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Tom Mighell and I wrote a 3-part article on personal productivy tips based on a podcast episode we did last fall. It’s been published on the American Bar Association’s “Law Technology Today.”
The end of the year can seem like the “Time of the Overwhelm.”
It’s called “12 Personal Productivity Tips for Your Year-End Push” and can be
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Tom Mighell and I, with help from Debbie Foster, continued our annual tradition of looking backward and forward at #legaltech at the end/beginning of each year on our podcast. Of course, we do that in our own way.
Here are the two episodes of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast:

  • Pardon the Interruption: 2021 Edition
  • Dennis & Tom’s 2022 Tech Resolutions

  • Continue Reading Looking Forward and Backward at Legal Technology – 2021 and 2022

    Part of my #blogfirst project.
    We have moved from a world where the big fish eat the little fish, says Tom Peters, the famous management consulting guru, to a world where the “fast fish eat the slow fish.”
    I’ve noticed lately that many of the most innovative developments in legal technology have come from smaller firms and solo practitioners. Small firms
    Continue Reading Fast Fish and New Technologies: Are Small Law Firms Outcompeting Large Firms?

    Tom Mighell and I launched our podcast in 2006. We joined the Legal Talk Network and have just published episode #300. We could probably claim many things about the podcast, but we’re OK with calling it “the longest continuously-running podcast on legal technology.”
    Because surprisingly few podcasts even make it to 15 episodes, let alone roll on for 15
    Continue Reading Episode #300 of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast

    On Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 8:00 Eastern, I’ll be holding the second of my monthly “Ask Me Anything” webcasts. The theme for this one will be “personal productivity.”
    In the session, I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have on the topic, from my decades-long use of the “Getting Things Done” method to OmniFocus and
    Continue Reading November “Ask Me Anything” Webcast on Personal Productivity

    For many years, modern portfolio theory and its adaptation to technology and innovation in law has been one of my recurring big themes. As in your financial portfolio, risk and reward must be assessed and your tech and innovation efforts must be seen as a portfolio to increase your chances of good longterm returns.
    You want to do do things
    Continue Reading Organization Innovation Risk Tolerance Quiz

    A lot has been happening at Kennedy Idea Propulsion Laboratory recently. Seemed like a good time to post an update.

    • Upcoming “Ask Me Anything” Zoom Webcast. I had so much fun and got such good feedback on my recent special guest appearance on Ari Kaplan’s Virtual Lunch. I’ve decided to run an experiment for the rest of the year

    Continue Reading Updates from Kennedy Idea Propulsion Laboratory – October 2021

    Allison Shields Johs and I are having a quick “back-to-school” sale on the Kindle version of our book, Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Guide for Lawyers and Oher Legal Professionals, until the end of the day on August 12, 2021. It’s a great price: US$4.99.
    We wanted to make the price attractive to law students and recent
    Continue Reading Back-to-School Kindle Sale of Make LinkedIn Work for You

    It’s time for another creator economy experiment. I’ve been thinking and talking about trying Gumroad to offer for sale some of my smaller information products (templates, worksheets, handouts, et al.) that aren’t available elsewhere, are valuable, and aren’t currently helping others.
    Gumroad is a very popular service that allows creators to monetize these kinds of products (and others). I’ve decided
    Continue Reading My Gumroad Experiment: Worksheets, Templates, and Other Information Products

    The new episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast is called, appropriately enough, “Does it Take 10,000 Hours to Become a Legal Tech Expert?” and is now available. In the episode, Tom Mighell and I take a look at what it takes to become a legal technology expert these days and whether it is even possible to be a
    Continue Reading New TKMR Podcast: “Does it Take 10,000 Hours to Become a Legal Tech Expert?”

    Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a big advocate for Personal Quarterly Offsites. These are half-day personal retreats designed to help me (and you, I hope) focus on the “important but not urgent” quadrant of the Eisenhower Matrix (a/k/a the Eisenhower Method).
    I’ve been working on and evolving my approach to regular Personal Quarterly Offsites
    Continue Reading A New Use for Personal Quarterly Offsites

    I’ve been busy adding some new content to the Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation website. My major recent success has been posting links to some great videos from the spring semester and earlier this summer.
    On the Video Resources page, you’ll now find:

    • Presentations and Judging from our recent MSU Rising 2L Legal Design

    Continue Reading New Videos Posted on Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation Website