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Monday, 22 April 2013

A Review, a Rethink and a Rebrand

Gosh, it's been a little while since I blogged here. I usually spend my time thinking up Legal PR specific content over on the LexRex blog. All things considered, I'm pretty proud of that blog, but this week I wanted to go old school and come back home to where it all started.

Wednesday 21st November 2010. My first ever post. Yikes! I actually cannot believe it's been that long. But it has and I'm still blogging. Other than that - lots of changes. Not just for me of course, but for the whole profession.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Value-based pricing - meh or yeah?

Value-based pricing. What's then then? Well, the clue is in the name. Your client pays you what they think you're worth. Or more correctly, they pay you the amount they think the work you do for them is worth.

Sounds scary, right?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The Battle of the Billable Hours...

Just. Need. To. Record. One. More. Hour.

You know the score, right? You work as hard as you can for 7, 8, 9 hours a day to record 6, 7, 8 hours of billable time. Don't you? Maybe you're always ahead of the clock, maybe you're always behind, maybe you're just right, and your billable hours, and actual hours are the same. I doubt it, but I suppose it could happen.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

It's All About Value

What is good value?

Is it a bargain designer dress from Selfridges, reduced from £500 to £200?* Is it a bogof deal on M&S double chocolate swiss rolls? How about a cash-back deal on a new mobile phone?

Or could it be that a bargain for one, is an extortionate expense for another? I think so, which means that value is clearly in the eye of the beholder. If this is the case, then is it possible to understand perceptions of value, and is it important to do so?

Monday, 24 September 2012

Get Back


All in all, probably a good title for this latest post as I have, in fact, been away for a few months. In July an opportunity arose for me to take a career break and indulge in a little travelling. Whoop! In my view, as someone who has harboured a bit of a fantasy of  exploring south-east Asia since around 1996, it would simply have been rude not to go.