Lessons from Amazon/Whole Foods

Jeff Immelt’s stepping down as head of GE after 16 years was the odds-on favorite to be the big business story of the week until of course the Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition sucked all the oxygen out of the building. Any lessons in here for Law Land? Bear with...

Is What We Do Really So Hard?

Much chatter lately has been devoted to, “Whither Uber?” Is its famous unicorn valuation justified and defensible? If it can’t, or shouldn’t, continue to give its middle finger to regulatory authorities on every major continent, will its growth...

Happy Birthday, Adam Smith!

Adam Smith’s 294th birthday. An alternate calendar convention puts his birthday on June 16, 1723; the difference has to do with whether you do (June 16) or do not (June 5) adjust his birthday to reconcile it with the adoption of the Gregorian (Continental)...

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...

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,”...
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