Today’s Litigators Leave Little to Chance

Going to trial in a civil case requires parties to take some level of risk. Whenever something goes in front of a jury, the possible range of outcomes is wide. This can be scary for people who have legitimate claims they’re relying on. Though lawyers recognize the risks of going to trial, many are taking steps to reduce the variance in litigation. Simply arguing the facts and leaving things to chance is not good enough to some lawyers. Many are reaching out to expert witnesses to help them seal the deal when things head to trial.

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Curation – Automation versus Imagination

curatorWith the explosive growth of the Internet, anyone might question whether it is worth writing even more to add to the mountain of information that is there. Surely almost any opinion or view is to be found among material that has already been created. Why add to the Tower of Babel that’s been growing over the recent decades? Continue reading “Curation – Automation versus Imagination”

Are you too intelligent to be wrong

thinkerIntelligence is always seen as a positive attribute. In a team game selection, it is often the more intelligent players who are selected first.  Most of us would like to be thought as highly intelligent by our friends and colleagues. What could possibly be wrong with that attitude?

 

Well not everyone agrees.  Here are just two opposing views but there are many more: Continue reading “Are you too intelligent to be wrong”

Security at all costs, but…

One of the most surprising incidents in recent days was that Transport Canada ordered a Toronto-to-Sao Paulo flight to backtrack to Pearson about four hours after its midnight departure. The Air Canada flight’s U-turn after a security breach puzzled the experts. By 6:30 a.m., police in Toronto apprehended the passenger. He was released after authorities determined there was “no criminality involved.” Continue reading “Security at all costs, but…”

Are We There Yet

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Keeping everyone entertained on a long car trip can be difficult. Not everyone is going to be able to read a book or fall asleep while the car is in motion. The good news is that you can put a DVD player in your car that can play movies or video games to give your back-seat passengers something to do while on the road. Continue reading “Are We There Yet”

Backup Your Digital Assets

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Ensuring your assets are protected against all risks is a prudent approach. In some ways that was easier when most assets were physical. Protecting against fire and theft has been practiced over the decades and refined methods can ensure such protection has adequate reliability at affordable costs.

When it comes to digital assets, technology is advancing rapidly and what was best practice a few years ago may well have been superseded by improved devices and processes. Given backup is a critical function, it is not surprising that there are almost an embarrassment of choices. Continue reading “Backup Your Digital Assets”

Digital Mastery

digital masteryIf you feel like you have your finger on the pulse of your smartphone, tablet, computer and anything else electronic, and further, you feel like you know how to reach people through this form of communication, you should check into the University of Florida’s Digital Marketing Degree to bolster your natural abilities in this ever-expanding field for media aficionados. Continue reading “Digital Mastery”

How Can MS Dynamics Make Your Business More Efficient

service with a smileThis article is contributed by Mike Spalding.

Business is all about communication. Without communication, you have no clients, no suppliers, no way to discover or connect with prospective new clients. Communication is the lifeblood of every business.

A lot of people make an assumption that communication simply involves the act of communicating itself – phoning someone, emailing someone, connecting with an individual on LinkedIn – the connection itself. Continue reading “How Can MS Dynamics Make Your Business More Efficient”

Help is defined by the recipient

help is defined by the recipientPeter Drucker, perhaps the wisest management consultant ever, coined the phrase shown in the image to the right almost 50 years ago. If you are offering help to someone, it is only help if they acknowledge that it is useful to them. If someone has not asked for help, you should tread very carefully before offering any. Very often someone is not asking for help because they don’t believe they need help. When you offer help in that situation, the recipient may become angry that you are criticizing the way they are doing things. Continue reading “Help is defined by the recipient”