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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: All partners are equal, but …

In George Orwell’s novel "Animal Farm," cows and sheep and horses threw off their human oppressors and united to govern themselves under the slogan “all animals are equal” … until the pigs took control and modified the slogan to say, “all animals are equal – but some are more equal than others.”

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Is doing it by the numbers always right?

Years ago, when I managed a company in the food industry, I met with a retail buyer who pulled out his computer analysis of how quickly products moved through his billing system. He made the criticism that my company’s products didn't sell so quickly when compared to cheese or soap that were also tracked on his printouts.

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: What’s your endgame?

Several years ago the movie “Charlie Wilson’s War,” about the political maneuvering behind the war in Afghanistan, contained this description of the conflict from the congressman who was the film’s main character: “We changed the world, but we had no endgame.”

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Goodwill is your practice’s legacy

For many lawyers, retirement is out of reach because the value of their homes, investments and retirement plans took heavy hits over the last few years. But for those lawyers who can retire, their firm typically represents a “pot of gold” in their minds. It is the asset on which they can depend.

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LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: A 3-D view of small firm success

The legal profession has reached a point where upheaval is the “new normal.” Certainly large law firms are changing in response to recession, technology and client demands; those firms that don’t change quickly enough, like Dewey & LeBoeuf, are doomed to swift failure.

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