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Running From the Law

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Erika Hall and Gabe Levine talk about the exciting intersection between small business law and endurance training.

Erika Hall and Gabe Levine talk about the exciting intersection between small business law and endurance training.
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Location:

San Francisco, CA

Genres:

Legal

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Erika Hall and Gabe Levine talk about the exciting intersection between small business law and endurance training.

Twitter:

@mulegirl

Language:

English

Contact:

300 Brannan St. #410 San Francisco, CA 94107


Episodes

24: Tapering and Vesting

7/10/2012
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The race is nigh! Gabe and Erika talk tapering and end up making an Ironman pact. Then the conversation turns to various equity compensation scenarios. Acceleration good. Dilution bad. And according to Gabe, Canadian bartenders also bad.

23: Go, Go, Stop

7/3/2012
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What to eat after a run and what to do when a client goes MIA and stops returning your calls. Erika and Gabe discuss the merits of burritos, beer, and the pause clause. Thanks to our listener Nicole for the terrific topic suggestions.

22: Crazy People

6/26/2012
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There's good crazy and bad crazy. Bad crazy is suing charity organizations and the California State Attorney General because when you're on the wrong side of a beef with a rudely funny cartoonist. Good crazy is running a 100-mile race in the high Sierra. Or is it? Your vocabulary words for this episode are misanthropophilanthropy and hyponatremia.

21: Shark Food and Professional Fees

6/12/2012
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Gabe straps on the feedbag to chat about his Metabolic Efficiency Training. Erika devises some innovative approaches to the low-carb burrito. Then they cover the details of how much it actually costs to hire a lawyer.

20: Why So Hostile?

6/5/2012
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How do we keep our workplaces fun and irreverent without fostering a hostile environment and inviting legal action? Also, more women are marathoning than ever before. Gabe and Erika talk about the brave pioneers of the sport who were forced to dodge the clutches of sexist race officials just to earn the right to run.

19: Risk, Rewards, and Rudeness

5/30/2012
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Gabe Levine, Hamster of Pain, explains how to price your work based on the risk your client asks you to assume. (Hint: More risk = more money.) As he says, you just have to put your foot in the sand. Be ready to negotiate with lawyers from the largest corporations. And what is up with rude runners on tracks? Slower traffic to right isn't wrong...except in the UK.

18: Mediation and Road Manners

5/22/2012
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Fight. Fight. Fight. Mediation sounds like the ticket out of a legal dispute, but Gabe asks what happens when no one wants to settle. And, Erika makes an impassion plea for road manners no matter what you ride or drive. More alert and polite = less death. Please visit http://muleradio.net/rftl/18/ for links discussed during this episode.

17: Injuries and Overages

5/15/2012
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The return of Gabe's bloody nipples! Not really, but there is talk of chafing and tender tendons. Also, when everyone on the internet is always sort of working, how do you track overtime and why should you care? Document or suffer the consequences! Please visit http://muleradio.net/rftl/17/ for links discussed during this episode.

16: Managing Internal Problems

5/8/2012
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Gabe laments his mile-18 tummy trouble during the otherwise terrific Oakland Marathon. Erika and Gabe talk about best practices for employee reviews and dealing with people who aren't working out. As always, clear expectations and clear communication save a lot of trouble in the long run. And keep eating those orange slices! Please visit http://muleradio.net/rftl/16/ for links discussed during this episode.

15: Culture Outside In

5/1/2012
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After a quick survey of the Bay Area fitness scene, Gabe rhapsodizes about Outlook and his genetic lawyering heritage. Erika attempts to describe the interplay between startup and design culture. Please visit http://muleradio.net/rftl/15/ for links discussed during this episode. This episode sponsored by Black Pixel Black Pixel. The secret ingredient for some of the world's best apps. http://blackpixel.com/contracting/

14: Interviews and Measured Truths

4/24/2012
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What is illegal to ask during a job interview? And what do employers really want to find out? Gabe discusses good interviewing practices and Erika shares a bit about the Mule approach. A discussion of personal informatics follows and Gabe divulges the metric that makes him feel most competitive. Please visit http://muleradio.net/rftl/14 for links discussed during this episode. This episode sponsored by Black Pixel Black Pixel. The secret ingredient for some of the world's best apps....

13: Looking for Law in All The Right Places

4/3/2012
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When and how should you start working with a business lawyer? Erika and Gabe answer this question and offer some thoughts on finding the right one for what you need. (Hint: Start looking before you've angered and alienated everyone you know.) Then conversation turns to Gabe's strange fascination with ultrarunning.

12: Risk! Exposed!

3/27/2012
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Know your regulations! Beware of warranties! What does indemnity mean anyway?!? Gabe and Erika discuss how to reduce your exposure to risk as an employer, designer, or developer. Then, they whinge a bit about running in mild weather.

11: Starting Up and Tapering Down

3/22/2012
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Begin with the end in mind! If you are thinking of striking out on your own, this episode is for you. Protect your assets, pick the right business entity, and get your agreements in order. Enjoy Gabe's rant about insurance, which might be a result of taper madness as he anticipates the final days before his race.

10: The Pitter Patent of Lawyer Feet

3/20/2012
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Software patent lawsuits are all the rage, but who really benefits? (Hint: It's the patent lawyers.) Erika and Gabe dig into the downside of software patents. Then they chat a bit about the motivational power of eating and tweeting to help you stick to your running program.

9: Digesting an Ownership Stake

2/23/2012
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Should you accept equity as payment for your work? Erika and Gabe offer food for thought on this matter, along with suggestions for the most effective (yet disgusting) fuels for long workouts and tender tummies.

8: Arbitrate My Fartlek

2/21/2012
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Gabe laughs into the wind as he and Erika explore the benefits of speed play and the pitfalls of “private courts”.