Here is my reading list for 2014. The links are affiliate links to Amazon or iTunes/iBooks as appropriate. Getting Things Done, David Allen Making It All Work, David Allen Quitter, Jon Acuff Boundaries, Henry Cloud and John Townsend Essentialism, Greg McKeown Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money (Rabbi Daniel Lapin) Presentations (David Sparks) … Continue reading 2014 Reading List
A few weeks ago, I posted an entry about whether lawyers should outsource security. In that post, I referenced part one of an article written by Ralph Losey. Mr. Losey posted part two of his thoughts on "The importance of Cyber Security to the Legal Profession." There are some good thoughts in the article, including … Continue reading Follow up on outsourcing Cybersecurity
I recently found some "old" journals on my bookshelf. It was interesting to read through lists of goals from several years ago, realizing that I have actually accomplished some of the goals I wrote down (mostly by accident). It made me wonder what would happen if I was more intentional about following my goals. Maybe you have … Continue reading How you can easily journal more
My wife has been reading a new book by Dave Ramsey and his daughter Rachel Cruze called "Smart Money Smart Kids" (affiliate link). I'm looking forward to working with my family on the principles outlined in the book this summer. I'm sure I'll learn something in the process.
Here's a link to my recent article published by the Indiana Lawyer suggesting 3 changes to make the next time you open Microsoft Word. What are your favorite Microsoft Word Defaults?
Shawn Tuma has posted an excellent presentation on social media use in law practice. The slide show link is here. Do you use social media in your practice or business?
The Indiana Lawyer yesterday highlighted an Order from the Indiana Supreme Court about Indiana adopting electronic filing for all its state courts in 2015. Part of the justification for adopting e-filing is explained by Chief Justice Brent Dickson: “Nearly every aspect of our lives includes electronic documents — stores send receipts via email, banks allow … Continue reading Indiana Courts to Adopt E-Filing in 2015
Markdown (Md)? MultiMarkdown (MMd)? If you have never heard of these tools, you should take a few minutes to read about the possibilities. Many lawyers make their living processing words. Lawyers should learn and use the best tools to do so, right? The idea behind Md/MMd is that you can use a plain text editor (think Notepad … Continue reading Should lawyers learn (and use) Markdown/Multimarkdown?
I recently wrote an article for the Indiana Lawyer with a few of my thoughts on workflow planning. Here's the link. The article seeks to provide: three tips to help you “plan your work and work your plan” (Vince Lombardi): Track what you do and how you do it Review and reflect Draft a plan … Continue reading A few thoughts on workflow planning
In my third year of law school, I realized that I had to get better about managing my personal productivity. Since that time, I have read a lot about personal productivity and tried to implement systems/processes to help manage my life. One of the most influential authors in this space, for me, is Michael Hyatt. … Continue reading Resources: Tools for Personal Productivity (via Michael Hyatt)