Who’s in Your Competitive Set?

We often ask law firms, “Who’s your competition?”  The single most frequent response we get is, “Well, no one, really.” This is delusion on stilts. Every business, I would venture to extend that to any human organization, has competition,... read more +

Who’s in Your Competitive Set?

We often ask law firms, "Who's your competition?"  The single most frequent response we get is, "Well, no one, really." This is delusion on stilts. Every business, I would venture to extend that to any human organization, has competition, and it has nothing to do with...

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It’s [Not] The Economy, Stupid

It can be easy to remember the past Golden Era for BigLaw: Say, the decade preceding the 2008 Great Financial Meltdown.  And you would not be wrong to recall it that way.  No indulgence in nostalgia is required; that decade constituted an unheard-of run of economic...

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Summer Reading List

In the spirit of reader service, for those of you who might find the summer season has graced you with a bit more leisure time than usual, and on the  hunt for a good book, your editor (that would be me) will list and briefly describe what I have been or am reading...

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Analytics is Hard: That’s the Good News

Michael Lewis’ 2004 bestseller, Moneyball, subsequently made into a movie in 2011, has entered the vernacular.  We have Moneyball for government, Moneyball for writing (and awarding) grant proposals, and, yes, Moneyball for lawyers.  And its basic premise is hard to...

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Which War for Talent?

“Failure to attract and retain top talent” was the number-one issue in the Conference Board’s 2016 survey of global CEOs—before economic growth and competitive intensity. In more complex jobs, this will continue to be true as baby boomers (and their long experience)...

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