Do You Have the Stomach (or Brain?) for an Internal Firm Blog?

Michael Schrage of CIO Magazine has a characteristically sane and clear-eyed column about the value—and the concomitant risk—of free-wheeling internal corporate blogs, and he apparently has the goods on some in-house Fortune 500 examples. What topics do...

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...

Michael Eisner or Michael Dell?

Law firms have the reputation of being—from an internal perspective—more "command and control" organizational environments than the typical corporation. Please, don’t get defensive:  What Fortune 500 has "classes" of...

Ask Sally: She’ll Know

First off, let me admit I feel a bit self-conscious ("self-referential" might be more apt) about this post, but I decided not to let that stop me from pointing out what I think could be a truly valuable wrinkle on the utility and purpose of...

Good Work is Its Own Reward. Not.

Do you know who your key clients are?  That is, the clients whose loss would seriously affect your firm’s economics?  I sincerely hope you do, and mine is not to preach the importantce of what I hope is a self-evident key "metric" for your...
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