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Growth Is Dead, The Video

OK, so the film rights to the book have not yet been auctioned, but in the meantime here’s my interview with the intrepid Lee Pacchia of Bloomberg Law. From Lee’s introduction: The era of ever-expanding revenues and profits for the nation’s largest law firms — a period that lasted from 1980 to 2008 — is more…

“Growth Is Dead” Launch Party

A gentle reminder, dear readers: Our friends at Above the Law have published a short interview with me about the genesis of Growth Is Dead (with a convenient link to the registration page for the launch party; remember it’s free). Hope to see you there!

Growth Is Dead Party: Update

Update:  Growth Is Dead: Now What? Book launch party Pete Kalis to join yours truly You don’t want to miss this Tuesday February 26/New York You’re invited! Dear Readers, To make the launch party for our new book, Growth Is Dead:  Now What? even better, the irrepressible Pete Kalis will join in on the discussion. Not more…

Growth Is Dead: Launch Event

Launch event for Growth Is Dead: Now What? Please join yours truly and your peers Tuesday February 26/New York You’re invited! Dear Readers, The reactions to Growth Is Dead: Now What? have been astonishing and very gratifying.  And, the e-book has been very well received.  Thank you. Now we’re launching the paperback version.  And, we’re more…

“Growth is Dead” Now an e-Book

We are delighted to announce that we have just published the complete 12-part series Growth is Dead as an e-book.  Demand from you, Dear Readers, to be able to have the entire series available in one spot, was unprecedented and trying to satisfy those requests was frankly one of our primary motivations.  (But we must confess more…

“Growth is Dead” Will Be an E-Book

Yes, coming soon to a Kindle or iPad near you: The complete 12-part Growth is Dead series from Adam Smith, Esq. as an e-book. We’re doing this partly in response to popular demand. Requests for “reprints” of the series have far exceeded those for any other article or series we’ve ever published. And you know more…

Growth is Dead: Part 12-The S-Curve

As we come to the final installment of the Growth is Dead series, I hope the challenge I’ve laid out for us is clear. Excess capacity Stagnant demand Cut-throat or “suicidal” discounting Unprecedented pressure on prices, from all directions, including who clients will pay for, and rates and realization Exhaustion of cost-cutting as a tactic more…

Growth is Dead: Part 11-Granting Your Wish

We’ll have one more installment in our “Growth is Dead” series but let’s focus today on trying to synthesize a few themes that have been pervasive topics here on Adam Smith, Esq., since at least September 15, 2008, and even before, and look at their implications for “Now What?,” on the assumption that the thesis more…

Growth is Dead: Part 10-Clients

In Part 8 in this series, we talked about “Now What?” in terms of three particular approaches you could take that were all, essentially, inward-focused and things you can pretty much control inside the firm’s four walls: acknowledge you have competition; hire the best professional “C-suite” staff you can find; and articulate a non-generic strategy—and more…

Growth is Dead: Part 9-Future Models

The first eight columns in this series, to state the obvious, have been all about the challenges facing BigLaw, which I believe may be mortal to some firms who don’t or can’t respond effectively.  The new landscape reflects trends bubbling up under the surface for some time, including globalization and the relentless march of IT, spreading more…