What lawyers can learn from the U.S. Navy SEALs

The politics, morality and socio-economic consequences of Osama Bin Laden’s death will undoubtedly be discussed for years to come, and this blog is certainly not the place for that debate. I would however like to stake my claim to being the first commentator to raise the issue of what lawyers can learn from the incident,Continue reading “What lawyers can learn from the U.S. Navy SEALs”

Law firms and the death ground?

No, not a commentary on carnage wreaked by the credit crunch, but another return to the world of warfare for some thoughts on law firm change.     In my last post I mentioned Robert Greene’s excellent book “The 33 Strategies of War”, and was particularly interested in the section on creating a sense ofContinue reading “Law firms and the death ground?”

Do you want to win?

Last week I started reading what is probably the second most famous text on military strategy (after Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War“); Carl von Clausewitz “On War“. I’ll be honest – it’s not an easy read. My reason for reading was not that I was plotting any sort of immediate show of armed forceContinue reading “Do you want to win?”