More Money Won't Work: How to Cultivate Creativity in Today's Knowledge Economy

In 1776 the pioneer of political economy Adam Smith theorized that dividing labour could maximize efficiency within a pin factory. One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it and a fourth points it, argued the Scotsman. Accordingly, output would increase dramatically.

The Industrial age took the example as its efficiency ethos, and the beginnings of modern business process were born.

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Biglaw Needs to Trim Some Fat and Legaltech is the Profession's New Personal Trainer

If you spend a little time looking at the landscape of the legal business—some say "profession" (adorable and kind of antiquated)—you will note that there is a traditional view of what it means to be successful.

If you wanted to spot a successful lawyer, you would look up, way up, at a glass tower of brand name law firm operating as part of what has become known as "Biglaw."

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Kik Acquires GIF Messenger Relay, Announces $38.3 Million Series C Funding

Kik Interactive announced this morning it has acquired Relay, a leading GIF messenger, and raised a $38.3 million Series C round of funding.

The funding round was led by Valiant Capital Partners with participation from new investors Millennium Technology Value Partners and SV Angel, and existing investors Foundation Capital, RRE Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

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