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Adam Smith – The Wealth of Lawyers

Adam Smith may have written the Wealth of Nations and been a seminal economist underpinning our capitalist thinking, but evidently his name-saked website about law firms doesn’t understand crap about law firm economics.  Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal printed an Op-Ed about The End of Big Law.  In short, the author argues that we’ve seen…

Some Lawyers (and Their Clients) Continue to Suck – Now Suing Twitter Users

My favorite IT guy, Ross Carlson clued me on a recent lawsuit whereby a landlord is suing their tenant over a tweet whereby she besmirched their name. The tenant tweeted that her apartment was moldy and that her landlord thought it was okay.  Despite her having only 20 followers, the landlord claimed "damaged business reputation"…

Should Venture Capitalist Sell Out To Secondary Firms?

Every once in a while, I read something and go "huh?"  The most recent was the report that 52.9% of venture capitalist think that VC is broken. Per my post, I don’t think the model is broken and am disappointed in my colleagues who think it is.  Today, I read another article about VC being…

Making Sense of Cents

Great post on the Shareholder Representatives blog.  They had an escrow where they had to mail out checks of $.01.  They ask why this money shouldn’t go to charity? I think it’s a great idea. 

Apparently 52.9% of Venture Capitalists are Deluded

From Dan Primack this morning, these factoids: "More than half of venture capitalists (52.9%) believe that their industry is “broken,” according to a survey conducted by executive search firm Polachi Inc. Moreover, nearly 60% said that they are less confident in the VC industry today than they were six months ago." You can read the…

FlyClear Ceases Operations

Last night word spread that FlyClear ceased operations.  I’m seriously bummed.  Clear was one of those small bright spots in my hectic travel schedule. I don’t have any inside information from the company, but something doesn’t add up.  They claim that they had signed up over 260,000 travelers.  Since joining cost between $100 and $200…

Preparing For A First Meeting With Me

Brad has a GREAT post today on preparing for a first meeting with him.  All I can say is "what he said."  If you are meeting with me / trying to get my attention, these are better tips than I could have come up with on my own.  After all, plagiarism is the most sincere…

Facebook’s Double Standard

The title isn’t as provocative as Michael Arrington’s "Jew Haters Welcome at Facebook, As Long As They Aren’t Lactating" but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t piss me off.  (Read the article, it’s well done). I’ve always hated double standards, but more than that hate purposely ignorant people, apparently some who are working at Facebook…

Quick Ways To Get Fired as a Lawyer

You are a lawyer.  You represent a hot start up that is venture backed.  One day the CEO comes to you – out of the blue – and says “you’re fired.”  (Cue Donald Trump frown). You’ve stuck it out through the lean times with the company even when they weren’t funded and now you are…

Getting Love From the Travel Gods

I really don’t like to travel.  This is unfortunate due to the requirements of my profession, but as I like to say "if the job was perfect, they wouldn’t have to pay me."  Being a frequent flyer in the friendly skies of United usually means an elevated blood pressure, missed meeting and the "unique" offering…