I recently got back from the 2014 Legal Marketing Association conference, where one of the sessions was a small roundtable about disruptive business models in the legal world. Much of the discussion centered around Axiom, a law firm that eschews the conventional associate/partner structure and that is quite innovative overall. Continue reading
There has been a lot of buzz about life extension in the wake of Google’s anti-aging venture named Calico (which stands for California Life Company). The new company will tackle the diseases and physical decline that accompany aging.
Often, whenever life extension comes up, people point to the great increases in life expectancy the “first world” has experienced in the last century (from about 50 years old in 1913 to over 80 in 2013) as an example of life extension. I disagree. Continue reading
I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi novel binge lately (I usually read nonfiction, mostly history) and I’m always struck by the predictions in those books, the authors’ extrapolation of current technology far into the future. Often they are remarkably prescient in some areas, while comically missing the mark in others. Continue reading
What is the role of a CEO? Usually it’s to bridge a corporation’s board and its day-to-day operations and provide high-level strategy and direction. Designing logos is not typically part of the job of the CEO of a 30 billion dollar company. Continue reading