A smattering of interesting posts from the blawgosphere and beyond
- “Define a Social Media System for Yourself” from Chris Brogan. Lawyers: Brogan says that 40-60% of his opportunities come from Twitter. Do you think you could be there in five years? What would that take? One idea: stop convincing other lawyers to get on Twitter, and start convincing your potential client base to take the first step.
- “Typewriters and carbon paper — tried and true” from Jay Shepherd at The Client Revolution. Shepherd’s posts are always insightful, and this one offers a great quote from Richard Gary about the billable hour that falls into the “you cannot make that stuff up” category.
- “Solve most of your problems by solving just one” from Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist. Don’t try to fix every problem, just focus on one and solve it. You know this already. So why aren’t you doing it?
- “How is an Airliner not like Shrek?” from Mark Bennett on Talented Apps. Bennett looks at what outsourcing and layoffs – growing daily across corporate American (and the world) – have done to Boeing. Apparently it’s not working out quite like Boeing had planned.
- “All You Need to Read about the Financial Crisis” from The Conglomerate. The title pretty much says it all. You do need to know these things.
- “Sally H. vs. Steve Y.” from TomPeters! A live Twitter thread from Sally Hogshead and Steve Yastrow about the Super Bowl advertisements. I’m not big on the Super Bowl ad game, but the live discussion structured around a specific topic is an very interesting concept.