Category Archives: Decision Making

Identifying and dealing with key issues

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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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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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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Jamie Dimon Needs A Good Project Manager!


A few blogs ago we talked about how undisclosed risk in any operation or project can completely change the game. What used to be the right choice may now the wrong one, when you don’t know the whole story. The … 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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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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The Game Of Money Laundering, Part 2


In our last blog we discussed the origins of money laundering and how it evolved over the years. We know that when criminal organizations create big piles of money, they can’t do very much with that money until it moves … Continue reading

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A Game Of Money Laundering, Part 1


Wherever  illegal money exists, there is a need to “launder” that money so that it can be used in the legitimate economy. In the earlier part of the 20th century, most “money laundering” schemes came from criminal activities. American and … Continue reading

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