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LegalOps PizzaGenics: What Could Go wrong?

Last week, when introducing a new series of posts we intend to produce, we received feedback from some very scholarly people that "nobody has ever heard of the word iatrogenics!" and that we were using terms that would alienate and confuse people.

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LegalOps Iatrogenics: When a Good Idea Can Go Very Wrong

This is the introduction to what I hope will be an ongoing series of posts. It may be slightly less regular than I’d like, but I’m going to start nevertheless and hope that it forces me to create a new habit.

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Parasitic Integrations vs. Symbiotic

Perhaps it’s a byproduct of the winner take all mentality of Silicon Valley. Or maybe it’s a manifestation of a selfish “I gotta get mine” ethos that seems to be growing in our increasingly isolationist society.

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Addition Sickness & Software

Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao, in their upcoming work entitled "The Friction Project," identify a phenomenon they call "addition sickness" in organizations.1

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You're Busy. So Don't Hire a Manager!

We're all busy. Chronically so. As Henry David Thoreau said,

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Will AI Fix Work?

TLDR: Nope. Sorry, problems with work are bigger than even AI's capabilities.

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That's not how you run a company!

“The human mind is a lot like the human egg, and the human egg has a shut-off device. When one sperm gets in, it shuts down so the next one can’t get in.”
- Charlie Munger
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Petulant CEOs & The Big Miss

For one of the first times - in non-unionized, knowledge-based work that is - corporations are being forced to "deal" with the working conditions that their workers actually want rather than enforcing what the company (executives) believe is best. And it...

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AI Readiness & Orchestration

I'm not an AI expert. And I don't pretend to fully comprehend what its impact will be. However, I get the same feeling from the currently available forms of Chatbots and AI that I had in 1991 when I was first exposed to the Internet.

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Avoiding Stupidity: De-Risking LegalTech Decisions

If you’re an in-house counsel, there is little doubt that you are an expert in legal matters. You have the education, experience, and battle scars to bear witness to that. You can mine that vast experience when having to come up with snap judgements and...

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