Strategic drift – a risk for partnerships

Posted on: December 29, 2011

In most of the courses I teach and the coaching provided to senior lawyers, accountants and surveyors I talk about the importance of having a firm-wide strategy. Even if it is merely an “umbrella strategy” of some overall parameters about how the equity partners hope that the firm will develop and grow in the future. […]

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Book review: Chaotics – The business of managing and marketing in the age of turbulence (scenario planning)

Posted on: July 14, 2011

By Philip Kotler and John A Caslione This review appeared in Professional Marketing magazine (http://www.pmforum.co.uk/magazine/index.aspx) a while back. But I keep mentioning the book to people so thought I’d publish it here. This book about scenario planning actually cheered me up. Why? Because it provided a huge amount of information about what is going on in the […]

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Book Review: Understanding Digital Marketing – Marketing strategies for engaging the digital generation (Damian Ryan and Calvin Jones)

Posted on: June 11, 2011

As far as I can make out, this book is one of those set for the CIM/CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing, It provides an excellent introduction to digital marketing. It’s a relatively easy and quick to read 276 pages although as well as the glossary and index it would have been good to have a […]

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Using Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard as a business planning tool

Posted on: May 10, 2011

Most people who have completed management studies or an MBA will be familiar with this model. But there are a couple of professional practices that I work with who have used it in anger and have effectively built their integrated firm business plan, departmental business plans and individual partner plans using it with good results. […]

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Law Firm Strategy – Are law firm leaders in denial about the perfect storm or hanging on for the final big catch?

Posted on: May 6, 2011

An article on law firm strategy written recently by myself (Kim Tasso, management consultant in professional services) and Roger Bell (a strategy consultant for listed companies). Please note that the George Clooney references were my idea ! Whilst the media focuses on the latest development in the onslaught of change facing the profession, it is easy […]

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