The answer to the Future Lawyer….

Source: Mugdom Tomorrow I am going to speak to a room full of Futurists – lawyers, economist, artists, teachers, entrepreneurs and I am lost for words….for now. Even if I were to look into a crystal ball, the view of the future is not clear, except what is clear is there is uncertainty and the question of how we are going to live, is partly embracing that certainty. If I were to look at the trends of the last few years, what is clear is that social media, not withstanding recent media attention, has taken centre stage in terms of … Continue reading The answer to the Future Lawyer….

Re-Writing one’s history

It’s a few more days and 2017 will be history. The seconds to 2018 will tick and we will start pondering what will the new year bring. Perhaps more importantly, how was 2017, what happened, what did we achieve, who did we see, what experiences did we encounter. Life — how do we measure it? Prof. Clayton Christensen’s book is simply too on the point to ignore. Do you want more money, greater general wealth, better relationships, a new start, better work colleagues? The list is endless…. Pockets of world news can shape and inform part of how we think, with further … Continue reading Re-Writing one’s history

Real deal on Future lawyers

Diversity, flexibility, options and living as we wish – whilst seemingly simple is harder to achieve than one thinks. As we share stories of what we would be doing if we are not a lawyer, the answer was broad – pilot, opera singer, teacher, boat maker….the list goes on… What do we want as future lawyers? Work life balance. Some recommended we put it on the agenda. That it is ok to talk about stress, bring in psychologists, speak to our bar, approach management and focusing and investing in the problem. Technology can be seem as a blessing or curse- … Continue reading Real deal on Future lawyers

Objectifying Blockchain 1

When you see a room full of lawyers eager to learn about blockchain, you know one is about to see a sea change. Financial cryptography they start, is a study between the spaces; going back to The Netherlands in the 90s, we are given a tour of history of how signatures are minted onto coins and cheques… Digi-cash, the first wave of digital money on the internet. Whilst it did not survive, other secure online businesses such as paypal came to the fore. What is a bond? What’s a dollar? How do we digitise? How do we keep the contract … Continue reading Objectifying Blockchain 1

The Japanese maple leaf

(pic source: The Spruce)   It came upon her like a snow flake, As she watched the autumn leaves fall; One stood out, among the green, one perfect Japanese maple 6 leaf fell to the ground. Where it came from did not matter, Taking it in her hand she returns to the kitchen; There smells of cocunut, curry mixed with greens fill her senses, With metta, so much metta. Students across the Dhamma centre sit in total silence, Nothing to be heard, yet that of an indignant fly, but even that is clouded by the silence; Sunrays penetrate through the … Continue reading The Japanese maple leaf

Law, Ethics and AI – Ingredients for success or otherwise?

When one speaks of AI, there are normally one of two reactions? The first is one of excitement, opportunity and hope for the future. The second is one of worry and fear of losing jobs   Is there a third way where we can balance the two? As AI conferences start popping up across the world, there is a sense of urgency for all stakeholders to understand what exactly is going on.  For many computer scientists, this has been their daily bread and butter, and with new startups and companies embracing and appreciating such intelligence and technologies there is an … Continue reading Law, Ethics and AI – Ingredients for success or otherwise?

Randomness for improvisors

    Some say think before you speak. Why not speak before you think? Randomness surprises out.  What about words to live by? Do you recall life mottos that inspire you? How about words or characters carry meaning for you? Think of ‘Just do it.’  How profound is it? How about the words ‘always’ and ‘never’.  Is it a metaphor for something? Even if we don’t know what it really means, why not sit and think what it carries for us? When we promise ourselves something, follow a motto that someone lives by, that can really carry us through good … Continue reading Randomness for improvisors