Thursday, April 28, 2005

Lo-tech businesses are booming

There is a plethora of hype regarding the growth of hi-tech businesses and its effect on the US economy. However, the biggest opportunity for entrepeneurs are mundane ventures that have existed for decades. more...>

Monday, April 25, 2005

Are blogs overrated as a marketing tool?

Business Week, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal even have been urging everyone to blog. Is the hype regarding blogs as a marketing tool warranted?

I have been posting to my blog for over a year and it is my belief that blogs are overrated as a marketing tool. This blog has received thousands of hits, has an rss feed and has been mentioned in numerous blogs. However, I have never directly received even one inquiry regarding my law practice from this blog.

Nevertheless, this blog does serve a useful purpose. It allows me, the blogger to keep informed with the happenings within my areas of legal practice. Each post requires approximately 30 minutes of research which allows me to keep abreast of the changes in the law. It also demonstrates to potential clients that I am technologically savvy. However, these potential clients are driven to my blog through networking and referrals, not by readers of blogs.

My primary source of referrals is through networking. It is my belief that in an increasing wired world, people still have a need to actually talk and meet with people.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Doctor operates on the wrong eye and held not responsible

The New York Post reports today about the dismissal of an action brought against the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. The article, entitled "Court can't see eye to eye with suit" states that the hospital was found not liable for negligently removing the wrong eye from a patient because the patient signed a waiver. more...>

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Does outside legal financing need to be reformed?

Some plaintiffs finance their expenses before their lawsuit is settled. Are these "investments" in lawsuits loans? If they are loans, should they be regulated by usury statutes? more...>

Thursday, April 14, 2005

How do immigrants pay for large smuggling fees?

A Chinese deliveryman who was stuck inside an elevator paid $60,000 in smuggling fee's to enter the country. How do these poor immigrants pay such a large fee to smuggler's when they only make $300 a week? more..>

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Monday, April 11, 2005

Best marketing bang for the buck: take a client to a ball game

Although this article is geared towards lawyers, its lesson is clear. There is great bang for your marketing dollar by entertaining clients at sporting events. more...>

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Top defense wins of 2004

The National Law Journal lists the top defense wins of 2004. The top win was awarded to Latham & Watkins for an antitrust victory. more...>

Monday, April 04, 2005

What is it about men bloggers?

Since anyone can write a blog, why is the blogoshere dominated by white males? more....>