In 2013, LinkedIn exploded in popularity among professionals, but not all LinkedIn users are created equally. Below are seven levels of LinkedIn users. See if you can identify your type.
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The Harvard Law Innovation Symposium (#plp_disrupt on Twitter) was one of most amazing, intellectually stimulating and most impressive conferences I’ve been to in the legal industry. I got back late last night from the event and…more
A few days ago I was driving down the Freeway and as I took the exit something unexpected happened. All the lights in my car turned off, the engine went dead and the car rolled to a complete stop halfway in the interaction…more
This past month I’ve been re-reading Geoffrey Moore’s primer on innovation, “Crossing the Chasm.” More than a decade later, Moore is still right on with regards to his predictions of human behavior when it comes to innovation…more
Four years ago I started to get busy in my consulting and coaching practice. It was great, I was finally making more money than I had been as a lawyer. I got busier and busier over the next few years but I soon realized I had a…more
A few months ago I addressed a large group of lawyers about building their online presence. I explained the importance of demonstrating what Aristotle called “ethos” — strength of character and authority as tools of persuasion…more
In Bill Murray’s classic film Groundhog Day, his character wakes up every morning to the same thing. The same song playing on his alarm, the same annoying radio djs, and the same Groundhog day routine. Enlightenment comes for…more
During 2013, I spoke to thousands of lawyers across the United States, Canada and England about how to develop business using the professional social network LinkedIn.com. I heard almost every question imaginable, but the one…more
“What should I blog about?”the_idea_generator_by_debbiefong-d52nyt1
“How can I figure out a new topic every week?”
“After my first blog post, I was out of ideas.”
I hear these comments all the time. It is…more
This week I’m kind of on a metaphor kick, so here we go. Think of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter like an ocean of people. There is high tide (when everybody is checking-in online, and looking to see what’s new) and low tide,…more
As some of you may have noticed, I’ve started blogging daily, following the advice of digital marketing legend Seth Godin. I thought it might be interesting to share with you how my readership has changed with this jump…more
Everybody has the same number of hours in each day, yet some people seem to accomplish substantially more than others. What is the difference between these high performers and everybody else?
Originally published in the…more
Did you give up on Twitter within 24 hours of signing up? Did you share a first tweet that said “so, I guess I’m on Twitter,” and then never return? You aren’t alone. And I think I know why.
There are two sides to every argument, and although for the past few years the prevailing wisdom about blog posts has been “the shorter the better,” new research suggests that longer articles (Over 2,000 words)- rather than blog…more
This past month I had a chance to spend some time with my good friend Adrian Lursen from JD Supra and he shared with me something that I absolutely loved. At a small comedy club near his offices, Dana Carvey often shows up with…more
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