Category: Skills

Why Are You Here?

The other day, the Charleston School of Law was kind enough to invite me to speak to its student body as part of its Professionalism lecture series. My theme was, of course, professionalism in the law. But in the context of why we practice law. If you’re interested, have a...

Straight Talk

  “Why didn’t you tell me that before?” This is not something you want your lawyer to be asking you in the middle of trial.  Or worse yet, in the cells after you’ve lost your trial.  And yet it is a perpetual ostenato heard in every criminal courthouse.  The head-shaking...

How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions Guy Kawasaki Portfolio/Penguin, coming March 2011, 211 pages, $26.95 As a rule, we don’t much care for books for business-types.  They’re like a print version of a cable-channel documentary — five pages of useful information, padded out with a couple hundred...