I read a recent headline in the Boston Globe entitled “Behind the scenes of the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’” and thought for sure they must be talking about VP’s of Sales at technology startups. But unfortunately, no. The article refers to the increasingly important role of “data scientists”. It states “…as companies across […]

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Being a sports-savvy group of New Englanders, we Brightleaf folks pay attention to goings-on around the Red Sox clubhouse. Like most people here, we were beside ourselves in 2004, thrilled to be thrilled again in 2007, and in 2011, we felt like the “25 guys, 25 taxis” team was making a resurgence. Needless to say, […]

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Now that we’re done shoveling snow, we can turn to this interesting article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.  The theme suggested by its title, “Big Law Firms Keep Lid on Associate Bonuses,” is hardly new or suprising.  Given the overall economic climate, nobody really expected associate compensation to skyrocket.  What’s worth noting however is this little graph […]

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Online newsmagazine Slate checked in yesterday with this story about how law schools acting in their own financial interest are creating an oversupply of debt-laden grads who cannot find jobs in the legal profession.  While the article doesn’t contain much in the way of shocking new revelations, it very nicely summarizes the disconnect between how prospective J.D.’s […]

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Two great articles in the New York Times Business section today:  one on the vibrant tech scene in Boulder and one focusing on our friends at The Foundry Group (featuring a nice little b.leaf mention towards the end).  Boulder is a fantastic place for emerging businesses.  A “what if/why not” energy permeates the whole city.  As the Times points […]

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Just below the fold on page one of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal is a feature article titled “‘Billable Hour’ Under Attack.”  Its authors, Nathan Koppel and WSJ’s resident law blogger, Ashby Jones, bring to the surface much of what has been increasingly appearing in the print and online trade press over the past eighteen months.  […]

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