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Hey friends,I hope your year is off to a great start. Mine has been very busy, but I managed to fulfill a life-long dream to go on a Safari in Tanzania for my 60th Birthday. I’ve always had a fascination with nature. As a child, I had several pets and aquariums, caught and released many animals, collected butterflies, studied birds,

What should you do with smoking gun impeachment evidence: use it during deposition or save it for trial? In his courtroom, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Byrdsong has a sign that says: “Litigation is not poker.” Judge Byrdsong urges counsel to show your cards, right away, face up. In his words, “[t]he litigation process functions well when there is a

Can an antiwaiver provision itself be waived? In Gould v. Corinthian Colls., Inc. (2011) 192 Cal.App. 4th 1176, the court answered yes (“we conclude the lessor waived certain rights under the lease, even if the antiwaiver provision applies”).Waiver is an intentional relinquishment of a known right, which may be implied through conduct manifesting an intention to waive. Acceptance of benefits

David Sivers, a musician, started CD Baby to sell his own CDs online. His friends and other musicians asked him to help them sell their CDs online too. Within 10 years, Sivers sold CD Baby for $22 million. In his book, Anything You Want, Sivers shares 48 lessons he learned from being an accidental entrepreneur.The lessons are short, supported

Hey friends,You may have noticed there were no editions of suasponte in October and November. It would be easy to tell you I was busy, but, of course, you can always make time for things that inspire you. Honestly, I was simply unproductive (ok, lazy) when it came to writing my blog for two months. I apologize, and one of

The new year is almost here. So, this is a great time to share with you the Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. I have been using this method for five years now. In its simplest form, it is journaling. But, it is so much more. The system is a highly personable organizational system. It can be your to-do list,

Eric Partaker was a workaholic who had a heart attack on a flight and nearly died. This wake-up call caused him to re-examine his life and seek balance. In his book, The Three Alarms, he shares a simple system for reaching your full potential in the three domains of life – health, wealth and relationships. Partaker calls it IPA:

Hey friends,I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend! My rafting trip down the Green River through Wyoming, Colorado and Utah was so much fun. I was completely off the grid for four days, slept in a tent, bathed in the river, hiked to waterfalls, and even managed to play Capture the Flag. I saw Bighorn sheep, river otters,

There are so many distractions, interruptions and things to do in our busy lives that it is difficult to make time to focus on the things we care about most. Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky both worked at Google designing tech products that aim to distract us. After realizing the effects that modern life were having on their own lives,