Your Partners Aren’t Half as Difficult as Stock Analysts

A new study by two professors at the University of Washington forces one to conclude that the short-term fixation on quarterly earnings among CEO’s and CFO’s of public companies is perhaps worse than imagined.  They interviewed 400+ such people and...

We’re Outsourcing IT, Now About Those Associates…

Law Technology News has published its first annual technology awards (for both products and people) and the IT Director of the Year trophy goes to Craig Courter of Baker & McKenzie. Among other things, Courter set up IT support and development centers in Manila...

Las Vegas and “Non-Obvious” Pattern Recognition

Is your firm facing a gnarly IT issue?  Such as securing client extranets, authenticating (virtual and real) visitors to privileged document repositories or firm financial and competitive information? Chances are that ways of dealing with the challenge...

The Envelope, Please…

The American Lawyer has published its "Corporate Scorecard 2003" ranking the top firms in a broad range of transactional categories from IPO’s (you guessed it—dead) to bankruptcy (also counter-intuitively quiet) to municipal bond issuance...

Black Swans

This blog is apolitical (and there is zero likelihood of that changing if for no other reason than that the competition in that "blog-space" is murderous), but this Op-Ed about "category errors" in the way the 9/11 commission is proceeding holds...

Second Class Treatment?

Monica Bay, the incomparable editor of my favorite new publication, Law Firm Inc., leads off this month with a call for firms to start identifying their senior business-side managers (Executive Directors, COO’s, et al.) on the firms’ websites.  One...
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