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...

The Myth of Yesterday

Rarely do I snag anything from The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal as an entree into an essay on Adam Smith, Esq. (not because there’s anything the least wrong with them, but because I figure you’ve probably already seen it), but rules are made...

London Launch Event for “Tomorrowland:” Can you come?

You are warmly invited to attend the City of London launch event for our third and latest book, the just-published Tomorrowland: Scenarios for law firms beyond the horizon. Thursday 27 April 8:30 am In the heart of the City of London (venue to be finalized) We hope...

AI in Law: Never? Some day? Now?

Well, it was comfortable while it lasted. I’m referring to the widespread attitude towards artificial intelligence in law, to the effect that we don’t have to do anything about it yet because the technology has yet to prove itself. Some day, maybe, and...

A “Premortem:” To Head Off the Post-

The Premortem “The premortem is a great idea. I mentioned it at Davos and the chairman of a large corporation said it was worth coming to Davos for. The beauty of the premortem is that it is very easy to do. My guess is that, in general, doing a premortem on a plan...
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