Truth is Stranger than Fiction

The futurist Ray Kurzweil reports that, thanks to a new “intelligence-augmentation device” invented by an MIT research group, users can “‘speak silently’ with a computer by just thinking.”

The device, called AlterEgo, uses electrodes to gather “otherwise undetectable neuromuscular sub-vocalizations” and create data that can be “understood” by the user’s computer system. To activate the

Top 10 recipients of associates’ seal of approval:

1.    Ropes & Gray
2.    Williams & Connolly
3.    Morrison & Foerster       
4.    Fitzpatrick
5.    Shook, Hardy & Bacon
6.    Hughes Hubbard & Reed          
7.    Jones Day
8.    Davis Polk
9.    Paul, Weiss
10.  Skadden, Arps

View the entire 2011 Vault Law Firm Quality of Life Rankings.

This clever animation may reinforce Dan Pink’s message from his new book Drive. 

Compensation has been the tool of choice in law firms to reward good performance, punish the absence of it and drive change.

You will not want to believe what you are about to hear and see…  ask yourself why?

If you are

I believe in capitalism and free enterprise.  I have a business degree before law.  My practicing years were spent helping clients increase their profits… managing partner years helping my partners increase theirs.  You’ll get no socialistic psychobabble from me.

I encourage you to assimilate the compelling evidence that increasing compensation in the hope of enhancing