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Beta Lambs Knew Not: The Case Against the Early Adopters

As regular readers of this blog (should there be any regular readers of this blog) will have noted, I treat word counts like a hungry, hungry hippo treats white marbles. Since I can’t control myself against writing really, very long posts, I’ve decided that others may have better success in reining me in. To that end, I have, from time to time, written for other entities/blogs, in an effort to place upon myself the constraints of their word counts and other publication standards (I have none). This has proven to be a successful model for reducing the size of my (still delicious) pieces. (You’ll have noticed that LOMAP now creates, for the Massachusetts Bar Association, on a biweekly basis, a law practice management “tip of the week”, each of which makes its way into this stream, as well, following publication with the MBA.) Since these projects have been successful as one-offs, I’ve decided to write for other blogs, and to repurpose those writings to our blog, on a more regular basis.

To that end, I will be contributing a monthly post to Clio’s excellent new collective blogging platform, Small Firm Innovation. For more on Small Firm Innovation, check out the website, the Twitter feed and the Facebook page. (Yes, they’re everywhere; and, they’ve got some other fantastic contributors, too–in addition to yours truly.)

For my first post on Small Firm Innovation, which borrows its title from this post (or, I suppose, this post actually borrows its title from it), I’ve written about the importance of considering the relative merits and demerits of becoming a first mover; and, here’s why you should wait on using Google+.

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I have agreed to provide a monthly contribution to another platform, as well; and, I will announce the platform, and link to my first post thereat, here, in the coming weeks.

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Liner Notes, etc.

If you read this blog to find out who Julia Roberts’ ex-husband is, or if you just skip to the bottom to read my Liner Notes, don’t worry, I’ll still be talking about inane crap and music every now and then. In addition to republishing from other formats on (something of) a schedule, we’ll still produce plenty of first-run content here, for you and your practice.

As if to affirm my pledge: Here’s a new song for you, with which to roll into the Labor Day Weekend:

Pride (In the Name of Love)” by Dierks Bentley with Punch Brothers and Del McCoury.

This remake of a U2 classic (from Bentley’s excellent 2010 release, “Up on the Ridge”), is one of the best covers I’ve ever heard. Punch Brothers (named for a 19th century newspaper jingle featured in a Mark Twain story) are just ripping up the instrumentation; and, the choice of Del McCoury (sounding hauntingly here), a bluegrass legend, for the chorus was a stroke of genius. Love me some Del McCoury and Dierks Bentley.