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yesterday by kartik
The Law Firm Disrupted: The Most Bedeviling Aspect of Law Firm Change |
Um lays out a helpful response to this pit of frustration and confusion, which can be the feeling presented by a hype cycle. If you’re told everything is changing but you see that nothing is changing, why bother? Um points out that the challenges of innovation are not unique to lawyers and law firms. Change is difficult in almost all business environments.

Why? She says people are persistently bad at picturing the future—often underestimating long-term change as we overestimate short-term change. People are also wrong in repeatable and predictable ways. And that is further amplified by public discourse. Um’s final point is to acknowledge that change is hard.

But if you want to make it happen, stay the course. Don’t give in to cynicism.

That’s a good lens through which to view a survey put out this week by Buying Legal Council, a trade group for legal procurement professionals.

For anybody thinking there has been a massive change in legal spending, the report might be a damper. The biggest businesses still spend 82 percent of their overall legal budget on traditional law firms and only 5 percent on alternative legal services providers.

But the report also asked about individual experiences. What actions led to savings?

An interesting result on that question was the finding that the amount of time a company has pursued savings through procurement was the biggest indicator of success.

Companies with 10 or more years in legal procurement on average achieved 19 percent in savings, the most of any group.

“The biggest factor is time: Tenure in the legal category has significant effects on what procurement can achieve,” the report says.

So, as Um writes, the lesson might be to tune out the noise. If efficiency and savings are what your legal department or law firm are looking for, stay committed to making the changes in front of you. What does it matter that most others don’t view alternative legal service providers as worthy of their money? If you’re committed they would work for your problem, give it a shot.
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yesterday by JordanFurlong
Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? - The New York Times
The #USA has 5 fastfood outlets for every #grocery #store #obesity - Call for #culture change - #cooking seen as "work"
food  fastfood  home  cooking  comparison  junk  family  mcdonalds  big  marketing  advertising  2011  lifestyle  carnival  drivetotrust  processed  culture  change  work 
3 days ago by csrollyson
Update Amazon RDS max_connections with Parameter Group · Issue #16 · jollygoodcode/
This thread discussion might provide some insight into manually increasing the mysql max_connections option / setting manually and overriding Amazon's AWS "sensible" defaults.
github  forum  aws  amazon  howto  override  change  mysql  database  db  option  variable  max_connections  setting  totry  example  guide  reference 
4 days ago by racl101
The 2018 Fellows - Obama Foundation
The @ObamaFoundation fellows are announced. WOW! So grateful to be doing work with this incredible group.
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5 days ago by edsonm
The Audacious Project, a new model to inspire change at scale |
Introducing … The Audacious Project, a new model to inspire change at scale
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5 days ago by edsonm

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