Book Reviews

For Our Readers in Asia

Actually, this is for all our readers, but for those of you in the Eastern time zone in the US, you’ll need to be up at 11:00 pm this coming Wednesday the 24th of July. This is what I’m referring to:  The LAWASIA Law Management Section has kindly set up a free online webinar where
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Summer Reading

A publishing rite at this time of year is for sites far and wide to offer their own recommended “Best Summer Reading” lists. For all things there’s a first, so here is Adam Smith, Esq.’s First Annual Summer Reading List. (And I reserve the right for it to be the last.) Inspiration comes from Andrew
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Reviews Are Coming In

Growth Is Dead: Now What? has now been out for two months and reviews are beginning to come in. Here are a few: A high-profile law-firm consultant offers a grim prognosis, and advice, for the upper echelons of the legal profession. He addresses a range of problems, such as the lack of growth in client
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Shameless You-Know-What

OK, cut a guy some slack, but I found this one of the most profoundly thoughtful reactions to Growth Is Dead: Now What? that I’ve seen (from a very recent review on Amazon): In last month’s Harvard Business Review (March 2013), Larry Downes and Paul F. Nunes suggest the first and best defense for market
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Wish You’d Been Here

As I hope many of you saw, we held a launch party for Growth Is Dead: Now What? here in New York about ten days ago, and some photos are now back. Our generous friends at Above the Law hosted the event, which was held at the NoMad Hotel on Broadway at 28th Street. We’re
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“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!

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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
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“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
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Two Books

Today we’re talking about books. Specifically, Robert Frank’s The Darwin Economy and David Rose’s The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior.  I believe the first–far better known–is a failure and the second–while too drily academic to gain a wide popular audience–is a success. Frank is a widely published and well-know economics professor at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate
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Jim Collins’ “How the Mighty Fall”

Jim Collins, author of the perennial business best-sellers Good to Great and Built to Last is back, and in this outing he presents what sounds like the most timely How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In. I must note that I count myself a big fan of his two earlier efforts,
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