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A Lawyer’s Search for Right Livelihood

While the most self-serving among us give the profession a bad name and justify nearly every bad lawyer joke, most of us became lawyers because we genuinely want to help people. You need only speak to a class of first-year law students to get a ...

Zachary Horn - July 6, 2018
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Self-Publishing Takes More Than One Self

Self-publishing isn’t “self” publishing. It’s a misnomer, really. The word “self” in self-publishing gives the impression that an author can publish a book on his or her own with no input or help from others. Sure, it’s true that with the ...

Tatia Gordon-Troy - April 13, 2018
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Perfect Gifts for the Analog Attorney in Your Life

Buying gifts for the analog-leaning attorney in your life might seem like an impossible task. In a digital-forward gadget universe, finding something cool that doesn't need batteries or a software update is kind of maddening. Get one of these ...

Bull Garlington - December 8, 2017
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The Perfect Pencil, the Perfect Pen

Like you, I take a lot of notes in my professional life. Over the years I’ve developed silly obsessions with the quality of Ampad legal pads and National Brand 33-004 notebooks. But I never thought much about pens. I tended to use whatever cheap ...

Bull Garlington - October 28, 2017
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Beyond the Bullet Journal: How to Hack Your BuJo

Since Ryder Carroll put his original Bullet Journal video on YouTube, his technique for using a running, minimal, bullet-point-based paper notebook has taken over the web. There are countless dedicated groups on Facebook, Instagram and ...

Bull Garlington - August 5, 2017
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Trending: Ditching Apps for Analog

Though it may seem like a trend among artists and hipsters, it’s not. The resurgence of old-school tools in the professional workspace is growing. People are choosing a pen, choosing a paper notebook, choosing to write a letter — not because ...

Bull Garlington - July 21, 2017

Five Bespoke Handbags that Scream Power Player

There’s nothing like a brilliantly designed purse. It 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 voice and says, “Put your ...

Bull Garlington - May 5, 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

Order Whisky for Your Boss — Like a Boss

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 day’s work, then look at tomorrow’s breakout ...

Bull Garlington - March 17, 2017

Whisky vs. Whiskey: Boozy Grammar Matters

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. But it was all well and proper as those are separate spirits, not the same ...

Bull Garlington - March 17, 2017