Readers of Legal Productivity know we’ve been hard at work on an online continuing legal education platform which we’re calling RocketCLE. It’s an extension of our educational and content philosophy embodied by this blog, our webinar series, and our Legal Productivity e-book. UPDATE: RocketCLE is now Rocket Academy. Today, RocketCLE is formally launched to the […]
Legomen Bob and George discuss the hazards of being over-connected to technology. Never putting down the smartphone is a hazard to life and limb, and can dramatically reduce productivity! If you like this mini-film, check out the rest of the hour-long video, Seven Ways to Make Your Law Firm More Efficient. In this original production, […]
Readers of this blog and anyone who’s seen me speak about living “responsibly connected” know how I feel about the smartphone leash. Now it looks like the courts may back me up.
Email batching, then, is the first step to Email Nirvana. Step two is unsubscribing. Check out the article for steps three and four.
Sometimes you wanna read and get effortlessly carried away. Othertimes you might want to get your mind blown by an incredible work of non-fiction. At least I do, and judging by the success of recent books by Malcolm Gladwell and Steve Levitt, the Freakonomics guy, I’m not alone in that regard.
How can you maximize the use of your technology while maintaining time to produce quality work, and minimizing the new risks inherent in electronic communications? Master Practice Advisor Dustin Cole takes a nuts-and-bolts, practical view of the issue, focusing his more than 20 years of hands-on experience to show you how to run a safe, profitable and enjoyable practice.
In my MILOFest presentation on living a responsibly connected life, I cited evidence put forth in Nick Carr’s 2010 book The Shallows asserting that intensive web usage can actually alter the brain, making it more difficult to maintain the extended concentration necessary to read a book. For me, reading is an antidote to the high-distraction […]
No wonder we seem powerless to disconnect. Is it really a mystery that people text and drive when it’s much more dangerous than smoking? When our biology and our economic system guide us strongly in a direction, who are we to resist the current?
When Facebook and Twitter started taking off in 2008 and 2009, users engaged in a mad scramble to embrace the networks, amass a bunch of followers/friends, and stay highly engaged. Now, as the dust begins to settle and we understand the utility of these tools, we have the opportunity to ask “what have social networks done for me lately” and scale back activity accordingly.
Two recent privacy concerns that should grab your attention. First is a headline in the New York Times that the federal government wants better hooks into private companies’ telecom technology for better snooping. Second is more Facebook information out there for all to see.