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Grit and a Growth Mindset

There seems to be a general lament among the elder generation of lawyers in regards to the quality of new law school graduates. Simultaneously, there is also a cacophony of complaints from recent law school graduates about the general state ...

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Deposition Tricks: The Dirty Dozen

Just saw this over at Overlawyered. (You read them right? They’re great.) “Deposition Tricks: The Dirty Dozen” by Neil Dilloff of DLA Piper. The following practice tips probably will be of the most use to younger litigators. To the more senior ...

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Tattoos, Technology, Tolerance and TMI

Interesting breakdown on Gen Y/Millennials found here, from The Jury Expert. Quick excerpt: Case themes a. Millennials led very structured and protected early lives. Themes of how investors/plaintiffs/trainees were not protected, trained or supported may resonate with them. Betrayal of ...

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Do Know Your Answers to These 3 Questions?

In a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review, Professor Clayton M. Christensen (The Innovator’s Dilemma) published a powerful article entitled, How Will You Measure Your Life? In it, Professor Christensen lays out how the strategies he teaches to Harvard Business student for ...

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The Top 5 Reasons Lawyers Fail

Here is the final excerpt from Dr. Robert Jeffery Sternberg’s book, In Search of the Human Mind, written in 1994. In it, Dr. Sternberg lists what he believes to be the twenty reasons why intelligent people fail. Now, regardless of ...

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Innovation: Ideas Having Sex

Reason.com has a great article focusing on innovation up that is adapted from Matt Ridley’s book, The Rational Optimist, entitled Ideas Having Sex. An excerpt: Innovators are in the business of sharing. It is the most important thing they do, ...

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Never Wait Until you are Ready

Steven Pressfield (author, Legend of Bagger Vance is probably his most famous) regularly writes about, well, writing. Being an accomplished author, he is entitled to do so. Mr. Pressfield recently put up an entry in regards to waiting until one is “ready” ...

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