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Learning from Lawyers

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Scott Rogers, a lawyer turned career consultant; teaches a seminar about career satisfaction for lawyers.  Yup, lawyers. In it, he points out that most of us spend the vast majority of our time thinking about all the ways we’d like to change the past or what we can do to control the future.  The reality is that we have no control – zero, zip, nadda – over both these things. Instead, he suggests, imagine what…

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SB2 video – The Basics of Copyright and Licensing

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Copyright and licensing together are the business backbone of our industry. Both are rapidly evolving. Changes to copyright law are soon expected and the licensing model, as we once knew it, is under siege. It is important to note that as the process evolves, the premise is still here. We now market our businesses via blogs, web sites and emails, but we are still marketing. And, to price your work appropriately, you still need to…

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Stop Trying to Win

By Strictly Business Blog

The other day, in CivPro class (in case you didn’t know, I’m in law school), one of the students couldn’t seem to understand why the professor wouldn’t help him find a way around a basic rule of discovery. The student couldn’t accept that he should give up anything that might hurt his case! He might not win then! The prof pointed out that he might think he’d win this way, but he’d more likely get…

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Maybe it is Time to Reconnect

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Trying to decide how to change your business? Thinking about how to find new clients and reach into new markets? Stop for a minute. Walk over to your book shelf, dust off your books and look at the pictures that you love. Go online and look at pictures from contemporary photographers that you have never hear of. Look at imagery that you don’t really like or understand. Go to a local museum, or sit with…

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