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From VIP to UIP

I charged through the five-day South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. The Interactive part of the annual SXSW festival focuses on emerging technology, and the hot topic for this year is social media. I pushed myself to attend 90% of … Continue reading

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Sour Grapes for $20,000?

The BigLaw bonus extravaganza is back. BigLaw associates will receive an unexpected spring bonus this year in addition to the normal annual bonus. This is icing on a rather dry cake; the 2010 annual bonus was less than half of … Continue reading

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Quitting BigLaw: Part III – Some Practical Tips

Okay, back to my regularly scheduled program. In the first two parts of this series, I provided some reality-checking approaches that may be helpful in think through the decision to jump off the StairMaster. If you conclude that you are … Continue reading

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Quitting BigLaw: Part I – Why Is It So Hard?

As mentioned in my last entry, I am going to write about what it takes for associates who are thinking about quitting BigLaw to actually do so. I am going address this topic in four parts: BigLaw life and why … Continue reading

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The Gym Non-perk

Now that my gym membership is no longer subsidized through work, I recently changed from Equinox to New York Health and Racket Club (NYHRC). 

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Couch Potato? Hardly

When I quit I envisioned that I would be a couch potato for the first couple of weeks. I had at least 10 movies reserved in my Netflix instant queue. This is my fourth day already, but I have watched fewer than … Continue reading

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