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Why Women “Don’t Write” Business Books, Plus 10 Good Business Books Written by Women

Why are most popular business books written by men? Three reasons why that might be—plus 10 business books that are written by women.

Vacation and the Big Question

Vacations are important for your mental health. But they also give you a chance to confront the big question: are you happy in your current job?

Podcast #126: Reinventing Your Law Practice, with Megan Zavieh

7 Easy Upgrades to Make Your Office More Client-Friendly

Visiting a lawyer is often stressful for clients. Here are some easy ways to make your office more welcoming and client-friendly.

How to Competently Reinvent Your Practice

If you are contemplating switching to a new practice area, here are some things you should keep in mind.

Podcast #123: Why Mentoring Could Be the Key to Your Legal Career, with Marshall Lichty

Podcast #122: Dear Landlord, I’ll See You in Court, with Daniel Bramzon

Podcast #121: A “Crossover” Real Estate/Realtor Practice, with Wendy Calvert

Podcast #119: How Stress is Sabotaging Your Clients, with Nika Kabiri

Podcast #118: Old-School Virtual Law Practice and E-Brief Best Practices, with Scott Bassett

Podcast #117: Minimalism, Ethics, and Tech Competence in Solo Practice, with Erin Gerstenzang

Don’t Dream It’s Over: How Do You Make the Decision to Close Your Law Firm?

If you can't go all-in on your dream of owning your own firm, it might be time to close the doors.

Podcast #115: Why Military Spouses Shouldn’t Have to Keep Taking the Bar Exam, with Josie Beets

Podcast #113 How to Build a Mom (and Dad)–Friendly Law Firm, with Michelle Browning Coughlin

Podcast #111: Daring Networking, with Ruth Carter