August 30th, 2011 → 7:56 am @ Ari Kaplan
Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for his work in the field of international criminal justice and for his contribution to the creation of the International Criminal Court, M. Cherif Bassiouni, is the epitome of a global statesman. I had the privilege of interviewing him for an upcoming article and he made a number of inspiring comments during our conversation. The current chairman of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Violations of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law in Libya said, “we should encourage people to think they can make a difference.” Listen to an excerpt from our discussion below:
August 25th, 2011 → 7:21 am @ Ari Kaplan
I had the opportunity to interview Dave Glynn, Director of Product and Research Development at the Law Bulletin Publishing Company during the Chicago stop on the BigHand reinvention tour. He shared his insights on the transformation of the local legal market and the double-edged benefit of technology, i.e., increased productivity balanced by higher client expectations. Watch our full interview below.
August 23rd, 2011 → 7:25 am @ Ari Kaplan
With the 2011 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference on everyone’s mind, I thought it would be interesting to speak with Chris La Cour, the founder and executive director of the most recent law-related tech conference, the Carmel Valley E-Discovery Retreat (called the CVEDR for 2012). La Cour describes the event as a conference for e-discovery professionals at all levels in various disciplines. We discussed his background, the genesis for the initiative, his team’s goals and the challenges of producing a conference in this environment, among other topics.
Our full video conversation is available here:
August 19th, 2011 → 10:10 am @ Ari Kaplan
During my recent appearance at the ACLEA conference, in part to sign books for attendees courtesy of Fastcase, I had the chance to interview Stuart Teicher, who is featured in Reinventing Professional Services and with whom I co-presented “Copywriting in a 140-Character World” at the Boston event.
Teicher notes that in order to achieve both professional success and personal satisfaction, one must pursue a principled practice guided by the rules of ethics in any particular discipline. Listen to how his advice can help you reinvent your business in the video below:
August 15th, 2011 → 7:26 am @ Ari Kaplan
I have been a fan of Lawline.com and its CEO, David Schnurman, for many years. He is always striving to build a better product by cultivating a culture that imbues it with passion. This ode to his commitment made me smile, but also prompts the viewer to ask how (if) your employees would pay tribute in the same way.
August 12th, 2011 → 7:25 am @ Ari Kaplan
A colleague of mine recently let me know about Brandon Nolte‘s free Android App called Phone Tracks. The application is designed to help the user stay connected to five contacts via telephone on a consistent basis. After selecting a contact and how frequently you plan to call, Phone Tracks lets you know how long it has been since your last 2-minute conversation with that individual via color-coded notification. It is an interesting way to leverage technology to build relationships. Let me know what you think.
August 10th, 2011 → 4:49 pm @ Ari Kaplan
With the stock market on everyone’s mind, it seems appropriate to share the insights of an industry expert on securities. During my recent visit to Boston, I had the chance to interview Gary Levine, the talented founder and CEO of Two Step Software, which makes Corporate Focus. The tool provides legal and finance professionals greater insight into their corporate transactions from start-up to exit. Technology has transformed the nature of this type of record-keeping and Levine characterizes that shift in our discussion below:
August 5th, 2011 → 7:34 am @ Ari Kaplan
ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to book appointments with their doctors online. Great idea, no? Started in September of 2007 to help people find and make dentist appointments in New York City, it now offers primary care, dermatologist, eye-doctor, ENT, orthopedist, OB/GYN, allergist, podiatrist, cardiologist, pediatrician, radiologist and psychiatrist appointments in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington, DC, Atlanta and San Francisco. It was reinventing medicine then and now with its recent $50 million round of funding, it is sure to completely transform the industry.
Like ZocDoc, Minneapolis-based Zipnosis, a digital diagnosis company that provides an online diagnosis and triage for minor health conditions, is rethinking the professional practice. When I profiled the company for Reinventing Professional Services in late 2010, it was piloting its service in Minnesota, but just a few months late they are available in Washington, Colorado and Pennsylvania, with expectations that more states will participate in the near future. I had a chance to interview Jon Pearce, the company’s CEO, and he shares his thoughts on the genesis of the Zipnosis, its mission and the evolution of medicine.
August 3rd, 2011 → 7:38 am @ Ari Kaplan
Their thought leadership adds to the transformation of the entire industry. I had the chance to speak with e-discovery authority Gabe Acevedo of Gabe’s Guide during the BigHand tour, who shared his thoughts about that evolution in the interview below. “E-Discovery is an industry that is constantly reinventing itself,” he says highlighting that the key theme of 2011 is predictive coding, which he describes as Watson-like in its impact on document review.