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Law Practice Management Division 2012 Book Discussions
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LPMD Book Discussions

2012 Edition

Four locations this fall, breakfast or lunch included


Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m., Christian & Barton law office, 909 E. Main St., Richmond, 23219


To be rescheduled 

Northern Virginia

Details to come


To be rescheduled

Come prepared

Ahead of time, please

* Read the Jan. 30, 2012, The New Yorker magazine article by Jonah Lehrer, "Groupthink: the brainstorming myth"

* Listen to March 22, 2012, podcast from Krista Tippett, host of the NPR program On Being, interviewing Rex Jung, Asst. Prof. of Neuroscience at University of New Mexico on "Creativity and the Everyday Brain"

* You get extra bonus points if you read "Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer. The book has been pulled from commercial booksellers but may be available from that old fashioned source, your local library. Here are some links addressing the controversy that resulted in publishers recalling the book:


True and false:

(3) Answers to True/False
It's more productive for everyone in the same department to be near each other: False Brainstorming sessions are a good idea: False Most innovative solutions from individual geniuses, not groups: False Best to rely on talented professionals rather than including new, untested talent: False Collaborators produce better work product when offices are within 10 meters of each other: True Chaotic building with disparate groups who have little in common results in inferior research work: False

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