Is Lit Support Stronger in the US Than in the UK?

If a University of California study is to be believed, 800MB of electronic data is generated every year for every man, woman, and child on the planet. (And some of us are responsible for more than others.)  Be that as it may, this Legal Week article is a nice...

Should You Be Holding a Monthly Press Conference?

A recurrent theme in the managerial literature surrounds the pitfalls and difficulties encountered when a line manager moves up to a "CXO" level position and must simultaneously shed the comfortable involvement with the day-to-day "transactional"...

SOX & Knee-Capping Our Comparative Advantage

I rarely if ever will use this blog for editorial purposes, but as a securities lawyer who chose that practice specialty primarily out of my (economist’s) immense respect for the United States’ capital markets—an area where we have a comparative...

Is Your CFO Like a 747 Pilot?

All of us have peeked inside the cockpit of big, modern, commercial aircraft and, if you’re at all like me, you see every available square inch covered with dials, knobs, toggle-switches, and warning lights, and you wonder how on earth the pilot keeps track of...

Life (and Death?) of a Salesman

The marketing function at major firms has now received acceptance, albeit grudgingly at first.  Even advertising—tasteful black and white quarter-pages in The Wall Street Journal—is becoming more commonplace. But salespeople?!  For a certain...
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