You Would Think Stanford, Of All Places, Could Get ERP Right

As an alum of its law school, Stanford’s extraordinary difficulties moving from a 20+-year old mainframe system to Oracle and PeopleSoft, as recounted in this Baseline article, give me great pain. Admittedly, Stanford was trying to take products that live and...

Giving New Meaning to 24/7

I for one am surprised this hasn’t happened sooner, but outsourcing administrative and staff functions—if not yet paralegal and even attorney functions—just got a high-visibility boost from the entry of Hildebrandt consulting into the sector. ...

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...

Once the Trains Are Running On Time, Then What?

Does your finance department contribute strategic direction to your firm’s business?  Or are you satisfied if they just have accounts-receivable buttoned-down? According to this survey by Accenture, 79% of executives polled viewed "strategic financial...

The Innovator’s Dilemma

Booz-Allen’s Strategy + Business might appear an odd source for counsel on law firm management, but sometimes it helps to do a little mental stretching and try to imagine how concepts developed around consumer packaged goods, apparel, and healthcare, might apply...
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