Saturday, January 04, 2003
I'm convinced that business success in the future starts with the question, What should I do with my life? Yes, that's right. The most obvious and universal question on our plates as human beings is the most urgent and pragmatic approach to sustainable success in our organizations. People don't succeed by migrating to a "hot" industry (one word: dotcom) or by adopting a particular career-guiding mantra (remember "horizontal careers"?). They thrive by focusing on the question of who they really are -- and connecting that to work that they truly love (and, in so doing, unleashing a productive and creative power that they never imagined). Companies don't grow because they represent a particular sector or adopt the latest management approach. They win because they engage the hearts and minds of individuals who are dedicated to answering that life question. [para.] This is not a new idea. But it may be the most powerfully pressing one ever to be disrespected by the corporate world.Judge Alex Kozinski: Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit certified an interesting question to the California Supreme Court in the ever-popular "sex.com" domain name dispute. The question concerns whether, under California law, Internet domain names are "property" for purposes of the tort of conversion (essentially, civil law's version of theft). It includes an exceptionally well written, entertaining and persuasive dissent by Judge Kozinski, and the entire order is highly instructive on the process of certifying questions from the Ninth Circuit to the California Supreme Court. You can read it here (PDF). As interesting as all this is to me, it is less interesting than the fact -- evident in the three-worded link above, pointing to pertinent How Appealing posts from yesterday -- that within three hours Howard's initial post had resulted in email from Court of Appeals law clerks, California appellate practitioners and Harvard law students (among others, I'm sure) answering questions and offering opinion about issues raised by the certification order. Again, I think the weblog format is utterly unique in its ability to engender discussions like this in the legal field, discussions unhindered by geography or the particular professional, governmental or academic institution the participants call "home." Of course, the credit is not simply the technology's. Howard's knowledgeable, open and droll writing encourages dialogue. Note too that conversation is not hampered by the fact there are no comments at How Appealing. Given the judicial status or affiliation of many of Howard's readers, the ability to comment through email, with anonymity if desired, actually must encourage colloquy. Diet Vanilla Coke: Last but not least. Needs no further explanation. Simply bliss. See you in a few.
Friday, January 03, 2003
"Upon further considerationof the application of counsel for the applicant, and the response filed thereto, It is ordered that the stay of the execution and enforcement of the judgment heretofore issued by the undersigned on Dec. 26, 2002, is hereby vacated. The application for stay is, in all respects, denied. signed Sandra D. O'Connor, Assoc. J. 1-3-03."[via the California Supreme Court] Remittitur issued today. Good coverage at InfoWorld, and the AP report at ABC.
Thursday, January 02, 2003
Wednesday, January 01, 2003
I'm a middle-aged slightly right-wing conservative living in the People's Republic of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with my husband, two dogs, and a cat. I work as a court-appointed children's attorney for abused/neglected kids over in beautiful downtown Jay, Oklahoma. I'll be talking about politicians (that B.A. in PolySci's gotta be good for something right?) and other idiots, my grandson and what ever else strikes my fancy...And these are via the Blawg Ring: I've been enjoying The Greedy Clerks Board for awhile through mentions at Howard's. Both erudite and gossipy, it's a window into a part of our judicial system unique unto itself. eardrumbuzz appears to be a blog associated with this digital media company of the same name, and includes an IP law category. legalistic is by English solicitor Charles Ranson. Larry Kestenbaum writes Polygon, The Dancing Bear, maintains this interesting site that "tells where the dead politicians are buried," and has an impressive Nigerian spam collection. As mentioned here earlier, xrlq has been following the John Dwyer story and recently got written up in the California legal press on the subject. He also points out an interesting disparity between the headlines chosen for the article in northern vs. southern California. Handakte WebLAWg is a german legal blog. Pasadena lawyer and mediator Justene started Calblog just a few days ago, and already it's full of useful news, links and comment. Some 2003 Day 1 Blawg Statistics: The Blawg Ring is up to 72 members. I count about 130 in Ernie's Law Blogs Outline, and I'm listing over 160 here. ChessLaw is blawg-stalking at this link, the J-Files Blog Authority experiment has a law blogs emphasis, and Eatonweb's law category is getting, well, really long. I remember finding about five such pages this time last year. What will January '04 look like? I'm not sure, but suspect being a computer program could be important in keeping up. [via Justene]
Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Monday, December 30, 2002
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