Build Back Better: How to Learn from Coronatide

A premise of our “Build Back Better” focus du jour (actually, du l’annee) is that we’ve already drastically changed many things about how we conventionally worked, so we can change more. McKinsey has also been thinking (and writing) about this... read more +

On Distributed vs. Authoritarian Systems

At times, and now is emphatically one, when America is challenged we seem to take forever to get up off our haunches and begin the process of trying to wrest back control of the chaos and turn back the threat.   Our response is spastic, uncoordinated, at cross...

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How’s Your Business Continuity Plan?

You do have one, right? In just the past few days, we've heard a few firms volunteer that (a) clients are inquiring about their business continuity plans; (b) they're dusting their plan off; (c.i.) they're making sure they have one (or [c.ii.] creating it on the fly);...

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Who’s in Charge Here?

Legal Business's retrospective on the 2010s ("The Vision Thing")  opens thus: The last decade emerged with the shockwaves of the banking crisis still making themselves felt on the profession. Having just made a series of job cuts in major markets the like of which had...

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Federalist #65

Friday, March 7, 1788 A. Hamilton To the People of the State of New York: [...] A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction...

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