Owning and operating your own law practice is challenging. Whether you have an established firm or are just getting started, it’s always a good idea to look for business resources to keep you focused and motivated.
I recently read an article in BusinessCollective by the FounderSociety listing 10 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs and found a few of them may be helpful to you and your law practice. Here are a few suggestions from the list:
- “The Art of the Start” by Guy Kawasaki: This book “provides practical tips on how to take a business from an idea to a reality.”
- "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel: In this book, the authors scold the notion to “run businesses based on incremental improvements over the competition” and urges the reader “to think bigger and shoot for the stars.”
- "The Small Business Lifecycle: The No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth" by Charlie Gilkey: Author Gilkey “talks about how to understand where you are currently in the business lifecycle and how to take action to propel your business forward."
Since business basics are not taught in law school, you may be looking for a book a little more specific to personal injury law practices. Check out “The Power of a System: How to Build the Injury Law Practice of Your Dreams” by Advocate Capital, Inc. friend and client John Fisher. As stated on his website, this book ‘is a detailed “how to” book for every system you need for the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial growth of your firm.’
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