March 2, 2017

A law firm’s Managing Partner is sitting across the table from me and he’s at a crossroads. He knows he can’t live forever. It’s time to have the challenging conversation about the next phase of the firm and its leadership. I know it. He knows it. So what does he say?


August 30, 2016

10,000 baby boomers will retire every day for each of the next 13 years according to estimates from the Social Security Administration and the Pew Research Center.

That’s about 9 people per second, which means about 90 people retired in the time it took you to read this...

December 21, 2015



The Titanic sinking.

The fall of the Soviet Union.


Did anyone see any of these events coming?


Doubtful. That’s why these and others like them are referred to as “Black Swan” events.


A Black Swan has three characteristics:


  • It is unprecedented in human history

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