Casualties of Discounting

Permit me to paraphrase, and hopefully not mutilate, the lead from a recent article on strategy + business, the Booz & Co. (nee Booz Allen & Hamilton) online magazine: It’s a tough world ….  New technologies … have permanently changed the [law firm...

Growth is Dead: Part 10-Clients

In Part 8 in this series, we talked about “Now What?” in terms of three particular approaches you could take that were all, essentially, inward-focused and things you can pretty much control inside the firm’s four walls: acknowledge you have...

Growth is Dead: Part 8-Now What?

If you’ve traveled this far in this series, you may be wondering what I think you actually ought to do. Recognizing that diagnosis is eaiser than prescription, the remaininig installments—starting with this one—will try to address that. One other caveat: Not all...

Allen & Overy’s Annual Review: Compared to Yours?

From Allen & Overy’s 2011 Annual Review, which I happened to pick up in a visit to one of their offices last week, come some thoughtful essays you wouldn’t expect to find were it the usual firm’s “higher, faster, bigger, stronger, better,...

Invitation to Take Law Firm Business Practices Survey

Adam Smith, Esq. and David Freeman Consulting Group are teaming up to conduct a unique survey of the legal profession’s business practices that you might find extremely valuable. If you’re reading Adam Smith, Esq., we don’t need to tell you that law...

Business Strategy & Client Development Seminar in Sao Paulo

Attentive readers will know that I’m in Sao Paulo this week, where the talk of the town (well, at least the talk of The Bar) is this story which was reported yesterday morning in The Latin Lawyer: Any affiliations between international and Brazilian law firms...
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