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Change Management… Under the Gun (Part II of III)


In our last article, we discussed gun culture and history, trying to understand how the gun became such a powerful symbol of America. Today, we will look beyond the numbers behind gun violence, to identify specific opportunities to lower gun … Continue reading

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Change Management… Under the Gun (Part I of III)


We live in a time of unprecedented change. The balance of world power has changed, shifting from a singular superpower to a group of rising economies, with China in the lead.  Domestic demographics are changing, with political power rapidly abandoning … Continue reading

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Will New York City Kill Linear Document Review?


The Bloomberg administration has announced that the City of New York will now fight Civil Rights lawsuits, instead of offering small settlements. Deciding to fight more cases as a cost-control mechanism creates a tipping point for lawsuits, and document reviews. … Continue reading

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Which Location Has the Best Outsourcing Deal?


Not too long ago, the outsourcing of corporate office jobs was synonymous with India. Big news stories showed example after example of work successfully outsourced to India, yielding enormous savings.  Years ago, when IBM was the biggest and most recognizable name in computers, … Continue reading

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The Republican Party: Three Problems In 2013


The Republican party has a big problem, a really big problem. The 2012 Presidential elections dealt the Republicans a crushing blow. The loss in the popular vote was greater than expected, but the loss in the electoral college was devastating. … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Rule The Bizarro World!


When you manage projects, a big part of your effectiveness is derived from common knowledge and a database, not necessarily a formal database, of what works and what doesn’t. In the last decade, everyone in a corporation “knows” certain basic … Continue reading

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Barclays Scandal Shows Need for Better Executive Management Reporting


Bob Diamond, the former head of Barclays Bank, stepped down from heading the bank because of the LIBOR scandal. Essentially, LIBOR is a calculation that set the borrowing rate in the UK for different markets; for each of these markets … Continue reading

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PowerSearch: A New Way To Pay For Ediscovery


I don’t know about you, but I’m still sifting through all the information I collected during Legal Tech in February. Changes in ediscovery, Google’s release of their new Vault product, and Amazon’s ongoing reduction in the cost of storage and … Continue reading

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Money Laundering… The Vatican Connection


A lot of people were very confused when the Pope’s butler was arrested, and told it had to do the growing scandal at the Vatican Bank. Some said, “How does a butler have anything to do with Banking?”; others said, … Continue reading

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Stop Burning Money: Learning From JPMC’s Financial Mistakes


If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you know that for some time we’ve been discussing project management in the largest possible sense. For many, project management is all about managing the schedule and budget of a project. … Continue reading

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