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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

I held my latest half-day Personal Quarterly Offsite last weekend. As I’ve developed regular Personal Quarterly Offsites into a personal practice, I keep finding more benefits to this structured approach. The Personal Quarterly Offsite has become a regular, valuable touchpoint for me.
That’s why I recommend this practice to everyone. I, only partly joking, like to say that one of
Continue Reading Reflections on My June 2021 Personal Quarterly Offsite

The Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation recently completed an experiment that I’m already prepared to call a success. I also hope that it will be a model for other law schools to try.
We called it the 2021 Michigan State University Rising 2L Legal Design Challenge.
The challenge question was:
How can online methods and lessons
Continue Reading MSU Rising 2L Legal Design Challenge

I’m excited about the upcoming event in the Exponential.Legal Live series with legal product makers via Zoom. It will be on Wednesday, June 23, at 3:30 EDT.
The event features Richard Granat and LaDierdre McKinney, who will share their stories about productization of legal services in for-profit and non-profit sections, and their insights and perspectives. Attendees will also get
Continue Reading Exponential.Legal Live Event with Legal Product Makers on June 23

I decided last weekend that it was time to kill off some of my innovation ideas and projects, both personal and professional.
And my timing might have been right because yesterday I watched a great Strategyzer webinar called “Why Killing Ideas is Key in Innovation,” featuring Alex Osterwalder, Tendayi Viki, and Uwe Kirscner. A replay is available here.
Continue Reading Killing Innovation Ideas and Projects