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How Being Happy Is Contagious (and Why You’ll Live Longer)

By | May.18.17 | 3 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the attitudes people bring to work every day and how a positive or negative attitude affects how others perform their jobs — including how they serve …Continue reading »


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Believing in Your ‘Why’ Can Lead to Joy

By | Mar.22.17 | No Comments

“If you want to seize an opportunity, you must take risk. If you want to grow, you must make mistakes. If you want to reach your potential, you will have to take chances. If you …Continue reading »


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How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

By | Jan.17.17 | No Comments

The start of a new year always brings a renewed desire for change, a sense of wanting to improve. It’s a really good feeling. Wanting to be better, do better and serve others better is an …Continue reading »


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Five Ways Quip Can Help Your Legal Practice

By | Dec.12.16 | No Comments

In “Evernote vs. Quip: A New Productivity King?” I introduced you to Quip, the collaborative workspace app invented by former Facebook and Google executives. Quip’s creators wanted teams to be able to collaborate and share …Continue reading »


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End the ‘I Don’t Have Time for That!’ Problem

By | Nov.03.16 | No Comments

In the Broadway musical “Rent,” there is this great lyric: “In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes — how do you measure a year in the life?” It has always stuck with me. Why? Every single …Continue reading »


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Pull It Together: Defining Projects and Next Action Items

By | Oct.10.16 | No Comments

You spend the whole day in court, or in meetings and conferences with clients. And what do you have to show for it? A legal pad filled with scribbles, a few random thoughts on sticky …Continue reading »


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Evernote vs. Quip: A New Productivity King?

By | Sep.13.16 | 4 Comments

Launched in 2008, Evernote gained popularity because it solved a major constraint in our productivity — recognizing the changes in the way we actually work, access information and communicate. We no longer work on just a …Continue reading »


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Your Note-Taking and To-Do Apps: Are They Secure?

By | Aug.15.16 | 1 Comment

As a result of the flood of innovation in note-taking and task-centric apps since Evernote’s inception, there’s a large concern for lawyers in storing attorney-client and privileged information. While I know a lot of lawyers …Continue reading »


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Understand Your Goal and Work Backward

By | Jul.21.16 | 4 Comments

One of my all-time favorite quotes is from Benjamin Franklin: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” I mention this quote every time I speak, no matter the topic. Why? Because it applies …Continue reading »


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Evernote Can Remember Every Business Card You Collect

By | Feb.26.14 | 12 Comments

No matter how technologically advanced we are as a society, we still follow a tradition that goes all the way back to the 1600s, when calling cards made their debut. Over the next centuries, calling …Continue reading »