Posts By: Preston Clark

Kaplan doesn’t own @Kaplan (which is funny because…)

As we know, it’s always a good idea to secure URL’s and social media handles that consumers will likely associate with your brand. We remember what happened when Netflix dropped the ball with its launch of Qwikster (article). I always felt pretty fortunate to have locked down @lawinsider, and without too much trouble– then again, I built… Read more »

Got 5? Nominate @lawinsider for ABA Blawg 100.

Okay readers, it’s time for me to make my annual ask. I need your nomination for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. The nomination deadline is  August 8th at 5 p.m. ET. I’d really appreciate your support.  Take 5 minutes to nominate this blog here>> If you enjoy this blog and its online community, I ask that you please take 5 minutes… Read more »

Panda 4.0 Just Doubled My Law Blog Traffic

I’m no SEO, but my law blog traffic just doubled and I knew it was going to happen. Google is rolling out our Panda 4.0 update starting today. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) May 20, 2014 Panda 4.0 came through. doubled traffic. — Preston Clark (@lawinsider) May 24, 2014 How Did I know?    An… Read more »

Can the legal profession fit into the subscription economy?

The Billable Hour v. Subscription Economy Who ya got? While we’re all debating whether the legal industry will experience or has experienced a “disruption”, there’s a parallel question that’s of much greater interest to me. The definition of the billable hour, whether in law or massage therapy, is value delivered in measurable and monetizable quantities. One… Read more »

How an Entrepreneur Solves Problems

What makes the entrepreneurial approach to problem solving so special? Why is it that Facebook, with all its high ticket talent, couldn’t invent WhatsApp? The answer, of course, is that there’s nothing quite like the focused desire (often born of necessity) of the entrepreneur. When a problem presents itself to the entrepreneur, he attacks it…. Read more »

Executive Contract Daily

Executive Contract Daily is a regular column that features recently published executive employment contracts from publicly traded companies and the baseline financial terms of each agreement. Douglas N. Biddle, Executive Vice President and CFO, Pacific Financial, Annual Base Salary: $175, 000 Vos International, Alex Minicucci, CEO, Annual Base Salary: $375,000 Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., John P. Butler, President and CEO,… Read more »