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July 01, 2010

A Well Trained Lawyer ...

I really love this quote, as it goes to the heart of the value (vs. time) of what lawyers provide:
"A well-trained man knows how to answer questions; an educated man knows what questions are worth asking."
-- E. Digby Baltzell (1955)
Hat tip: Kevin Kelly

August 26, 2009

Focus Wins

From Seth Godin:
When you have someone who is willing to accomplish A without worrying about B and C, they will almost always defeat you in accomplishing A.

May 04, 2009

100 Tweets: Thinking About Law Practice in 140 Characters or Less.

I really like Twitter.  For those who follow me, you know that I try to share lots of legal-themed tips, thoughts and ideas.  In fact, most of my Ten Rules posts started out on Twitter -- where I'll test 15-25 "rules" to see which ones work best before picking the ten favorites.

However, there's lots of stuff that lives on Twitter now that used to live here on the blog.  And since I don't expect everyone reading this to follow me there (or go back and read through my 2000+ Twitter messages), I decided to compile a "Best Of" list of my favorite tweets. 

So, here (in .pdf form) is a little e-book I've titled: 
100 Tweets: Thinking about Law Practice in 140 Characters or Less.  It contains my favorite 100 tweets, in no particular order, and should give you a sense of what I share on Twitter that you don't always see here.

If you enjoy it, and would like to follow me on Twitter, I'll see you there.

January 20, 2008

An Interview with Me

Just in case you're interested, here's a link to an interview I did about innovation, law practice and becoming a former lawyer.  It's here if you'd like a listen:

September 26, 2007

The Five Most Dangerous Words in Business

The five most dangerous words in business, according to Warren Buffett, are:
Everybody else is doing it.

July 06, 2007

Power "Marketing" Tip from Dale Carnegie

Bert Decker reminded me of this fantastic quote from the great Dale Carnegie that I had to share:
You will win more friends in the next two months developing a sincere interest in two people than you will ever win in the next two years trying to get two people interested in you.

May 11, 2007

Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn

From William Glasser:
We Learn:
10% of what we READ

20% of what we HEAR

30% of what we SEE

50% of what we SEE and HEAR

70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS


95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE

May 20, 2006

Know What You Don't Know

Ben Folds, from the song “Bastard” on Songs for Silverman:

“Why you got to act like you know when you don’t know?”

How many of us are afraid to admit to a client that we, “just don’t know” the answer?  Ben Folds would suggest:

 “It’s OK if you don’t know everything.” 

It really is.  Next time you don’t know, say you don’t know.  Your clients may appreciate your candor.

May 17, 2006

Quote of the Day

From the book The Radical EdgeTo be successful, you must do "what you love in the service of the people you love, who in turn, love what you do for them."


May 09, 2006

Quote of the Week.

“You can play a shoestring if you’re sincere.”  – John-Coltrane

(from this amazing list of Jazz Quotes at Presentation Zen)