is a "portal," after all, and what strategic objectives is your firm trying to achieve? According to this article in Legal IT,... read more +

Google’s IPO and The Law of Unintended Consequences

OK, so this really doesn’t have anything to do with the economics or management of law firms. Still, Barron’s has a wonderfully contrarian editorial about the pending Google IPO, pointing out among other things that under the Corrupt Bad Old Frank... read more +

Corrupt CFOs Thrive in Small Town America

Improbable trivia quiz:  What do Adelphia, Tyco, and Worldcom have in common? Being headquartered in very very small towns:  Respectively, Coudersport, PA (pop: 5,390), Portsmouth, NH (pop: 21,000) and Clinton, Miss. (pop: 25,000). And according to no less a... read more +

Rorschach Test on the Mommy Track

The Wall Street Journal front-paged a story today about the barriers women face in attempting to return to the workforce after having taken time off to be with their kids. Horror stories abound:  A woman who last was a prosecutor with the Manhattan DA’s... read more +

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