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October 2008

The Art of the Chart

October 13, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

A few weeks ago, I read an article much like this one about how "charticles" – short news pieces depicted with charts and other graphics – are all the rage in conventional print media.  I didn’t think much about this trend, however, until I started getting a noticeable increase in traffic as a result of […]

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Social Networking Continuum

October 11, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

I’ve just updated my online book on Social Networking — it should be available for download in the next day or two (if you’ve already downloaded a copy, you’ll automatically receive the update).  But I thought I’d share a diagram that I’ve included in the new version, which focuses on the intermediate step of taking […]

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Making the Most of Solosez

October 10, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

In a response to my last post, the Underground Solo Railroad, a reader wrote asking for advice on the best way to manage Solosez, the ABA Solo listserve that’s now grown to 3500 members.  Without a doubt, the listserve generates over one hundred messages daily.  Though I joined the group when it stood at a much […]

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The Underground Solo Railroad

October 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

Remember the Underground Railroad, the hidden network of safe houses and secret routes created by abolitionist sympathetizers to help slaves escape to freedom during he pre-Civil War era?  After spending time in the company of my fellow solos at the National Solo and Small Firm Conference this past week, I realized that another type of […]

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Solos Must Give Themselves A Break

October 8, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

As I’ve written before, too often in solo practice, we’re our own worst enemy.   For example, as I wrote here, we’ll reject an idea out of hand because it hasn’t been done before or because the challenges, at least on the surface, appear insurmountable.   Even worse, we’ll paralyze ourselves with regrets about clients turned down, […]

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