Archives / October, 2008

East Coast Restaurant Reviews – Troquet and Sushi Yasuda

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about any recent dining experiences, but being on the east coast this week, I thought I’d give a couple of quick shout outs.  (Can one use the term "shout out" when referring to fine dining?  I’m going to try). Troquet (Boston) – Troquet is quaint and cute little…

Lawyers Having Fun While the World Craters

Alright, it is a bit melodramatic, but this is funny stuff.  My friend Sarah Reed of Lowenstein Sandler PC. has a sardonic sense of humor and guest posted on Brad’s blog about the ABC’s of everything falling apart.  Sick, but very, very funny.  Two of my favorites are letters N and P.  Here’s a teaser:…

Sign Of Southwest Airlines Losing Its Mojo?

I’ve always been a huge fan of Southwest Airlines.  Whether it was how they battled American Airline’s predatory pricing tactics in their early days to former CEO Herb Kelleher arm wrestling for the right to use a tag line, I’ve always found Southwest to be different than all other airlines.  They are what they are…

The Dyson Airblade Rocks

Today, at the LAX airport, I finally got to use a Dyson Airblade.  I had heard about them earlier and we even inquired whether or not we could pay to have one installed in our building, as our bathrooms waste more paper products than any I’ve ever seen.  That being said, I hadn’t truly understood…

Drumming and Rock Band

I spent some good quality time with Rock Band 2 this past weekend in between naps.  (Something about cold weather and traveling a lot has turned me into a 50 year old man, apparently).  This was my first time actually taking Rock Band "seriously."  Previously, I’d get together with folks and usually play bass or…

Law Firm 2.0 – Re-architecting the Law Firm –Compensation

It’s been a while, but continuing on my Law Firm 2.0 series and having discussed ways to more efficiently bill, keep associate retention issues better at bay and how to better deal with legacy cost structures, today’s topic is compensation. I’ve gotten a ton of comments on my blog and on various other online forums…

How Does The Market Craziness Affect Venture Capitalists and Startups?

Lately, I’m being asked this question several times a day.  Sometimes its from nervous entrepreneurs looking for funding, sometimes it’s from our investors wanting to know what I’m seeing and yesterday, from my father who is evidently worried that things are so bad that I might have to move back home and into his attic. …

Going Back To School

This past weekend, I went back to Ann Arbor, Mi to attend my 10th law school reunion.  Normally, I get hives when I’m around too many lawyers, but it was a fun event and reconnecting with old friends was pleasant.   There were three big takeaways from the weekend: 1.  Ten years out, it was surprising…

I Wish That I Had Invested In This Company

While at my 10 year Law School Reunion this weekend, I happened up a truck parked alongside the University of Michigan Student Union: This is a great idea.  The truck parks outside the union, is open until at least 3am and they deliver as well!  Or you can order online and have the cookies ready…