Archives / March, 2009

Law Firm 2.5 – Richard Susskind – The End of Lawyers

If you are a lawyer and haven’t read Richard’s book, you should.  And no, reading the reviews and the articles about the book won’t suffice.  Buy the book, sit in a quiet room and read deeply about his predictions of the future of the practice of law. The title is provocative, for sure and he…

So Cal Food Adventures

I just recently returned from a little respite in southern California and had a couple of dining experiences to share.  First up, San Diego. JRDN – Mr. Sajak, please buy them a vowel, but nevertheless a strong showing.  JRDN is the hotel restaurant inside Tower23 hotel in San Diego.  Normally, I have a strong bias…

Time to Reboot Venture Capital Deal Structures

Edwin Miller of Sullivan and  Worcester recently published an article called Time to Reboot the Basic VC Deal Structure, in which he argues that we should radically change the way VC deals get done.  In his words: "New York Times columnist Tom Friedman recently suggested that “It’s Time to Reboot America,” meaning that the financial…

Ask the VC Live – University of Michigan

I (Jason) will be visiting the University of Michigan in a couple of weeks to speak to different campus constituencies about entrepreneurship and venture capital. As part of that, I’m going to plant my butt in a conference room on campus for a couple of hours and talk to anyone that wants to come by…

Lawyer Layoffs – What It Means To You

In case you haven’t heard, lawyers and legal professionals are being laid off at a rate never seen before. According to Law Shucks, one of my favorite blogs, over the past twelve months 3,489 lawyers have been laid off. This doesn’t include the 4,890 staff (paralegals and assistants) laid off, nor does it include “stealth”…

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

Well, I’m back. I took some time off blogging about Law Firm 2.0, as I wanted to “take in” all the layoffs and such – a blog on that is coming soon. But without further delay, here are my thoughts on outsourcing as a critical change coming soon to a law firm near you. As…

Crash Course Video

Thanks to my friends at Kendall Media Group, here is the video of my recent Venture Capital Crash Course at the Silicon Flatirons. Venture Capital Crash Course with Jason Mendelson from Andrew on Vimeo. I give a 25 minute presentation and then hold an hour town-hall question and answer session.  Great questions were asked, so…

University of Colorado Wins VCIC Regional at U.S.C.

For those of you unfamiliar, the VCIC (Venture Capital Investment Competition) is an international competition pitting the best and brightest graduate business school students against each other. I had the pleasure of being a judge this year in the Mountain regional qualifier and was really impressed with the program.  Each region contains six top schools…

Two Good Ways To Lose Money

One, bet Ryan McIntyre on cards.  I’ve played cards with him twice now, each time he has to ask for instructions and each time the guy pulls good cards.  Ryan, you win.  I give up.  As you can see, Ryan was mature and didn’t gloat.  Two, you can listen to CNBC for your financial guidance. …

What Boulder Means to Me

The folks over at Boulder.me are soliciting folks to write about what living in Boulder means to them.  They are going to be collecting them and posting on their site. In case you haven’t seen the site, Boulder.me is for folks that are interested in the Boulder startup ecosystem with a bent toward wooing great…