Our New Book, “Tomorrowland,” Now Published

It’s our great pleasure—you can take this to the bank, as they say—to let you know we have just published our latest book, Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon. It’s the third book from Adam Smith, Esq., following Growth Is Dead: Now What? (2013)...

Antonio Leal Holguin Joins Adam Smith, Esq.

With great pleasure, we’d like to officially welcome Antonio Leal Holguin to the Adam Smith, Esq. team. Antonio is a Director of Adam Smith, Esq. based in Bogotá, Colombia.  He’s a lawyer and law firm consultant with prior experience working in the...

The Original Firm Culture

What do you think this describes? “a set of basic tacit assumptions about how the world is and ought to be that is shared by a set of people and determines their perceptions, thoughts, feelings and, to some degree, their overt behavior.” If you guessed...

The Client Seat (Coda #2)

Over a year ago, I thought I had put “The Client Seat” series here on Adam Smith, Esq., to bed. But many are the mysterious ways of law firms, and I learned this week I need to report a Coda #2. I have now learned I should never rule out a potential future...

Observations from All Over

It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices [checks and balances] should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be...
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