Overconfidence drives poor decisions. We humans, tend to focus on the evidence for outcomes that we believe and want to happen, while ignoring other possibilities. As a result, overconfidence is the biggest pitfall when it comes to bringing an innovative idea to practice. Now, research has shown an effective strategy to avoid overconfidence: focus on […]
I recently came across two amazing TED talks about the opportunities and dangers of artificial intelligence. Kasparov explains how it is to get beaten in your own game by a machine. UC Berkeley’s computer science professor Stuart Russell, explains what it takes to stay on top of artificial intelligence.
The world is changing rapidly with regards to technology, security, international agreements, and national laws. So plenty of work out there to keep lawyers busy. However, that does not mean you can neglect the growth and future of your law firm. Who is going to make sure you stay on top and keep up with […]
Recently prof. Antoinette de Bont became full professor at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Part of the Dutch tradition is to give an ‘Oratie’ – a lecture to define your agenda and field of research as full professor at the University.
Employees are the most precious resource in law firms, engineering firms, hospitals and all other professional service organizations. Professionals are paid well, and value their paycheck. Yet, just paying your employees well is not sufficient to keep them happy. As study after study has shown, employees who feel valued perform better and stick around longer. […]
There are at least 1.3 million professional service firms in the US, who combined have a total annual revenue of $2.7 trillion dollars. The department of commerce expects that 50% of all new employment between 2012 and 2022 will be created in the health and professional services industries. In today’s world, to benefit from this growth […]