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...

“A Curmudgeon’s Guide to the Law” by Mark Herrmann

Mark Herrmann, a partner in Jones Day’s Cleveland office (and, notably, a Princeton grad), has published "The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law" (ABA Publishing: 2006), a copy of which he sent me, inscribed "To the Managing...
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