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Creating Purpose: What Are You Doing Today?

In his book “Make Today Count,” John C. Maxwell famously said that every person needs to strive to make that happen. It is a wonderful way to live if practiced correctly. Making today count requires discipline — it requires understanding and ...

Daniel Gold - July 26, 2018
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How Being Happy Is Contagious (and Why You’ll Live Longer)

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 their clients. The interesting thing is that ...

Daniel Gold - May 18, 2017
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Believing in Your ‘Why’ Can Lead to Joy

I'll begin by pulling the Band-Aid off quickly: After 15 years, I'm leaving the e-discovery space. For those who know me, this will come as a really big surprise — especially given my longtime social media moniker "eDiscovery Gold.” In truth, ...

Daniel Gold - March 22, 2017
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How to Kickstart Your Year So It’s Super Productive

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 excellent sign of the desire for self-growth — so go with ...

Daniel Gold - January 17, 2017
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Five Ways Quip Can Help Your Legal Practice

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 information without ...

Daniel Gold - December 12, 2016
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End the ‘I Don’t Have Time for That!’ Problem

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 one of us has a finite time here on ...

Daniel Gold - November 3, 2016
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Pull It Together: Defining Projects and Next Action Items

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 notes — and more scribbles on the back of an envelope because ...

Daniel Gold - October 10, 2016
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Evernote vs. Quip: A New Productivity King?

Launched in 2008, Evernote rose in 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 desktop or a laptop. We ...

Daniel Gold - September 13, 2016
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Your Note-Taking and To-Do Apps: Are They Secure?

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 who choose to ...

Daniel Gold - August 15, 2016
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Understand Your Goal and Work Backward

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 to everything we do in life. With every ...

Daniel Gold - July 21, 2016