GE vs Amazon Take 2

A brief follow-on to the earlier column on Amazon, GE, and Whole Foods. The typically worthwhile Greg Ip, writing in The Wall Street Journal on “The Economy Needs Amazons, but it Mostly Has GEs“, gives us the following chart: The point? For 20+ years,...

Lessons from Amazon/Whole Foods

Jeff Immelt’s stepping down as head of GE after 16 years was the odds-on favorite to be the big business story of the week until of course the Amazon/Whole Foods acquisition sucked all the oxygen out of the building. Any lessons in here for Law Land? Bear with...

Letter from Prague

Returning from nearly a full week in Prague–delivering the keynote at the second annual 2017 Innovation Legal Services Forum and meeting with firms there–a few reflections. A very few cities in the world are truly global centers: You can count them on the...

“ILSF 2017″ in Prague

We’re in Prague for most of this week meeting with some firms and delivering the keynote at Ecoomia.cz’s annual Innovative Legal Services Forum. Thanks to our lead host, Jaroslav Kramer. The leading Czech business newspaper was kind enough to print an article about us...

Letter from London

One may fervently hope that regular readers have come to expect certain recurring customs here at Adam Smith, Esq., and today we honor that expectation with our usual “Letter from _____,” when we’ve just returned from a significant trip and have some...

“Disagree and Commit”

Are you, like me, beginning to feel sorry for the traditional retail industry? Lately, the litany of bad-news stories has become relentless. (Yes, I just wrote about this from a different angle; today I have a different theme.) The latest synchrony of doom and gloom...
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