Attorneys notoriously live (and die) by their calendars. Missing deadlines and hearings, I don’t need to remind anyone, can result in disciplinary actions. The attorney calendar is a fine, precision instrument like a car or space shuttle. It needs to be maintained, cradled, and tuned. Done the right way, calendaring can keep you more than […]
As the economy slowly heats up, we turn our attention to the hiring process. You can find Part One of this series, How to Hire Effectively for Lawyers : Understanding Your Culture by clicking here. Have you read Good to Great? It’s arguably the most celebrated business book of the past ten years, and for […]
A couple of months ago we had the pleasure of hosting Paul Burton of QuietSpacing on how to plow through your email inbox quickly and efficiently. Believe it or not, in the age of ubiquitous connectivity, “Crackberries”, iPhones, and the like, it IS possible to get some control around email, which more and more becomes […]
Remember when you needed a consultant and a $10,000 phone system for your small law office? If you’re not up to speed on the latest and greatest in Internet telephony, those days are over. For $52 a month, a two person law office can hook themselves up with a large-firm telephone presence. Two major technology […]
Operating a small business is tough enough. Finding good, reliable people to help you when you’re running full-tilt is even tougher. To the legions of un- and underemployed lawyers out there, it must seem hard to believe that finding help is a challenge. But it’s tricky to separate the wheat from the chaff, especially for […]
If, when you think of coupons, you think of 35 cents off your next purchase of Eight O’Clock Coffee, take another look. The Internet, combined with location based services, have broken this game wide open and if you don’t take advantage, you’re leaving oodles of dough on the table.
Whether Thiel is ultimately correct or not about an “education bubble” is a complicated question, with plenty of room for opinion and analysis. However, I think there’s a great takeaway here aside from that specific debate. We can learn a lot from how innovative people think, and how they approach big problems.
At Rocket Matter we spend a lot of time with smart lawyers, all of whom are ridiculously pressured and busy. Too much to do and not enough time to do it. The temptation to “lawyer while driving”, to squeeze in a little work behind the wheel is high, no question.
The last option in this Office Space series is the virtual office. The virtual office can be defined in a myriad of ways, but one of the most common iterations is simply working out of your home. Aside from the obvious cost savings (and potential tax benefit), there are several practical issues to consider.
Participants will learn several time management strategies designed to reduce interruptions, increase focus, and improve productivity and effectiveness.