What Happened to Dickstein Shapiro?, Another Reading List, The Open Organization

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HEADLINES for JUNE 30, 2016

 

DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO IS NO MORE. What happened?

Here a couple quick facts:

  • At 2010 a prominent DC firm they were over 400 attorneys & four offices.
  • By February 2016, the remaining 100 attorneys in New York and DC offices were acquired by Philly-based Blank Rome.
  • Any partner capital contributions were forfeited by former and current partners.
  • The firm was 53 years old.

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RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING for the History Reader

Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill: Hero in Time of Crisis by Stephen Mansfield

When heroic political leaders are in short supply.

1776 by David McCullough

An excellent account of the American Revolution.

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

An amazing read of courage, annihilation and brotherhood.

A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin

Since we are in a refugee crisis, here’s a sober account of a refugee’s story.

Byzantium and Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen Lawhead
Two epic historical fiction novels for the adventurous.

The Habit of Labor: Lessons from a Life of Struggle and Success by Stef Wertheimer

A historical account of one’s journey to British Palestine, the making of a nation and a billion dollar company.

Lateral Moves: A Guide for Partners & Law Firms

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LEADERS CORNER

The Open Organization — The best CEO-written book during this past year, Jim Whitehurst, head of RedHat, has tripled the market cap to almost $13 billion since he took over the top open source software company in the world. And to lead an open source company, you need to lead an open designed organization. While Tony Hsieh struggles at Zappos to end the command and control style that typifies most companies, Jim details how RedHat has successfully designed this kind of organization – and how it changed him from being a top-down leader (former COO of Delta). Notes Whitehurst:

This book is largely about the lessons I’ve
learned on why an open organization is so
much better than a traditional one and how
to lead one.

By Verne Harnish of Gazelles

 

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