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As I posted yesterday, I'm moving this blog to the domain I'm also writing a Law Firm Retreat Blog over on my redesigned LexThink site. Some of my recent posts: Create an Answer Gallery at Your Next Law Firm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
After nearly 8 years here on Typepad, I'm moving this blog to Wordpress at The new site has all of my posts (and comments) along with some cool new stuff. If you've got a link to the ungainly Typepad... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
Smashing Magazine has published a tremendous guide to designing an easy to understand e-commerce checkout process for web sites. If you take credit cards on your site, it is a must-read. However, even if you don't charge people on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
I think it is fair to say that this goes for clients, too. From This is Indexed. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
Next time you're chit-chatting with a client over the phone, head on over to Lawyer Clock and watch how fast your "burning" your client's cash -- they certainly are.  Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
I'm a fan of Haiku, and have been doing an exercise based upon it for several years now at conferences and law firm retreats. Instead of the 5-7-5 syllable format, I ask my audiences to answer three questions, using just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
The official speaker roster for Ignite Law 2011 is set. The event, produced by LexThink CEO Matt Homann and InsideLegal's CEO JoAnna Forshee, will feature 12 speakers sharing their view on the future of law practice and law technology, delivered... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
A great Venn diagram from Indexed : Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
Head on over to the Ignite Law site to submit a proposed talk, check out the submissions we've already received or pick up your free tickets for the event. We're looking forward to seeing you in Chicago! Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
I'm very excited to announce that Ignite Law is back at ABA TECHSHOW this year! We'll have all the details up on the Ignite Law site Monday, including how to reserve your ticket (we sold out last year) and how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at the [non]billable hour
I'm working on a major blog overhaul for early 2011. Until then, please check out all of my Resolution Posts. They are some of my favorites. Thanks. See you next year! Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
I really liked this, from Holstee: Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
PsyBlog recently highlighted Ten Studies About the Dark Side of Email. One highlights why you should never negotiate (with clients on fees or opponents on settlement terms) via email: Email negotiations often feel difficult, especially with people we don't know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
This interesting Wired Magazine piece, titled Why We Love Our Dentists, explores the unique relationship between price paid and perceived value. According to a recent study, two dentists will reach the same conclusion when looking at an identical x-ray only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Here's my six-minute / twenty-slide presentation on Building the Service-Centered Firm I delivered as part of the ABA Journal's Legal Rebels project. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
I've been a big fan of Merlin Mann for several years now. As I was checking out his website yesterday, I found his pricing page cheekily titled: Do You Charge Money to Do Things? Here's how Merlin describes his pricing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Found this great tip on Connection Cafe about how to use Google's Keyword Tool to understand what people are looking for: Explore opportunities for new offers or ones adjacent to what you currently offer. Go to the Google Keyword Tool.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
A funny thing happened last month as I was meeting with the new executive director of COCA -- St. Louis' premier community arts center. It was a "get to know you" meeting, but as she and I were discussing all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
After my Law Firm Website Venn Diagram got such great feedback, I thought I'd do another highlighting one of my big pet peeves: lawyer bios. Here you go: Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
As someone who splits my professional time working with both lawyers and with corporate America, I hear just as much business jargon as I do legalese. Though I've not found a "de-legalese-r" site on the web, I have found Unsuck-it,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Found this quote from professional organizer Sue DeRoos that would be a tremendous quote for a firm trying to market to estate planning clients: Everyone gets organized at some point, they just might not be around for it. Via Unclutterer. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Inspired by this venn diagram found on Business Pundit, I thought I'd do one for Law Firm Websites: Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at the [non]billable hour
Keith Ferrazzi shares a few simple "Relationship Rituals" that should be on every professional's weekly checklist: 1. First thing every day after you turn on your computer, ping one friend and one acquaintance. 2. Every weekend, invite someone else into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at the [non]billable hour