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...

Do the Management Gurus Have Clothes?

The relentless onslaught of business and management books often feels (to me, at least) like standing at the bottom of the sluiceways of the Grand Coulee Dam.  Fortunately, all but a tiny slice of the dead-tree armada is utterly inconsequential.  Of the...
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