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Can PowerPoint speak aloud & read the text in my slideshows?

PCWorld: “Can PowerPoint speak aloud and read the text in my slideshows? Yes, it can. Using the Speak command, also known as the Text to Speech (TTS) feature, PowerPoint can read the text in your slideshows and in your notes out loud. Be advised, however, that there is not a pause and continue feature with Speak. This is available only with the Read Aloud command, which is available in Word and Outlook, but not yet in PowerPoint or Excel…”

Inside Law Firms’ Best Results in a Decade

Law.com – Law firms were able to grow revenue more than expenses despite a big rise in the cost of associate salaries. “The law firm industry last year posted its best results in more than 10 years.Post-recession highs in demand and billing rate growth drove strong revenue growth—critical in a year where expense growth accelerated.… Continue Reading

How to Use Data to Plan a Targeted Library Campaign

Demco: “…Putting Big Data to Work for Libraries – At EveryLibrary, we build datasets and use targeted messaging to rally support for libraries using a fairly small budget. There are a few great sources of data about supporters, and, undeniably, one of the biggest sources is Facebook. We use the Audience Insights tool on Facebook… Continue Reading

The Law Firm Chief Innovation Officer: Goals, Roles, and Holes

DeStefano, Michele, The Law Firm Chief Innovation Officer: Goals, Roles, and Holes (November 11, 2018). University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3282729 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3282729: “So many lawyers are sick of hearing that they must “innovate or die,” yet their clients call for innovation continues to be loud; and, although… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The implications of the difference between facts and knowledge

Via LLRX.com – The implications of the difference between facts and knowledge – Using the foundational paper, Facts or Knowledge? A Review of Private Internal Reports of Investigations by Fraud Examiners, Bruce Boyes succinctly identifies the difference between facts and knowledge to clarify why organizations should engage in knowledge management. Continue Reading

Practice Innovations: The Rise of Next Generation CI

“Practice Innovations” is a quarterly, online newsletter that examines best practices and innovations in law firm information and knowledge management with an eye toward better management strategies in the face of a changing legal environment. “The results are in: law firms with highly effective competitive intelligence (CI) functions perform better, over time than their peers,… Continue Reading

Report – world has become more “permissionless” because of the diminished power of traditional gatekeepers

Via Axios – PERMISSIONLESS: What It Means, How It Happened, Will it Last: “While the Internet revolution enabled “permissionless” business models in finance, entertainment & politics, such unregulated disruptors are under growing attack. From the tech sector to the White House, many object to the divisions these new actors exacerbate or the externalities they often… Continue Reading

Top Lawyers Give Props to Their Mentors

Law.com/National Journal: How I Learned ‘Basically Everything’: Lawyers Give Props to Their Mentors – “We asked more than a dozen leaders in Big Law, small law, corporate legal departments and academia to tell us about the people who shaped their career.. Every lawyer has to start his or her career somewhere. And in the backstory… Continue Reading

Reports – Law firms are having the best financial-growth year in about a decade

ABA Journal: “Law firms increased revenues this year, posting gains during the first three quarters that are the best in about a decade, according to two new reports. The numbers differed slightly, but the conclusion was the same: 2018 is shaping up to be a good year, thanks to higher billing rates and higher demand… Continue Reading

Glassdoor’s list of Best Places to Work in 2019

“Employees have spoken! These are the Best Places to Work in 2019 – did your company make the cut?”  The list this year does not place Facebook, Google, Apple in the top 5 slots, although there is a slim margin between all the top rated companies. In the number one place this year – as… Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Solos and Young Lawyers

ABA Journal: Top 10 Tips for Solos In its Briefly Speaking contest in 2018, the ABA asked for its members to offer their words of wisdom to solos. Here are some of our favorite entries, along with the winning advice in the solo lawyers category, by Andrew Clark of Pickerington, Ohio. Top 10 Tips for… Continue Reading

Amazon’s AbeBooks backs down after booksellers stage global protest

The Guardian: “After almost 600 booksellers withdrew 3.5m books from the secondhand marketplace in support of countries dropped by the website, it apologises for a ‘bad decision’. An “extraordinary and unprecedented” global protest from antiquarian booksellers has forced the Amazon-owned secondhand marketplace AbeBooks to backtrack on its decision to pull out of several countries. AbeBooks… Continue Reading