When you see a startup founded by a lawyer, you know it's destined for failure

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There was / is a video company called snakt -- seems to be going nowhere

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I can't think of a single startup outside of legal tech that has a lawyer founder

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Candidate Yang's test prep company that was somehow sold to uncritical media as a "tech startup" was founded by a several month alumnus of Davis Polk, right? and that was bought for a few tens of millions, I gather. (and that one fairly successful exit was the basis of the uncritical media characterization of him as a wealthy tech entrepreneur)

The guys who made Halo Top

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Check out Kindred AI. Co founder is a former patent lawyer.

History is littered with failed companies founded by lawyers, but a couple of wild successes come to mind:

Peter Thiel, former Sullivan and Cromwell securities lawyer who founded PayPal

David Bonderman, former Arnold and Porter litigation partner who founded TPG Capital

An interesting discussion topic would be why lawyers often suck as entrepreneurs.

When you think about it, every lawyer who has ever hung a shingle is technically an entrepreneur.

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Why are lawyers plagued with start up woes!

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Interested to hear from others their top 10 fav desired companies across North America & Canada for Sr tech recruiter ? 🤪🫠

Existing HR be like: Mujhse jo nazrein churane lage ho Lagta hai koi aur gali jaane lage ho 😂😂

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Is anyone there from POA Advisory who got their appraisal letter?

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If someone have you $10k, what would you do with it ?

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Infosys did anyone get call from hr after getting mail like this... Pls respond immediate
Thank you for taking the time to interview with Infosys. Based on your interview with us, we regret to inform you that there appears to be a mismatch in competencies vis-a-vis expectations of the role as ascertained by our panelists through the interview process. We will, however, save your profile in our database and will connect with you. if there is a relevant opportunity in future. We wish you the best.

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Hello All,

I am currently working in CK Bia - HIL, as an Assistant Marketing Manager. I am taking care of the BTL activities, brand activation for PAN India.

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I am looking for a job change. Please help

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Our BAs want a Yes/No radio button you can only set to No.
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Is it just me or is this the solution you'll only see in public?

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Has anyone moved from attorney, to in-house at a company (more legal compliance/HR then the legal department), stayed there for a while, and then transitioned back to being an attorney? I’m thinking about taking a Human Resource position/compliance roll (employment law is my background) but I’m worried that in the future it will look bad on my resume if I want to transition back into being an attorney if I dislike the HR/compliance position. I’ve been practicing 2 years.

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I’m a baby lawyer (2020 grad) and I just got hit with my first “hey you’re a lawyer right?” From a high school classmate lol I feel like I’m officially an attorney now.

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I’m currently dealing with an opposing party and/or counsel from hell. How much crap do you guys typically put up with before brining up the possibility of seeking Rule 11 sanctions?

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