Before you innovate, fix your business model

It sounds very cool to say you are an innovator, writes Ken Grady in ‘Before you innovate, fix your business model‘. As always from Ken, innovation is a topical issue for BigLaw business model firms. Read what he has to say…..

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How Counter Tax is fostering friendly NewLaw world domination

How Counter Tax is fostering friendly NewLaw world domination is a post with a difference. It’s based on the catchy story-telling style of Counter Tax Lawyers of Canada.

When Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold of Counter Tax Lawyers interviewed me back in February last year, I asked myself “Will this neat idea do any more than capture some attention?” Well, as the series and this episode–in which Peter and Natalie interview fellow Canadian, Peter Carayiannis, founder Conduit Law–show the tales are topical and well-told.

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Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening?

Back in October 2015, the inimitable Michael Mills, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Neota Logic, wrote this clever article on LinkedIn: Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening? With the rising interest (and concern amongst many BigLaw firms), I am pleased to re-post Deloitte, KPMG & PwC all agree: Is law listening? on The Dialogue.

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Shift thinking and BigLaw firms

My post on Shift thinking and BigLaw firms is written for those readers who are not familiar with Mark Bonchek’s writing – and also for those who relish another dose of Mark’s brilliant expositions on shift thinking.

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Why your law firm can’t innovate

With ‘Why your law firm can’t innovate‘ Ken Grady adds to the exploration of BigLaw and innovation on The Dialogue (1). As Ken puts it: “…the lament is there: why don’t large law firms innovate?” Ken offers four well-argued strategies to address the challenge.

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Why are lawyers afraid of opportunity?

Why are lawyers afraid of opportunity? is a most welcome contribution to The Dialogue by Dr. Floortje Blindenbach-Driessen.

When chatting with my lawyer friends, the only thing I hear is that all is sweet and well. “We have been practicing law this way for 100 years.” “Our clients hire us to address their mission-critical and complex problems, which require our in-depth expertise.” “Innovating is not something we do, lawyers are by nature risk averse and conservative.” Meanwhile, they are moving to smaller offices, further out of town, reducing their staff, and purchasing smaller lease cars. While that is just anecdotal and symptomatic evidence of tough times, there are several books that provide in-depth detail of the struggles of law firms, such as Remaking Law Firms: Why & How (American Bar Association 2016).  What I’m fascinated with is why lawyers struggle to acknowledge there is the opportunity and need for change?

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