September 28th, 2011 → 1:25 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I recently read about EasySign, a mobile e-signature application for consumers that is reinventing the way individuals execute documents on the go without printers, scanners or fax machines. I had the opportunity to speak with the company’s co-founder, Stephen Greenwood, about the genesis of EasySign, the success of its iPhone app, the upcoming launch of its Android app, and the future of the mobile applications market. Listen to our interview below and feel free to watch how it works.
September 26th, 2011 → 1:30 pm @ Ari Kaplan
My colleague, Larry Bodine, the founder of LawMarketing.com and a prominent legal marketing authority for over a decade, has taken his talents to LexisNexis, where he will serve as the editor-in-chief for Lawyers.com and Martindale.com. During a recent meeting, I asked him about his goals for the two sites and what the legal community can expect from their reinvention. Watch our interview below:
September 20th, 2011 → 8:47 am @ Ari Kaplan
When Matt Homann told me that he occasionally sends his client an invoice that says simply: pay what you think my services for this project/speech/consultation were worth, I was intrigued. When I read this post on Lawyerist.com by Alex Bajwa, a Minnesota estate planning attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota, I was both surprised and yet not surprised at all. Bajwa is a creative solo practitioner with whom I had the privilege of speaking about reinvention in small firm practice. His video discussing the firm’s “Name Your Own Price” campaign and our interview are below:
September 16th, 2011 → 2:45 pm @ Ari Kaplan
In my continuing series about reinvention in the legal and other professions, I recently had the opportunity to interview David DePietto, the CEO of NexFirm, a company that helps lawyers create their ideal law firm by providing all of the supporting resources, strategic planning and administration necessary to achieve their goal as efficiently as possible. Watch our discussion below:
September 9th, 2011 → 7:04 am @ Ari Kaplan
Larry Port, the co-founder and CEO of Rocket Matter posted an interesting series of suggestions about generating ideas in a group, ranging from buying lunch to using mind maps. 6 Ways to Generate Ideas in a Group on the company’s Legal Productivity blog offers a variety of ideas for creating forward momentum in an organization. One of the most compelling is #6 — Regularly Schedule Start, Stop, Continue Meetings. Port explains that every two weeks, his team meets for 15-30 minutes and answers the following questions:
* What should we start doing that would help us?
* What’s not working that we should stop?
* What have we recently implemented that we should continue?
These three questions are just as applicable to individuals as organizations. They prompt reflection and action.
September 7th, 2011 → 7:34 am @ Ari Kaplan
The introduction of Reinventing Professional Services is called “The Rise of the White Collar Hustler and Your Path to Practical Innovation.” The term ‘hustler’ is meant to characterize an individual, who is proactive, creative and enthusiastic. I had the opportunity to discuss success traits of white-collar hustlers with Priya David Clemens and Paul Sloan on BNET. Feel free to watch our discussion below. You are also welcome to download a PDF of the first chapter of Reinventing Professional Services — “Finding Your Way in a More Informal, Instant World” by clicking on the link.