There are two kinds of law firms in this world: those that bounce from pillar to post trying to take advantage of opportunities that never seem to work out, and those that follow a well-crafted strategic direction, according to Edward Wesemann in his book Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People: and Other Techniques for Managing a Law Firm. The book provides a range of well-crafted articles, not only about strategy, but also about dealing with partners, governance, mergers, business development, and profitability.
Out of the 38 articles dealing with a whole range of different themes, some of the memorable lessons are:
Although the contents of the book were written as a series of articles rather than as pre-planned chapters of a book, there is not a lot of repetition between articles, they are arranged helpfully according to theme, and they are all written in the same entertaining and occasionally witty style. I highly recommend the book to managing partners of law firms.