Monthly Archives: November 2011

Continuing Education

When I worked around lawyers in some of my past business lives, there would always be days when they were totally unavailable.  The reason was something called “CLE”.  As I came to found out, the full term is MCLE – Minimum Continuing Legal Education and while the requirements vary by state bar association, in general lawyers need to take courses in everything from ethics (ahem) to professional responsiblity to changes in law in areas of specialty.


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So here is my question:  what are you doing to satisfy the same sort of requirement in your business life? Continue reading

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More Access, Less Time

I don’t know about you, but I can’t keep up with all of the great content that’s out there.  I was reminded of that this morning as yet another podcast installed itself along side the other 15 hours of stuff I haven’t listened to yet.  Those go along with the backlog of magazines I love but haven’t read (oh look, the summer grilling issue is out!), the TV shows lingering on my DVR (don’t tell me if Nucky is in jail yet), and the books stacked up like planes over LaGuardia.  Which is why I find the data from eMarketer on tablets and smartphones disturbing. Continue reading

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Burp Then Buy!

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving feasts. apparently, a lot of folks ate and ran for their cars – not to get home before Aunt Sally passed out but to the stores to get a head start on their shopping for the next holidays. I was really surprised about how the Thanksgiving Day newspaper had several pounds worth of ads, in many cases for sales that would be over before many of us were getting out of bed on Friday.
One mistake anyone commenting on things can make is to assume that the way in which we see the world is the norm, and so while I’d never ponder running to a store to try to be one of the lucky 10 people who actually can get the $2 waffle iron (hopefully without a dose of pepper spray as occurred in some places), I know others do.  But while retail sales were up vs. a year ago, comScore reported something interesting occurring over the weekend. Continue reading

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