The Value of Human Capital in the increasingly technology-dependent legal industry

The more things change, in some way, the more things seem to stay the same. One of the constants in my ongoing education as a marketer in the legal industry is the sage advice of Ed Poll's LawBizBlog. A recent post of Ed's tackles the perennial subject of technology's impact on labor markets. Specifically, as … Continue reading The Value of Human Capital in the increasingly technology-dependent legal industry

How to create the Ultimate Mission Statement for your business (or jazz up your existing one)

Mission statements are like press releases—there are established writing conventions that apply. If you don't nail the format just right, it will stick out like a sore thumb, and all your hard work will be for naught.* Whether you are CEO or president, in marketing, or were drafted to your company's official Mission Statement Committee, … Continue reading How to create the Ultimate Mission Statement for your business (or jazz up your existing one)

Lessons learned from the Navy SEALs on what “resilience” really means for the built environment

A short while back, I had a chance to meet an extraordinary young man named Brandon Andrews. As he was transitioning out of the Navy SEALs, he launched a new company called Trident CM LLC, with the brilliant idea to recruit former SEALs to provide construction quality management on DOD projects. In the built environment, … Continue reading Lessons learned from the Navy SEALs on what “resilience” really means for the built environment

What is the best business model for consultants in 2015?

The folks at Source for Consulting have been publishing insight on the consulting industry since 2007. Unlike a lot of firms that focus on the industry, Source for Consulting insists on a global perspective. Fiona Czerniawska, co-founder of Source for Consulting, discusses research on business models in a recent post: Our research last year suggested … Continue reading What is the best business model for consultants in 2015?

Hipsters passing the bar may lead to uptick in “artisanal lawyering”

So this is satire, just to be clear... John Frank Weaver, writing for the always hilarious McSweeney's, offers a wonderfully hand-crafted glimpse into the imaginary life of an Artisanal Attorney. Weaver opens his piece with the question, "Are you tired of large corporate law firms making the same cookie cutter litigation?" (I know that I … Continue reading Hipsters passing the bar may lead to uptick in “artisanal lawyering”