Who’s Your Chief Innovation Officer?

Ten years ago (five?) the role of “Chief Innovation Officer” was almost unheard-of.  Now hardly a week goes by without a firm announcing the appointment of so-and-so to that role and title. But what exactly Is a “CINO” and where do (where... read more +

Maroons & Grays: Part 3

Let's open this third and final installment with the #1 question we're most frequently asked about this model: Can one firm excel at being both a Maroon and a Gray? No. Or in the very best of circumstances, it's extremely hard to do and it's usually done not well. In...

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Maroons & Grays: Part 2

At the end of installment #1, we promised you we'd discuss what happens if you apply Porter's famous "five forces" to the Maroons and the Grays.  Shall we? Insight from Porter’s “Five Forces” In 1979, Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter published his...

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Introducing the Maroons & the Grays: Part 1

We have never subscribed to the belief that law firms operate in a fundamentally undifferentiated industry—that each law firm competes with every other law firm—and that given the magic alignment of expertise, cost, and personal rapport, clients’ choice of law firms...

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Is Software Going to Eat Your World?

Eight years ago, Marc Andreessen wrote that "software is eating the world."  Notably, he wasn't specific about what geographies it had already consumed and where it was going next. Today I'd like to suggest that whether this software feast is going to be good for you...

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