Failure of Google+ Provides Lessons

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As originally published in the National Law Journal: Shortly after Google+ was launched, I warned people not to jump on the bandwagon, because the platform hadn’t quite figured out what it was, other than an attempt to unseat Facebook. [See “Why You Can Ignore Google+, For Now,” Sept. 10, 2011. ] People were happy with Facebook Read the full article…

Tips For Taking Care of Mind & Body

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As originally published in the National Law Journal:  Last week in this space, we discussed how to find healthy, balanced lives despite our fast-paced, super connected professional lives. Lance Breger, executive wellness coach and founder of Infinity Wellness Partners, stressed the need to take care of the basic ­requirements — drinking plenty of water and ­eating Read the full article…

Finding Balance in A Connected World

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As originally published in the National Law Journal:  Are lawyers working themselves to death? Is the strain of being constantly connected through tablets, cellphones and social media wreaking havoc on our bodies? Yes, according to Lance Breger, an executive wellness coach and founder of Infinity Wellness Partners. Lance has counseled hundreds of law firm administrators Read the full article…

A Fundamental Misunderstanding

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“Does your firm use social media?” “Oh yeah, our marketing department takes care of all social media.” This is a common reply among law firms and shows the fundamental misunderstanding in the way social media operates. Social media is not about the firm’s network, but instead it is about the combined networks of each individual Read the full article…

Rising to the Top Of the Maybe Pile

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In the smash pop hit of 2012, “Call Me, Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen sings about giving her phone number to a hunky stranger with the hope that he will call her, “maybe.” We all want more business, not more maybes, but follow me on this. If you really want more business, you need to be Read the full article…

LinkedIn Ethics Alert: 4 Things All NY Lawyers Should Know

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  Even lawyers who don’t practice in New York might want to take note of a formal opinion released this month by the New York County Lawyers Association Professional Ethics Committee. The opinion advises: “[I]f any attorney chooses to include information such as practice areas, skills, endorsements or recommendations, the attorney must treat his or Read the full article…

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