Adam Meyers

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Private Sector Offers Up Ideas to Fast-Track Light Rail in L.A.

<i>Our weekly “New Starts” roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects worldwide.</i><p><b>L.A. Gets Bid to Convert BRT to Light Rail</b><br>Not that the Los …

SANDAG to hire lawyers to investigate Measure A problems

The San Diego Association of Governments is looking for a law firm with experience investigating white-collar crime to determine how …

The State of American Bike-Share

It’s no secret that bike-share systems have exploded across the U.S. in the past decade. From already bike-friendly cities like New York and Portland …

Six reasons why our roads and infrastructure are failing

We rely on vehicles to get to our destinations, but our vehicles rely on infrastructures like roads, highways, and bridges. It's easy to take these features of our cities and states for granted, but according to recent reports, our infrastructure is beginning to fail.<p>According to the American Road …

Frank Gehry's $1-billion downtown project could finally be a go after a Chinese builder's $290-million investment

For more than a decade, the prospect that another<p>Frank Gehrydevelopment might rise across from the architect’s signatureWalt Disney Concert Hallhas tantalized downtown Los Angeles.<p>Now, the elaborate commercial and residential development designed by Gehry could finally get off the ground after a …

Theme Park Urbanism

Angelinos love dreaming about how to improve our city.Tags: Theme Park UrbanismBouncy-House UrbanismOp-Ed

Legal Industry Should Wake Up Before it’s Too Late (Perspective)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The author of this post researches the legal industry and its workforce.</i><p><b>By Ray Brescia, Associate Professor Law, Albany Law School</b><p>The …

What Law Firms Can Learn From a McKinsey Consultant (Perspective)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>The author is the former editor in chief of The American Lawyer and a law firm consultant.</i><p><b>By Aric Press, Partner, Bernero & Press</b><p>Why is …

Management

Design thinking

Explore<p>Create and download a custom PDF<p>Watch the related video<p>Explore the related infographic<p>Employees are overwhelmed with technology, applications, …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

Ask the Expert What Reasonable Certainty Means

By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm: There comes a moment in each expert's testimony where the actual opinions are delivered, and they're always delivered with …

6 Innovative Projects That Are Making Cities Better–That Other Cities Should Steal

The winners of the Knight Cities Challenge should be an inspiration for creative urban planners everywhere.<p>The Knight Cities Challenge just gave out $5 million to winning ideas from civic innovators to help 26 particular American cities, from Detroit to Macon, Georgia. But there’s no reason these …

The Science of Smart Hiring

Finding great new workers is hard. A little bit of empiricism can help.<p>In the summer of 2006, Todd Carlisle, a Google analyst with a doctorate in organizational psychology, designed a 300-question survey for every Google employee to fill out, The New York Times later reported.<p>Some questions were …

Employment

Traffic Free LA: An Absurdly Easy Plan

<i>We were promised flying cars and all we got was an extra lane on the 405</i><p>The neighborhoods of Paris, the beach, Disneyland, a village, the Getty …

Facebook says its best managers exhibit these 7 behaviors

"The most important thing is that we choose managers who want to be managers," Lori Goler, Facebook's VP of people, told Business Insider.<p>Facebook is a strength-based organization, she said, and that means that leadership finds what employees excel at and place them in those roles. In order to …

How to Chat at Networking Events

<i>Cat got your tongue? Our special two-week holiday series, “Connect the Dots: A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking,” continues today with good tips on</i> …

The 10 most important considerations for lawyers

… This is a guest post by Michael Kusznir a Trainee Solicitor who first posted it on LinkedIn Pulse on 15 December 2015 under the headline ‘6 months …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Why Collaboration Tools Are Going To Play A Large Role In Law Offices

Intuit recently released a report about the future of business in the United States. Here’s one particularly interesting prediction:<p>The Great …

The Workplace

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

FRCP amended Rule 26 puts litigation on data diet – will it stick? | Byte Back

You Can’t Engage Employees by Copying How Other Companies Do It

Employee trust in management and commitment to the company have been in decline for decades. Yet we know that trust and commitment are essential for high individual and corporate performance. Only a minority of companies have managed to buck this decline and have built companies worthy of the human …

Blockchain Technology Will Transform the Practice of Law

There is no shortage of articles written about the application of blockchain technology to the law. The majority of these articles, however, have …

Why Highly Profitable Law Firms Are Marketing Savvy

Well run and successful law firms in my experience always seemed to have a good marketing sense. Even in the days before the “M” word came into …

Profit

Treat Witness Eye Contact As a Three-Way Conversation

By Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm:<p>The advice is as old as the art of communication: Look at the person you are talking to. And it is good advice. Eye contact …

From $250 Million to $6.5 Billion: The Bay Bridge Cost Overrun

A new book offers insights on how yet another huge mega-project soared way over budget.<p>After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked the Bay Area, officials got serious about rebuilding the vulnerable Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland. The first cost estimates, released in 1995, …

10 construction workers injured in freeway bridge collapse in Corona

At least 10 construction workers were injured when part of an onramp bridge that is under construction on the 91 Freeway in Corona collapsed late Friday, officials said.<p>The incident occurred about 11 p.m. as workers were lowering a section of the bridge into place at East Grand Boulevard when the …

9 Ways To Do Super Effective Marketing Without Spending A Lot

Looking for a low-cost way to run successful marketing campaigns? There are many tools to solve this pain point. Here are 9 suggestions to get you …

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …