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To identify new opportunity, learn how to connect many disparate dots

During the legal service Golden Era, demand was explicit, i.e., companies were actively seeking legal services, and expressing that demand in legal service terminology. Opportunity was obvious, and lawyers had the luxury of waiting until the conversation sounded like they sound. They could insert themselves into the conversation at the moment of purchase. Now, if you wait until the moment of purchase, you're too late. Here's how to create opportunity instead of waiting for it.

Read your way to BD success (well, part-way)

Tom Peters has persuaded me that it’s important to escape the linear thinking for which lawyers seem hard-wired, and which makes it hard for them to absorb seemingly unrelated information and synthesize fresh ideas from it. Perhaps this is what people mean by thinking outside the box. You can’t think outside the box if everything you’re exposed to is inside a single box.