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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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Today’s Biggest Challenges in Legal Tech

12/10/2018
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In today’s technology-driven world, trying to keep up with technology with the traditional lawyer mindset and resistance to change, are just a few of the challenges within the legal industry. On this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about what they consider to be today’s biggest challenges in legal tech. Later in the program, Dennis and Tom take a look at the odd practice of tweetstorming. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and...

Duration:00:37:11

Illuminating the Dark Web

11/16/2018
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What lurks in the dark corners of the internet? Will you, as a lawyer, ever need to access the dark web on behalf of a client? In this Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the need for lawyers to have a basic understanding of the dark web – both its uses and dangers. They give an overview of the types of content that exist on the dark web and caution lawyers to utilize experts when navigating it for their clients. Also in this episode: Dennis and Tom discuss the...

Duration:00:37:16

The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference: Cybersecurity

10/31/2018
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Since law firms are constantly handling private and important information, an appreciation for cybersecurity is vital to a successful practice. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference and cybersecurity. In addition to sharing their own conference experiences, they discuss their own presentation topics including how to develop a cybersecurity-focused culture, making learning about...

Duration:00:49:45

Technology Personalization

10/12/2018
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There’s a lot of technology out there, from apps, to devices, to software. This means there is a plethora of different ways you can make your technology work specifically for you. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about how the personalization of technology has made it hard to make recommendations about technology solutions. They discuss how different technologies accomplish different goals for people and how some have increasingly...

Duration:00:36:41

Using Websites as Tools

9/28/2018
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As the internet has matured, the way we use websites has gradually shifted. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how they use websites and how RSS and social media are eliminating the use of destination sites. They share some of the websites they use, what they use them for, and the shift websites have made from just sources of information to tools you can use. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or...

Duration:00:36:17

Saying Good-Buy: What to Think about when Buying Technology

9/14/2018
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Before running out and buying the new iPhone XS, there are a couple things to consider besides its being the newest and shiniest thing. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss buying new technology like laptops, tablets, and phones and what should drive your purchasing decisions. They talk about how different technology has different capabilities so it’s important to find the tech that fits you and the job to be done. Then, ranting Tom...

Duration:00:36:13

Collaborating with Cybersecurity in Mind

8/30/2018
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One employee with bad cybersecurity habits can leave your whole firm in danger which is why, as important as collaboration is, it’s important to share and communicate wisely. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk how the use of collaboration tools can impact your cybersecurity. They cover the different aspects of collaboration that have the potential to leave your firm vulnerable and share basic tips on how to prevent cyber attacks. They...

Duration:00:40:49

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 to...

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 the...

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 tuned...

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