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    Columnists

    • George S. Takach
      Canada’s innovations have included high-tech IMAX, but also the snow plough, Canada Dry ginger ale and Pablum
    • Jean Cumming
      In this issue, we reflect on a number of Top Deals (p. 29) of 2016 (and Cases on p. 36). Several of these Deals were outbound, that is to say, companies led by trailblazing leaders expanded into other countries, very often the US. While this is ...
    • Richard G. Stock
      There are a couple of approaches for companies moving to systematic firm selection
    • Heather Suttie
      Lawyers are advised to make changes to their practices steadily and consistently, and avoid overanalyzing
    • Timothy J. Murphy
      In the information age, law firms need to be partnering with a new breed of specialist
    • George S. Takach
      Ransomware has grown into a massive criminal enterprise, and companies seem all too willing to pay
    • Richard G. Stock
      A remarkable case study shows how one client was able to yield efficiencies by creating a performance plan
    • Heather Suttie; Donna C. Wannop
      Lawyers are advised to make changes to their practices steadily and consistently, and avoid overanalysing
    • Jean Cumming
      In an article published on TR’s Legal Executive Institute Network, “Moving from Literary Prose to Machine Code,” Kingsley Martin discusses “Auditable Contracts” (i.e., those “capable of computer analysis to assess their principal characteristics.”)
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      Today, a PR disaster can sink a company faster than a lawsuit. That requires cross-disciplinary teamwork.

    Detours

    • American and British annual selections reflect the great divergence in English-language usage
    • Where to go this holiday season in the U.S.: Let your taste buds guide you!
    • Wincarnis Tonic Wine, which tastes rather like Christmas pudding in a glass, has survived the ages
    • Black Friday today signals the start of a shopping season, but history has blackened many a Friday
    • Who knew? An island getaway off the fisheries of Newfoundland
    • The vintners of this country owe a debt of gratitude to the hybrids that propelled their fledgling industry
    • Perception matters. We should choose our words carefully.
    • Could "Hog Island" ever have attracted so much attention?
    • Heavens to Betsy, where did all these name expressions come from?
    • There’s a tendency to head for the tried and true when it comes to Europe. Flights to Paris, Rome and Prague are popular, but chances are high that you’ll look across the aisle and spot the client you thought you were taking a holiday from. Instead, ...