How will you spend the next 30 days?

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It’s March 18th, 2020. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a whole range of feelings about this COVID-19 thing. Not unlike Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grief. Denying there’s an issue because hey, I’m healthy and not in a high-risk group. Angry at the panic-inducing a**holes who create a run on basic necessities … Read More

How BigLaw business operations can free solopreneurs to do what they love

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A recent Wall Street Journal article reported on seismic changes befalling large law firms. Seems that under the new regime, “data and money rule.” Gone is the tightknit camaraderie. The three-martini lunches. Where “I’ll get around to it,” was the response to turning in time sheets and billing practices were lax. Where splitting profits at … Read More

Buttercream icing

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It’s my birthday week, so naturally, my thoughts turn to cake. (I love cake.) As a kid, I got to choose what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday. Not there was such a wide selection in those days. You got Duncan Hines® chocolate cake or golden cake. Chocolate icing or vanilla icing. Fruit filling … Read More

Oy! Yet another privacy policy update?

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You’ve probably gotten more than a few emails recently about privacy policy updates. Why? Because privacy policies are part of a system. A system of handling, managing, and guarding customer information. They’re a kind of “contract”—a pledge—you make to your customers about the care you’ll take with their personally identifiable information. When subscribers join our … Read More

What Dr. Oz can teach us

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“I. Don’t. Have. Time. To. Grow. My. Business,” said Marisa through clenched teeth. I could hear the frustration in the clipped tones. The resentment. The weariness.  Trying to keep a lid on it all. And fearing she was always just one step away from a “volcano moment.” Marisa’s digital design firm depends heavily on her … Read More