We face threats/opportunities everywhere. A threat can often become an opportunity; a mishandled opportunity becomes a threat. See below for some interesting examples I’ve recently found.
Unbundling legal services and document assembly services LegalZoom change who use lawyers and in turn how law libraries are viewed and ues.
Hiring private companies to run public libraries not only those in dire financial straits but also those doing ok.
BlockBuster filing for bankruptcy – failing to respond to changing competitors and letting 2 key factors slip: quality & quantity of inventory and customer service.
Big law firm upheavals – a consultant suggesting thousands of jobs may be lost, may or may not be realistic conclusions. What is certain that the practice and business of law – and of all of those supporting the profession, the business and the education must change to cope.
Seizing the opportunity to distinguish oneself: Ace Hotels based in Seattle and succeeded with starting a hotel in a down economy