Metrics That Might Matter #1: Against Revenue

This is the first part in a series I will audaciously and perhaps misguidedly and at the risk of over-promising call “Metrics that might matter.” It’s prompted, as many new creative efforts in human life, by frustration with the status quo. Our...

Note to Readers

Some of you may have perceived a drop-off in the frequency with which I publish columns late this spring and early summer; your intuition would be correct. Don’t worry! I have not gone to the Hamptons (I’m not a Hamptons kind of guy) or anywhere else, for...

What is the “Global 100″ Telling Us?

With the release a bit earlier this month of Legal Business’s annual “Global 100,” we have more data to scrutinize, should we care to. I’ll give you the highlights of the numbers here but even the most innumerate among us could not exactly...

Happy 4th! (Even to George III)

With the world seemingly departing from the familiar for parts unknown almost anywhere one looks these days (the Middle East’s evidently insatiable crescendo of chaos, Brexit, the paranormal US election, even staid central bankers exploring the world of negative...

Brexit: Deep Breath

No, I didn’t see that coming either. But since the preferences of elite opinion-makers seem to be taking it on the chin around the world, perhaps we shouldn’t have been so surprised. From the perhaps insulated vantage-point of a country where EU membership...

Financial Centers Can Shift

Some time ago In my online travels, I came across “Delancey Place,” a marvelous site that gives new meaning to the word “eclectic.” Delancey Place describes its mission as follows: Delanceyplace.com is a brief daily email with an excerpt or...
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