Commercial World Updates

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I don’t spend all my time dealing with open access ideas, education and open source technology.  Sometimes I cross over to….the commercial world.  An earlier, more cynical version of Sarah would have called that “The Dark Side”, but I’ve matured and I realized

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The Idea Business

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Henry Ford is alleged to have said, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”(1) This repeated like a mantra by speakers at tech and legal conferences around the world. The audiences smile and nod knowingly at this pearl of wisdom from the great industrialist

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How to Give an Ignite Talk

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Ignite talks.  PechaKucha.  Lighting Talks.  And even, to an extent, TED Talks. Whatever you call it, conference organizers in law, libraries and legal education are starting to incorporate these talks into their events.  If you’ve never seen one, each speaker gives a short (5-10 minute

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On Professional Communication…

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This is the text of the closing plenary TED style talk I gave at SLA 2014. The language is a little saltier than I would generally use in a international presentation, but I did it for dramatic effect. 

So, funny story…once upon a time I almost found myself among the ranks of the unemployed.

I

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Entrepreneurial Lawyering Workshop At MSU

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I spent last Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan at the ReInvent Law Laboratory 2014 Entrepreneurial Lawyering Workshop.  Now, I’m at point in my career and life where I consider sleeping in on a Saturday to be not only a privilege, but almost a sacred right that I only give up grudgingly.  So

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