Some of you may have noticed the blog has a new logo on the About page, and the description of the blog has changed a bit.
Here’s the back story to the changes. As most of you know, I practiced law for some 30+ years before leaving to become a full-time blogger. At first, I wasn’t really sure where I or the blog was going, but I was reasonably sure I would figure it out. So if you look at some of the articles, you will see subjects meandering from tech, to change management, to innovation and even substantive legal discussions along the way.
Almost to a person, I have heard the same thing: I have a unique voice based on my years of practice in a large firm on significant matters.
Over the past year and a half since starting the blog, I have also talked to a lot of you about the blog, my strengths and what I might have to offer in the crowded legal tech blogosphere. Almost to a person, I have heard the same thing: I have a unique voice based on my years of practice in a large firm on significant matters. So, when I talk about tech, change management, and other issues, I come at it with a bit more of an experienced, nuanced, and realistic view.
Let’s face it, not many in this space practiced law as long as I did, have the interest and knowledge about tech and innovation that I do or dealt with biglaw issues boots on the ground as I did for years. Frankly, most people in my situation either hate technology, don’t like change, have retired in place or don’t want to turn and face the strange, to borrow a cliché. In short, they are going gently into the night. Well, that’s not me. I still have too much passion and fire left. I have too much yet to say.
Well, that’s not me. I still have too much passion and fire left. I have too much yet to say.
I have made some new friends recently who are thankfully about as far removed from law as they can be. We have a motto that started as a bit of a joke between us but has now become more of a battle cry: no bullshit. It’s a slogan that fits perfectly with what I want to do: talk about tech and change in the legal industry without bullshit. No vendor bullshit. No biglaw bullshit, no consultant bullshit, no sponsor bullshit. I will tell you what I think: you may not like it, you may not agree with it, and I may be wrong, but it will be what I think. No hidden agenda. No bullshit. Thanks to my friends for the slogan and ideas.
In fact, the slogan fit so perfectly with what I wanted to do, I even had some tee shirts made up. Here’s a pic.
(If you want a free tee shirt, find me at a conference, buy me a beer and tell me what you’re doing without bullshit. It will work every time.)
So, buckle your seat belts, the no-bullshit flag will be flying here as long as I am at it!