I saw a post from our friend Andrew (Ross Intelligence) where he was finally flying back home after travelling all over the world with his business.
Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic strip) thinks of himself as "an irrational optimist". He says every project he works on has the potential to both fail AND pull a rabbit out of a hat. He considers everything a battle.
They say the worst battle is between what we know and what we feel. However, it is argued that the hardest battle is between who we are and who we want to be.
Legal Tech and AI have both experienced a whirlwind year. It’s been fascinating to watch the perspectives from notable visionaries, academics, lawyers, journalists and tech bloggers alike! The cumulative effects of open-minded communication amongst these forward-thinking people are starting to bring tangible solutions to an industry which, was quite overdue for some serious modernization.
Are you one of those people who is completely annoyed by auto-response vacation emails throughout the year? You have a big idea that needs to be addressed and the guy you need to speak with is away for two weeks at the cottage? Maybe Christmas office parties seem more like a board-room meeting opportunity to you?
On the other side of the coin, it may be that you work for a workaholic and your heart-rate is going too fast to catch up, giving you daily panic attacks.
Either way, there is significant evidence out there that striking a balance is the way to go. Have a look what some of these popular sites have to say about workaholics:
Naturopath, Dr. Salik says we really need to limit our sugar intake throughout the holiday season as it "dramatically affects the immune system for hours after consumption."
You may be one of those people who wakes up at 4 am full of ideas and can't sleep before midnight. Some ideas obsessively grab a hold of us like that. Other ideas are just nice passing thoughts that don't come to fruition because they seem either impossible to actualize or our esteem has been blown to smithereens!
This Fall, the world seems to have differing opinions on who makes a good leader. Leaders are often judged by something memorable or charismatic about their personality, facial expressions or even their voice. A good leader seems to be depicted well in a political cartoon. They may be somebody you can easily poke fun at. Some of you may think of a Dictator, Prime Minister or President. Maybe some of you blur those lines. ;)
I enjoy Ted Talks. I have watched hundreds of them. Up until now, the ones which pop up are the big inspirational leaders who have found multimillion dollar success.
This past weekend, I found myself watching Ted Talks from other countries. And beacuse I have done consitutional law reasearch for Indian based NGOS's, India; a land of awseome culture, resilienace, and personality, was a ripe focus for my foreign Ted Talk exploration
Our friends at ROSS Intelligence have had some fantastic milestones this year. One of them was when a significant bankruptcy law firm "hired an Artificial Intelligent Lawyer" from ROSS. This press release caused some huge conversation online. Some of the comments, I take issue with, in short:
1. There was an unwarranted concern on how ROSS uptake would cause an issue with training lawyers.
2. There was a complete and utter misclassification of ROSS as a "Lawyer".
3. There was a poorly articulated reflection on how technology can assist in our day-to-day lives.