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Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.
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Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.

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Hypes and Lows: Breaking Down the Technology Hype Cycle

8/10/2018
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We’ve all seen the explosion of energy that follows new technology but it’s rare that technology actually lives up to the hype. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the technology hype cycle and why you should be wary about the excitement surrounding emerging technologies. Specifically, they discuss the different phases of the Gartner Hype Cycle from inflated expectations to the trough of disillusionment. They also share tips on how...

Duration:00:37:32

Revisiting the Internet of Things

7/25/2018
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It’s estimated that by the year 2020, 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell update their conversation about the internet of things (IOT). They discuss not only how the IOT has grown and developed, but the problems with it and how it has affected our expectations about smart technology. Dennis also shares about his entrepreneurial lawyering class that will be part of Michigan State University...

Duration:00:36:52

Disruptive Innovation in a Law Practice

7/9/2018
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Disruption may sound like a bad thing to have at your law firm, but it could be the key to inspiring innovation among your employees. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk to guest Whitney Johnson about disruption, the s-curve of innovation, and how these techniques can help you manage your law firm effectively. They discuss how to mentor employees based on where they land on the learning curve, including building up their strengths and...

Duration:00:40:22

How to Delete Data Safely

6/29/2018
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Just like there are right ways to save data, there’s also right ways to delete data and they might be more complicated than you think. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss best practices in deleting and destroying data. Whether maintaining an organized filing system or using software deletion tools, Tom and Dennis review what it looks like to effectively get rid of information you no longer want or need. They also share what stood out...

Duration:00:33:22

The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition Results

6/15/2018
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After a couple weeks of collecting connections, it’s time to declare the winner of the 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition! In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell announce the winner of the competition as well as what they learned about LinkedIn while participating in the contest. They share what surprised them most, their best connection stories, and advice for other attorneys looking to use LinkedIn as a tool. As always, stay tuned for the...

Duration:00:30:38

Digital Spring Cleaning

5/31/2018
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Having a disorganized computer can slow down your whole system but storage is more than a set it and forget it issue. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy talk about both manual and automated processes to clean out the storage on your computer and mobile devices. They discuss reasons not to hoard files and the importance of finding your own method of organization and storage and sticking with it. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots,...

Duration:00:40:33

Dissecting the Phrase “People, Process, and Technology”

5/18/2018
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When it comes to incorporating technology into a business, there are three aspects to consider in order for the solution to be successful: people, process, and technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the pros and cons of the commonly used technology phrase, “people, process, and technology.” They talk about the three different elements of the phrase, why they are each equally important in the adoption of new technology, and...

Duration:00:38:47

The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition

4/30/2018
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LinkedIn isn’t just another social media, it’s a way to build professional connections. But are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell introduce a LinkedIn connection competition with guests Julie Tolek and Laurence Colletti. While explaining the game, Dennis also shares LinkedIn tips, from investing in premium to using groups, and the various benefits of dedicating time into growing your profile. As...

Duration:00:48:12

How Microsoft's Changes could Affect Windows and other Products

4/20/2018
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Haunted by the negative impact of some of their past decisions, Microsoft has decided to refocus their efforts on cloud-based technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the reorganization of Microsoft and the implications of their shift in focus. They also share tips for unsubscribing from pesky emails and what makes a newsletter worth receiving. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation...

Duration:00:37:26

Safe Ways to Use Facebook

3/30/2018
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Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica have swept through the news and sparked questions about whether Facebook can be trusted with your information. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why deleting Facebook altogether might be unrealistic and tricks that will help make your Facebook account more secure. They also talk about Instagram and how it both is and isn’t a reliable alternative to Facebook. As always, stay...

Duration:00:29:26

Is Reddit a Business Tool?

3/23/2018
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Reddit claims to be the front page of the internet but what does that look like and how does it apply to lawyers and other business professionals? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Reddit, what it is, and how you can and should use it as a tool in your business. In the audience question section, Dennis and Tom answer an audio question about cybersecurity for solo and small firms from ABA president-elect Bob Carlson. As always,...

Duration:00:32:24

Navigating the News

2/23/2018
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Finding news that is accurate and easy to access is a challenge in the era of “fake news,” but there are still ways to find the news you want on a daily basis. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the best and worst ways to consume the news. They cover mediums like newspapers, newsletters, apps, and the functionality of algorithms meant to provide you with relevant stories. This month on parting shots, Tom talks about travel apps and...

Duration:00:28:47

Using Personal Knowledge Management in Your Practice

1/26/2018
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The amount of information humans go through every day is fairly overwhelming. From social media posts and online articles, to podcasts and emails, how can you store and organize all of this information so that it’s actually usable? Enter personal knowledge management. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their own personal knowledge management systems, analyzing what works and what doesn’t. They also explain the three basic...

Duration:00:42:57

The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

1/12/2018
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Ten years ago, Dennis and Tom released their co-authored book, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about the techniques and technologies lawyers can use to collaborate with both clients and colleagues. A lot has changed in ten years and, in response, Dennis and Tom are releasing a second edition of their book. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how technology has changed since the...

Duration:00:37:22

2018 Goals and Tech Resolutions

12/28/2017
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A new year means new resolutions for Dennis and Tom. In the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about whether they kept last year’s resolutions, their suggestions for how to keep resolutions throughout the year, and what technology goals they have for 2018. Like their resolution episode last year, they group their goals into themes and share how they want these themes to shape the year. Dennis also makes an important announcement that...

Duration:00:49:28

Pardon the 2017 Interruption: An Annual Recap 2017

12/19/2017
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For the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host an annual recap show in three segments inspired by ESPN’s podcast “Pardon the Interruption”: Toss Up, What’s the Word, and Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal. In these segments, Dennis and Tom discuss topics like augmented reality, voice-activated technology, and cryptocurrency. They finish up the show by rapidfire answering 6 questions in 60 seconds. Remember, if you have technology questions, call...

Duration:00:36:03

Dennis and Tom's Holiday Tech Favorites

12/1/2017
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It's incredible how far we've come with technology, but what are some everyday favorites we take for granted? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell share some of the things they are most thankful for when it comes to technology. From passwords managers and voice enabled technology to biometrics and ebooks, they talk about some of the apps and gadgets that have recently served them well. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip,...

Duration:00:41:23

Tech Pet Peeves

11/27/2017
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Although technology enables lawyers in many ways, nothing is perfect. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their biggest tech annoyances. From iPhone charging cords fraying to overzealous tech reviews, Tom and Dennis talk about all the technology apps, products, and users that drive them crazy. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. This episode...

Duration:00:41:33

Why Lawyers Don’t Use Document Assembly (and Why They Should)

10/27/2017
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A lot of lawyers use document assembly, but it hasn’t turned into the game-changing technology that some predicted it would be. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why lawyers aren’t using document assembly and why this should probably change. In addition, they discuss both the benefits and pitfalls of using this technology, why standardized templates don’t really work as a replacement, and tools that make diving into document...

Duration:00:43:43

Celebrating the 200th Episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

10/13/2017
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In celebration of their 200th episode, this special Kennedy-Mighell Report is composed entirely of listener questions. Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell answer questions about a wide array of topics like client portals, misused technology, and (Tom’s favorite) Bluetooth speakers. They also talk about why they continue to podcast and what motivates them to share their legal technology knowledge. Tune in for questions from Sharon Nelson, Patrick Palace, Chad Burton, Bob Ambrogi, Kevin...

Duration:00:56:31