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    The People You Work and Associate with Can Either Make or Break You

    By Jan 27,2023

    When I was practicing law, there was a partner at my law firm that everyone warned me to stay away from—she was apparently quite difficult to work for. It seemed that once someone got involved in a project working for this woman their career practically imploded. -One girl (a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School) became a waitress at TGI Fridays after working with her. -Another guy who had been making at least $150,000 a year dropped out and took a job with Lexis-Nexis paying $40,000 a year. -Another guy became an outdoor hiking...

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    Socrates and Your Job Search

    By Jan 24,2023

    Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title. In fact, I had never seen him so enthusiastic about anything. The problem with this name was that the domain name for it had been taken long ago and I seem to remember that the person who owned the domain name had no interest in selling it. Without a domain name, it did not seem like it made

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    Ferraris Crashing Into Poles and the Importance of Focus in Your Life and Career

    By Jan 21,2023

    I read another article about someone in Los Angeles crashing a Ferrari into a pole today. The car was split in half. The driver of the Ferrari was Charles Lewis, a famous mixed martial arts fighter whose car spun out of control while he was racing a Porsche. Lewis’ Ferrari was split in two after hitting a pole. Tragically, he was killed. Right in front of my house several years ago there was another famous Ferrari crash. In February of 2006, Stefan Eriksson, a Swedish entrepreneur, lost control of his $1,000,000 Ferrari Enzo sports car...

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  • Finding a Job 4 Comments 

    Socrates and Your Job Search

    By Jan 24,2023

    Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title. In fact, I had never seen him so enthusiastic about anything. The problem with this name was that the domain name for it had been taken long ago and I seem to remember that the person who owned the domain name had no interest in selling it. Without a domain name, it did not seem like it made

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    Patron Tequila, Guns & Roses and Seeing and Doing What Others Do Not

    By Jan 25,2023

    One of my neighbors in Malibu is John Paul Dejoria. According to Forbes, he is worth over 4-billion dollars. Dejoria started a shampoo company called Paul Mitchell with $750 while homeless and living in his car. That company now does close to 1-billion dollars a year in revenue. Last year I somehow ended up at Dejoria’s Christmas party (I have never personally met Dejoria). On a 60-degree day he had several tons of snow trucked in and built a giant sledding hill at his house. He had genuine reindeer and all sorts of exotic animals to help...

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Job Market 4 Comments 

Socrates and Your Job Search

By Jan 24,2023

Several years ago, we were launching a newsletter for law schools. One of our employees, who was working on the project, decided that the title of the newsletter should be, “The Signal.” He was very enthusiastic about this particular title....

continue reading >>

Goal Setting 1 Comment 

Ferraris Crashing Into Poles and the Importance of Focus in Your Life and Career

By Jan 21,2023

I read another article about someone in Los Angeles crashing a Ferrari into a pole today. The car was split in half. The driver of the Ferrari was Charles Lewis, a famous mixed martial arts fighter whose car spun out of control while he was racing...

continue reading >>

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The People You Work and Associate with Can Either Make or Break You

By Jan 27,2023

When I was practicing law, there was a partner at my law firm that everyone warned me to stay away from—she was apparently quite difficult to work for. It seemed that once someone got involved in a project working for this woman their career practically...

continue reading >>

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BCG Attorney Search, founded by Harrison Barnes, leads the legal recruiting industry in placing top associates and partners in premier law firms, bringing a high level of service and commitment to excellence within the legal world. Harrison has been an attorney, legal recruiter, and career coach for over 20 plus years, and it is indeed his passion in life. Read More…

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