Zen & the Art of Legal Networking

Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Predict your Own Future

The ILN is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year, so I’ve been busy putting the final touches on our upcoming annual meeting in London, which is where it all began! So I’m grateful for today’s blog post from Jaimie Field, who has a great recommendation for you!


I can predict your future (even if you cannot):

If you are doing the same thing today that you were doing yesterday, and the day before, and the day before that, you will get what you have always gotten.

There is an oft used definition of “insanity”: Doing the same thing but expecting different results.

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Week of March 11, 2013 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

I’m back from my trip around the world, including our 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (for photos, check our our Facebook page here). It’s great to be back in the office, and back to writing the roundup!

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: It’s Not What You Know

I’ve been traveling on an 11-day trip around the world, currently in the Philippines for our 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Meeting. So I’m glad to be able to share Jaimie Field‘s recommendation this week while I’m on the road!


It’s not what you know.

It’s not who you know.

It’s about who knows what you know.

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Happy Blogiversary to Zen & The Art of Legal Networking!

Four years ago today, I wrote my first post here at Zen & The Art of Legal Networking.

Before I launched Zen, I really didn’t think I’d have much to say – I’m sure those of you who read this blog regularly are chuckling, since you know I’m definitely one of the more wordy legal bloggers out there. But after joining Twitter in April 2008 and connecting with people in the legal community, I was often inspired by them and realized I had more to contribute to the conversation than 140 characters would permit. So Zen was born. 

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Week of February 18, 2013 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It feels more like Monday than Friday here, so without further ado, your roundup!

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Rainmaking Recommendation from Jaimie Field: Go the Extra Mile

This morning, I’m bringing you another great recommendation from rainmaking expert, Jaimie Field, Esq!


There truly is a difference between “doing your job” and “going the extra mile”. It is this difference that will skyrocket your rainmaking efforts as people begin to talk about the fact that you are no ordinary attorney.

How do you “go the extra mile”?

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Week of February 11, 2013 on ILNToday – A Roundup!

It’s the end of another week here and it’s been a busy one! We’re putting the final touches on our 2013 Asia Pacific Meeting in the Philippines at the beginning of March, and finalizing details for our 25th Annual Meeting in London – we’re super excited about that, which will feature some very special guests and lovely activities to celebrate our 25th year.

We’ve seen a lot of interesting content coming from around the world this week:

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Superbowl Commercials – The Forgettable 2013

Arguably worse than those commercials that are bad and ugly are those that are forgettable. If a commercial airs during the Superbowl and no one remembers it, does it make a sound? (A la, if a tree falls in the forest…)

There were definitely a few forgettable commercials during the Superbowl this year – so forgettable that I either don’t remember seeing them at all, or have only a vague recollection of them after seeing them included on the list of aired spots. Let’s look at a few, and in particular, how they could have been more memorable, and why law firms don’t want to fall into the same quagmire of forgettableness. 

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ILN-terviews: Tom Carsten Troberg, Okland & Co.

Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Tom Carsten Troberg of our member firm, Okland & Co in Norway!

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
I work in a mid-size law firm, focusing on all aspects of Norwegian business law.

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