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What is Your Archimedes’ Lever?

Leverage is the single most powerful tool you have. To maximize our income, we need to make sure our energy and effort is focused on the 20% of actions that deliver 80% of the results. The rest is noise slowing you down and should be eliminated.

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Sometimes life is too busy and you don’t want to do it all yourself. Over the years, many people have asked me to connect them with the “good guys” in the financial services industry. Below are people and companies that I’ve personally vetted (often meeting them in person). Know that they are paid advertisers on the site but that I routinely recommend them to friends and colleagues and would do so even if they weren’t advertisers.

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The Cravath System & Pedigree: Biglaw Talent Acquisition

The Cravath scale drives Biglaw salaries, and the Cravath System drives Biglaw hiring. The criteria that Cravath used nearly a century ago to find entry-level associates with the right “raw materials” are used in interviews for Biglaw firms and other elite institutions today. Here’s a guide to how the system works and how you can make it work for you.

What Is Biglaw and Is It Worth It?

What is Biglaw really like? We explain the workload, culture, and salary scale that define the careers in the most successful and largest law firms.

How to Survive a Biglaw Deferral

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the world, and Biglaw hasn’t been spared. While most firms have managed to avoid mass layoffs, it’s time for the Class of 2020 and, most likely, the Class of 2021, to face the very real possibility that your fall Biglaw start date will be delayed.

Guide to Passive Income Ideas

If you’re looking to boost your income, while finding truly passive income is difficult, here are a bunch of ideas for generating a little extra.

Lawyer Salaries Are Weird

The bimodal salary distribution system is a fact of the legal salary landscape and will have an impact on you as a law student or as a practicing lawyer.

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