Your company’s finances are the most quantified part of your business, so when it comes to due diligence as part of a potential sale, it’s almost always going to be a primary focus for the buyer. However, even without an impending sale, finance should be an aspect of your business that receives an appropriate amount
Live from ReInvent Law Silicon Valley, where I gave an Ignite-style talk drawing analogy to law's future from finance's past. Slides embedded below and video forthcoming:
Dan and I have written and spoken on legal informatics many times. Inevitably these conversations come to the same cut-and-paste list of informatics examples from legal search/retrieval and decision making. It's struck me that these examples fall into two categories. The first category sits firmly in the 20th century, while the second category belongs
Two new papers on SSRN: Measuring EU integration through sovereign debt & Exploring relationships between headnotes in the Supreme Court
What do you do with that unfinished paper? You know, the one that's 50% there but you don't have the time to finish. Or maybe it's the one that's 80% there, but you don't want to deal with the inevitable two years of revise-and-resubmit. This problem gets even harder when you decide to leave academia. I
The chart says it all, with nuclear winning by two orders of magnitude (via ManyEyes).
Well, so much for that #march11 #Saudi day of rage. Whether it was really the "tempest in a teacup" that Prince Al-Waleed suggested on CNBC (video below, transcript here) or not, the oil complex and Saudi markets seem to have shrugged off much of the risk that was priced in after Thursday's rumors of shots.
Having spent more time than I'd like to recall in rooms with economists, political scientists, and law professors of various stripes and names, this Marginal Revolution post really formalized many of my feelings about current academic research agendae. That said, the critiques are all "in-the-box" and fairly benign relative to something like "your building-block models
Here's an OCR'd version of the list of Borders stores that are closing. Now you can copy-paste that table into Excel. Borders Chapter 11 Exhibit A - List of Store Closures (OCR)