Two Books

Today we’re talking about books. Specifically, Robert Frank’s The Darwin Economy and David Rose’s The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior.  I believe the first–far better known–is a failure and the second–while too drily...

Jim Collins’ “How the Mighty Fall”

Jim Collins, author of the perennial business best-sellers Good to Great and Built to Last is back, and in this outing he presents what sounds like the most timely How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In. I must note that I count myself a big fan of...

What I’m Reading

From time to time, people ask me what I’m reading when trying to figure out what is going on in the economy these days. A glib response might be, "anything I can get my hands on," but the question deserves a more thoughtful response, so herewith a book...

Richard Susskind’s “The End of Lawyers?”

Ten years after publishing The Future of Law, Richard Susskind is back with what in many ways is an extended sequel, The End of Lawyers? If you don’t know Richard (disclosure: I do, and consider him a friend), it’s high time. From the dust jacket:...

The History of Allen & Overy: 1930 – 1971

A couple of weeks ago, the two volume history of the firm of Allen & Overy arrived FedEx from Europe.  I had just recently learned that the books existed, and the firm was kind enough to send me them when I expressed interest.  When they arrived, they...
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