Some have greatness thrust upon them, as Malvolio observes in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." And, some, goes the thinking according to the law of attraction, have the mindset and pursue the activities that pull good things to them.
Whatever is going on, attorney Mark Herrmann continues to win grandly in a downsizing profession where even the best and brightest are getting sidelined. His latest piece of good fortune is for his employer Aon to transfer him to London. London!
Recently he published a wonderful book "Inside Straight," based on the columns he blogs for the legal tabloid Abovethelaw.com. Many would kill to even to get a love link from David Lat at ATL. Here you can order the book.
He went to Aon after being a partner in the elite unique organizational culture of Jones Day. The world is still reeling to even imagine that he left that noble institution. What confidence.
For years I have been "studying" Herrmann to find the dots which make up his success and then try to connect them. No luck, at least not so far.
Happy holiday season to Herrmann and his family in London.