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Monthly Archives: April 2012

WSJ on ever increasing hourly rate: anyone else get a sense of deja vu?

Posted in Hourly Rates and Alternatives

The front page of today’s Wall Street Journal contains an article analyzing hourly rate increases amongst lawyers.  After noting that average rates for top-end partners rose to $873, the Journal provides this insight (from TyMetrix data): On the whole, lawyers last year pushed through the biggest overall annual rate increase, 5.1%, since the recession, when… Continue Reading

Sam Yagan, founder of OkCupid.com is definitely a “cool person”

Posted in People, Places and Blawgs

At Valorem, we periodically host “Lunch with a Coop Person.”  Today’s “cool person” was Sam Yagan, founder and CEO of OkCupid.com.  Sam is a serial entrepreneur, having started SparkNotes and eDonkey, among others.  It was great hearing his views on the traits of an entrepreneur.  One of the key traits he identified was a bias… Continue Reading