As someone who views the legal profession from an outside perspective, I can tell you that every once in a while I get wallopped with something happening in the industry that catches me by surprise. Perhaps none was more shocking than reports of the Mad Men-esque, old-boys-club stories I’ve heard about sexism in the courtroom.
Like a kid on Christmas, my excitement was uncontainable this morning when I walked into Rocket Matter HQ. Sitting on my desk was a box of twenty or so pads of daily planners I had custom printed to my specifications. I pulled out one of the pads, which consist of twenty-five 8 1/2″ x 11″ color printed pages with a gummed strip at the top, closed my eyes, and pressed the fresh planner to my face.
I love my daily planners, and this is the second version of one I designed last year. Daily Planner #2 improves on the first version by allowing me to list tasks, track Pomodoros, and increases the size of the note-taking section.
It might seem odd for the CEO of a software company to rely on paper for a daily planner, but to me, there’s something helpful about using pen and paper for the day at hand that reinforces what it is I have to accomplish. Plus, there’s a certain analog from the computer world that informs how I work.
Continue Reading I Design My Own Daily Planners, and Version Two Raises the Game
This month I celebrate seven months Facebook-free.
I’m shocked by how I little I miss it. In fact, I haven’t looked back. Turns out it was one of the most positive moves I made in all of 2018.
I had been on the fence about whether to leave Facebook or not, but leaving seemed unimaginable: How would I stay in touch with the people from all walks of life I reconnected with? Friends from elementary school through college; friends from South America and Spain when I lived there. It seemed crazy to leave those connections behind.
At the same time, I found the toxic politics and the pointless arguments very distressing. I’m ashamed to admit that I was part of the problem: I damaged a few relationships (that I know of at least) because of overheated political discussions that did nothing to help anyone.Continue Reading Why I Left Facebook and Never Looked Back
At Rocket Matter, we have completely rebuilt our application programming interface (or API for short). Partner technology companies can interact programmatically with almost every aspect of the Rocket Matter system.
For companies that would like to offer cool tools and services to our clients—including thousands of the most technology-advanced and forward-thinking attorneys in the world—integrating with Rocket Matter is straightforward.
Our integration philosophy is to make our product as simple as possible for our end user, build outgoing integrations with the tools those customers work with, and provide support for inbound integration for the universe of tools that can be built on the Rocket Matter platform.Continue Reading Inviting Technology Companies to Build on Rocket Matter’s New API
2017 is in the bag, folks! Let’s pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. Round of applause and pop the champagne.
It’s time get ready for a brand-spanking-new 2018. We at Rocket Matter are big planners, and here’s how we suggest you achieve greatness in the new year.
1. Have an Offsite Meeting with your Strategic Thinkers
In order to gain the proper understanding of your business (and your law firm IS a business), you have to see it from outside, not from within. Leaving the office for a day or two is like climbing a mountain and surveying the view. You gain a perspective you don’t normally have when you’re consumed with the day-to-day struggles of your office.Continue Reading The Law Firm’s Guide to Planning An Incredible 2018