Humility’s Rennaissance

I “grew up” as a litigator. I always thought that was what you were supposed to do if you liked speaking in public and had a nasty little aggressive streak. Indeed, once I got into law-firm life, I noticed that nearly all the successful litigators had very overt hyper-aggressive tendencies. Even the more “mellow” litigation … Read more

Harry Potter, Esq.

Don’t worry–I won’t reveal anything about “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” On the other hand, I couldn’t help but gush just a little about it. A truly amazing book. Reading Rowling is such a treat–it is such a rare pleasure to read a book by someone of her intelligence and attention to detail. The … Read more

Avoiding a Bad Reputation at Work

Here are some good tips for protecting your reputation at work. The article appears on Law Crossing, BCG’s sister company but I found the article courtesy of the Estrin Report. The article contain some very simply workplace rules and reads kind of like the book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Productivity and Procrastination

Procrastination and unproductivity go hand-in-hand. I’ve read a lot of books on productivity, many of which include substantial sections on procrastination and how it inhibits productivity. Interestingly–and somewhat ironically– procrastination is a characteristic that seems to be most pervasive amongst overachievers and perfectionists. If you are trying to become more productive (who isn’t), but find … Read more