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I gave this talk on the history of the billable hour at Creative Mornings Toronto Feb 28, 2014. There was a baby in the audience. ...

I gave this talk on the history of the billable hour at Creative Mornings Toronto Feb 28, 2014. There was a baby in the audience.

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The History of the Billable Hour: Creative Mornings Toronto (without speaker notes) The History of the Billable Hour: Creative Mornings Toronto (without speaker notes) Presentation Transcript

  • CREATIVE MORNINGS TORONTO JON LAX TEEHAN+LAX Feb 28, 2014
  • FREDRICK TAYLOR 1856 –1915
  • HENRY GANTT 1861–1919
  • “The service the lawyer renders is his professional knowledge and skill, but the commodity he sells is time” - Reginald Heber Smith, INVENTOR OF THE BILLABLE HOUR
  • “the habitual charging of fees less than those established in suggested or recommended fee schedules… may be evidence of unethical conduct.” – ABA Comm. on Professional Ethics Opinions (1961)
  • David Ogilvy
  • I pioneered the fee system, but I no longer care how I get paid, provided I make a reasonable profit. – David Ogilvy
  • IRON ORE PRICES (2011 $/DRY METRIC TON)
  • “The last buggy whip factory was no doubt a model of efficiency…. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” ― Peter F. Drucker
  • CREDITS Tegan Mierle - Illustration Ronald Baker - verasage.com
  • FURTHER READING The One Best Way: Frederick Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency - Robert Changes Measure What Matters - Ronald Baker The Billable Hour Must Die - Scott Turow
  • THANK YOU @jlax @teehanlax www.teehanlax.com