This is a newsletter about my unique perspective on the legal ecosystem, AI & legal technology, and observations about “unicorn jobs.”
What you can expect to learn:
Insights into the legal ecosystem. I’ll explain the unspoken rules of the profession that senior lawyers will never discuss in articles or presentations. If you want to navigate this industry you have to know what these rules are.
Commentary on technology & AI. Generative AI is the hot topic these days, but technology has impacted on legal for decades. I’ll use stories from my experience selling tech to lawyers to help explain how I believe AI will make its way through the legal industry.
How to become a unicorn. There exist jobs out there where you’re paid well to do meaningful work. It’s not easy to find, though. You need to develop rare, valuable skills (often related to sales) and apply them to a niche that’s growing quickly. I’m lucky enough to have a unicorn job, and I’ll share insights into how I found it.
🔒 For paying subscribers:
Monthly deep dives on key topics. Every month I will release content—articles and courses—designed to provide insights into some area of expertise I have. Previous examples include business development, marketing strategies, and how to use social media to drive sales. See more here.
Archives of my old posts. My views evolve over time, so older articles are probably less relevant to my newest ones. Which is why I’ve decided to hide them behind a paywall. My latest thoughts will continue to be available to free subscribers.
How much does it cost? $10/month or $100/year. Many subscribers expense this newsletter using their learning, professional development, or training budget.
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