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Invest the Effort to Find Your Way

Steven Pressfield's Writing Wednesday post today discusses Malcom Gladwell's 10,000 hour rule - you know, the rule that you must spend 10,000 hours (roughly 10 years) of focused practice to master any complex skill. Pressfield has his usual unique take on why the 10,000 hour rule is true: But what exactly are we learning when we’re beating our brains out all those years? What was Charles Bukowski learning while he was boozing and…

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You and Your Customer – Do the Work

Kathy Robertson’s cover story in The Sacramento Business Journal is about how partners at big law firms now have to bring in clients and do the work. In the good old days, partners had to bring in new business, but the actual attorney work was done by associates. Partners didn’t do the grunt work. That’s all changed. As new lawyers pound the streets for work, senior partners are finding that their own…

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