Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles)

People Who Use Chrome or Firefox Are More Productive Than Their Peers

Research shows that people who use Chrome or Firefox are more productive - but it's not the browser that causes that effect; it's how they live their life. Adam Grant's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, contains a fascinating example of what makes some people more successful than others. While researching why some customer service agents stayed [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Opinion|

A Great Read: How Google Works

One of my favorite posts on the Venture Legal blog quotes what Google calls "Horseback Law" (read it here). That excerpt comes from How Google Works, a book which I recently finished. It was a fantastic read, full of all kinds of ideas on how to run a company in what Google calls the "Internet Century." I [...]

By | February 10th, 2015|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles)|

What the smartest people do on the weekends is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years

Chris Dixon, a partner at a16z, has an awesome blog. I read it regularly and recently came across a post he wrote back in 2013 that I love. In short, the title says it all. While most businesses are concerned about profits (and with good reason, :)) smart people with interesting hobbies are creating the tools [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion, Startups|

Zero to One

I recently finished Peter Thiel's new book, Zero to One. It's a great read, especially the first seven chapters, and I provide my key takeaways below. Of course, I'd say you should pick up a copy of the book yourself and give it a read! Always be thinking about "What important truth do very few [...]

By | December 3rd, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles)|

Horseback Law (by Google)

While reading How Google Works I came across a section talking about "Horseback Law." It is an awesome analysis of how lawyers can best represent fast-moving startups. In short, lawyers using old school practice methods won't be able to keep up with fast-moving startups because those practice methods simply can't keep up with the way most startups operate today. Rather, lawyers need [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion|

From Motors to Chips to Internet of Things

Benedict Evans, a partner with Andreessen and Horowitz, wrote an awesome blog post including three paragraphs that are really insightful. While we don't fully understand "The Internet of Things" yet, our kids will. And the uses they will come up with will likely be transformative. Here's what Evans wrote: My grandfather could probably have told you how [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion|

#FutureOfLaw

Richard Susskind researches the legal industry and wrote Tomorrow's Lawyers. The first sentence reads "This book is a short introduction to the future for young and aspiring lawyers." Early in the book he references Wayne Gretzky's famous quote "skate where the puck's going, not where it's been" and that is a great analogy for the legal industry. [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech|