The story of the Innovation Lab is the story of the importance of paying attention.  Picking your head up from the day-to-day of your job, and being in tune with what’s going on around you.  I don’t think it’s fair to say that the startup community was clamoring for... read more

This infuriated me

This was a highly-educated, sharp, adult who had insights and advice to offer that could help the Company, but who felt restricted from speaking up because the issue was outside of what he viewed as his designated role in the Company.  Why, I asked him, can’t... read more

Lawyer anecdote

A few weeks ago, an in-house lawyer colleague from a media company came to me for advice.  There was an issue brewing.  Something was written that wasn’t illegal or defamatory, but that was hurting the community and the Company. He’d been asked to follow... read more

On Law

Having the perspective of an in-house lawyer affords opportunities to contribute to deals in ways beyond merely preparing legal paperwork, and extends to truly improving the economics of the deal. From the vantage point of the legal department, I have the opportunity... read more