On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Stop Hating Meetings. First, there are some meetings that I don't hate. Client conferences, hearings, trials, these all have a purpose. Most meetings I have been a part of lack focus, direction, and are usually useless. Stop Hating Meetings? Let's not, and say we did. This writer proposes leaving the technology at the door as a strategy to stop hating meetings. Frankly, having my SmartWatch and Phone is the only thing that keeps me in meetings. Everyone taking personal responsibility for things going wrong? What is this person smoking? Everyone in the meeting being patient and nonjudgmental? Are you kidding me? On what planet does that happen? Want to avoid company and business meetings? Go solo.
Americans spend almost five hours a day noodling with their smartphones - GadgeTell | TechnologyTell. Let's forget that good communication is required for a happy, stable marriage. It is fun to play with the notion that we spend more time buried in our Smartphones than conversing with our spouses. In my opinion, that is generally a good thing. SWMBO and I use the phones to avoid conversation as much as possible. That way, we still like each other at the end of the meal, or whatever. I am only being half serious here. If your relationship can be threatened by inattention caused by your devices, you have more serious problems than device fever. One of my favorite poets, Kahlil Gibran, speaking on marriage, said something about Marriage that stuck with me. Stay alone with your phones my friends. They are marriage savers.
"But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music."
What is Growth Hacking?. Far be it from me, a lawyer, to make fun of inside buzzwords of another industry like technology companies. If you stacked all of the Latin phrases I had to learn in law school end to end, it would stretch across the country. However, I couldn't resist this fun little video about the latest social media term sweeping Silicon Valley. Before you watch this, you should know that "Growth Hacking" is defined in Wikipedia as:
They say confession is good for the soul. Whoever told me that a major in English Literature was great preparation for Law School is probably roasting in Hell for telling the big lie. Coming into contact with the fantasy lives of major writers over the centuries merely feeds the fantasy that there is some ideal world out there. And, believing that law and lawyers will benefit from such idealism is a real fantasy. No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. Want to be a lawyer? Get a degree in History or Political Science.