Are You a “Good” Lawyer or a “Great” Lawyer?


Good lawyers analyze. Great lawyers both analyze and synthesize.

What is the difference? When you analyze a problem you take something big and break it down into pieces. When you synthesize you look at pieces and figure out the big picture. Great lawyers are able to do both.

Daniel Pink wrote about it in his book: A Whole New Mind. You can get an overview in this Wired article: Revenge of the Right Brain. In the article, and the book, Pink writes:

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