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    Columnists

    • Jean Cumming
      In the dawning era of artificial intelligence, humans must learn to harness the power of the machine
    • Donna C. Wannop
      Studies have shown that referred clients are less aggressive in fee negotiations, and more profitable and loyal
    • George S. Takach
      A harmful regulatory regime was about to get downright dangerous — until the federal government backed off
    • Jean Cumming
      In our annual student recruitment issue we include articles offering career advice, and we take a closer look at the Art of the Deal and the Art of the Case
    • Richard G. Stock
      Client and firm should agree on the planning assumptions for each task before too many resources are expended
    • Edward J. Waitzer
      Corporations can be proactive and move with the times — or have the times forced upon them
    • Heather Suttie
      Law firms must become receptive to change in order to effect it; here are the hits and misses of good innovation
    • George S. Takach
      Taking software licences for granted, without spelling out terms of the agreement, can cost companies a lot of money
    • Richard G. Stock
      Good metrics should focus on effectiveness and efficiency indicators, and compare to a baseline.
    • Donna C. Wannop
      Many factors will influence an end result. Be specific about what you want, and track your results

    Detours

    • Tony Aspler travels to London to judge the Decanter World Wine Awards, and consumes a lot of wine — and cheese
    • Here’s a sampling from around the world, as used in the English, German, Russian and Hebrew languages
    • Foodies, families, historians, beach bunnies will all leave satisfied
    • Evaluating a wine starts with eyeing it, then “nosing the glass” for its bouquet, and finally tasting it
    • A study of two of our most familiar words show their similarities in languages around the world
    • Will you row your own boat or lean back and enjoy the river ride?
    • No, it's not seditious to use champagne in the kitchen — or when mixing drinks, for that matter
    • There are no end of variations on what the @ symbol is called around the world — many of them animal-related
    • From the American West to Japan, these resorts are calling to you
    • The Friuli Venezia Giulia wine region has the most autochthonous grape varieties of anyplace in the world