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Introducing Analog Attorney

Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

By | Jul.21.17 | 14 Comments

Recently, I was scrolling through family photos on my phone when I found a very moving shot of my extended family at a dinner with their heads bowed. They looked so devout, so meditative, so …Continue reading »


Comedy in the Courtroom

How Learning Improv Gives Lawyers an Edge

By | Jul.06.17 | 2 Comments

Paul Farahvar on stage at the Laugh Factory. (Photo courtesy of Paul Farahvar.) There are places where you can tell a joke and places where you definitely shouldn’t. Generally, the courtroom is not the first choice …Continue reading »


Managing Uncertainty

Seven Business Lessons for Lawyers from Improv Comedy

By | Jul.06.17 | No Comments

Good improv comics have an ability to walk onto a stage and connect with an audience effortlessly. It may seem like this is because of their innate acting talent, but that’s only part of it. …Continue reading »


Lessons from Pop-Up Events

Client Dinners That Make Your Business Pop

By | Jun.07.17 | No Comments

A client appreciation dinner is a beautiful thing. There’s food and wine and balloons and maybe a small token of appreciation. Somebody makes a speech that mentions “paradigm shift” 31 times and everyone falls asleep. …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Bespoke Handbags that Scream Power Player

By | May.05.17 | No Comments

A brilliantly designed handbag is a shield, a satchel and a work of art. When you walk into a meeting and set it on the table, a gorgeously appointed bespoke purse speaks in a strong, proud …Continue reading »


The Business of You, Yourself and Thou

You’re Going to Need More Than One Bio

By | Apr.06.17 | No Comments

Regarding your self-promotion, I have good news and I have bad news. Good news: There are more opportunities to promote yourself than ever before. Bad news: The sprawl of marketing opportunities is so fractured and …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Order Whisky for Your Boss — Like a Boss

By | Mar.17.17 | No Comments

You’re at a conference with the senior partner you want to impress. You’re meeting in the hotel bar, a swanky old-school joint. Lots of wood and brass. You’re both just supposed to go over the …Continue reading »


the water of life

Whisky vs. Whiskey: Boozy Grammar Matters

By | Mar.17.17 | No Comments

If you’re a word nerd, the use of “whisky” and “whiskey” in my recent post “How to Order Whisky for Your Boss — Like a Boss” may have given you an aneurysm. I feel ya. …Continue reading »


SOCIAL SKILLS

How to Order Wine and Not Look Like an Idiot

By | Feb.27.17 | 3 Comments

You’re at Fancy Restaurant with Super Important Client and the senior partner. There are three forks, two spoons, four glasses and a tiny little dish with a tiny little knife that you assume is for the …Continue reading »


Make It Stop

How to Not Talk Politics and Survive

By | Feb.09.17 | No Comments

You may have noticed our current political landscape is a wee bit volatile. You can barely mention the weather without someone blaming their least favorite politician in a detailed, increasingly explosive all-capped scree about why …Continue reading »