Doing business in today's world is about innovation and improving efficiency. Sometimes this is a challenge for law firms as they are steeped in precedent, history and tradition. But Jordan Furlong has given us some other reasons in his post "Why lawyers don’t innovate." Hard work and talent will, hopefully, continue to be rewarded. But innovation in the legal profession may also determine real success in the future. I think Jordan has some valuable insights and he also draws liberally from a great article by Atul Gawande, a medical professional with much to teach the legal profession.

Hopefully after reading this, the next time you are encountering challenges while trying to persuade any group, lawyers or otherwise, to take innovative action, you will think of a rural birth-delivery nurse in India and smile broadly rather than showing frustration.