Successful rainmakers struggle to teach others due to “expertise-induced amnesia.” Making an implicit memory explicit again causes the expert to “start thinking about what they’re doing and mess everything up.” Rainmakers don’t consciously know what they’re doing, so they can’t explain it to others.
There's no such thing as a law firm brand. Among clients that spend millions of dollars with these firms and interact with them daily, not one could identify their main firm’s ‘unique’ brand differences.
Legal issues are likely a growing part of business life. How those issues get addressed, though, and what form legal service will take is where the change is happening.
Author Daniel Pink says “autonomy, mastery, and purpose” are intrinsic motivators necessary to succeed in today’s business environment.
Fail while no one’s looking; it doesn’t count as a failure, but as practice.