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Productivity

The iPad for Lawyers: End of the PC?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stuck on a deserted island for the past month, you’ll have likely noticed the fanfare that accompanied Apple’s recent unveiling of its latest “must-have” toy, the iPad 2. The new tablet device sold out ...

Tom Mighell - March 28, 2011

Organize Your Brain with Mind Mapping

Nothing makes me happier than getting my head around complicated issues and feeling mastery over my chaotic, 21st-century life. And nothing helps me organize my scattered, Internet-addled brain cells better than mind mapping. Put simply, mind ...

Larry Port - March 24, 2011
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Decisions, Decisions

Fred sat at the end of the table, sweating and looking at the six of us as we waited expectantly for his decision. He hemmed, he hawed. And he asked to go over the options yet one more time. “It’s easy, Fred. Settle or sue. We’ve been here over ...

Otto Sorts - March 23, 2011
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How to Say “No”

Who knows why we do it, but most of us tend to say “yes” to things when we should say "no". You know the drill: Bring cupcakes? Sure. Handle this TRO for me? Well, okay. Speak at our conference? Yes. And before you know it, your calendar is full ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 10, 2011
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A Better Way to Start Your Outlook E-mail Day

What’s the most important e-mail you need to review this morning? It’s rarely what arrived overnight. By default, Microsoft Outlook opens to Inbox, but it doesn’t have to. Instead, you can tell Outlook to start by opening the folder of your ...

Vivian Manning - February 28, 2011
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Late … Again?

It didn’t matter whether she had asked for the meeting, or how much her secretary or associates cajoled her. Rebecca always arrived late, in a flurry of activity and perfunctory apologies. For most of us, being late is an accident, a mistake or ...

Otto Sorts - February 24, 2011
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An Antidote to Filter Failure

Clay Shirky, Internet expert and author of Here Comes Everybody, says “It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure.” Enter Alltop, my personal favorite way to keep on top of everything that I need to be “expert” ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - February 17, 2011

Skype 101: The Basics

Depending who you ask, Skype is a socialist upstart, a Voice Over Internet Protocol service (VoIP), software that runs on everything or an opportunity to support client relationships at a distance. Actually, Skype is almost all of these—with a ...

Lincoln Mead - February 15, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Third Step, Evernote

With so much information available online, how do you sort out what you want, and easily capture and retrieve it? This is the final installment in Tom Mighell's three-part series describing how he manages his personal workflow with a combination ...

Tom Mighell - February 8, 2011

Developing an Online Research Workflow: Second Step, Instapaper

How do you get all of your online research under control when there’s just so much to find, read and capture? In part two of his three-part series, Tom Mighell describes how he uses Instapaper to manage his online research workflow.

Tom Mighell - January 25, 2011