Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?

Perhaps. That’s the warning from Soren Kaplan, writing for Inc. on the upcoming disruption about to rock the world of business and management consultants everywhere. In an article titled, “The Business Consulting Industry Is Booming, and It’s About to Be Disrupted,” Kaplan states: Continue reading “Is the Consulting industry about to go the route of video rental stores and the Dodo?”

Breaking down the pricing (and potential risks) of Tesla’s new solar roof system

Inhabitat’s Kristine Lofgren reports that the order form and website for Tesla’s new solar roofing system is now live. In a previous article, Inhabitat had the following to say:

The seamless look of the new technology is thanks to “integrated front skirts and no visible mounting hardware” according to Tesla’s website. Electrek said these features come from Zep Solar, a mounting equipment company SolarCity acquired before Tesla’s acquisition. Zep Solar engineers designed the rail-less system Solar City employed to slash solar installation times in half.

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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”

Number of Billable Hours is a poor metric for employee performance

Since first reading Alan Weiss’ in-depth writings on the subject of value-based fees, I have become a strong proponent of the concept. Several years ago, I introduced a methodology for establishing value-based pricing for construction defect expert consulting services that has been successfully implemented on over a hundred engagements and led to significantly increased profit … Continue reading Number of Billable Hours is a poor metric for employee performance

What You Need to Know About the “New Normal” of the Legal Economy

Originally known as Animators at Law, A2L Consulting has been innovating the practice of demonstrative trial exhibits since 1995. At the company’s very informative and well-read blog, founder Ken Lopez has been writing recently about how his firm has adapted their business model to meet the needs of the marketplace — including the adoption of … Continue reading What You Need to Know About the “New Normal” of the Legal Economy

Take Care of Your Clients, Or Someone Else Will

Although much of what I have written about here is focused on growing business, that doesn’t mean that customer/client service is somehow less important or relevant. In fact, good customer/client service is essential to growth. As many people know, word of mouth marketing can be very powerful. Referrals and unsolicited testimonials have perhaps the greatest … Continue reading Take Care of Your Clients, Or Someone Else Will

The Job of a Consultant is to Produce Content of Value

The product that consultants and other professional service providers offer is essentially themselves. The most effective and efficient means of marketing professional services is through content marketing. By producing content of value, consistently, a consultant can engage with existing and prospective clients in a way that is mutually beneficial. What the Experts Say According to … Continue reading The Job of a Consultant is to Produce Content of Value

Death on a High Floor: Crime novel set in upper management of a huge law firm

I just purchased a new book for my Kindle: Death On A High Floor. Here is the official description: When the much-despised Marbury Marfan senior partner Simon Rafer turns up dead, with an ornate dagger buried between his shoulder blades, it comes as a surprise to no one. Simon was an abusive boss and had … Continue reading Death on a High Floor: Crime novel set in upper management of a huge law firm