Contract and Commercial Management 2019: Invest to Do Less

Craig ConteI started my legal career in New York in the late 1990s when Palm Pilots and pagers roamed the Earth, coffee bars were becoming a thing, everyone thought that if you added “.com” to your company it was worth 10x more and no one knew what a subprime mortgage was. Law firms basically lived on the concept that “more” was good. (This also applied to lunches…

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An Unexpected Gift and its Lesson

Nicole Auerbach Before the end of the year, I got a handmade bowl in the mail at work. Not your typical delivery, but one that solidified my thoughts on a question I had been grappling with lately – should I be accepting invitations to speak at conferences/events when I am otherwise so busy? The answer is yes – and the bowl explains why…

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Don’t Fall for Tech & Drop!

Craig ConteRaise your hand if your favourite part of getting a new gadget, game or tool is reading the directions and filling out the warranty card. Anybody?

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume most readers didn’t go for that (I’ve got my eye on you, engineers–you know you wanted to raise your hand!). The instinct to want to “just use it” may work with some personal purchases, but as soon as there is a blip…

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The Power of a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Jacquie ChampagneI had the pleasure of attending the 2018 National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Leadership Conference this summer, and since then have been reflecting on the issues raised. Elevate became a corporate member and National Legal Industry Partner…

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Contract Management: In Defense of Humans

Craig ConteI was talking to a team recently who were conducting a survey for an upcoming report about the effects of artificial intelligence and machine learning on business when we got into a discussion about, “what should people be doing in order to get the most out of technology?”…

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