That was the ethos of mid-20th century goofy anti-hero Alfred E. Neuman. His meme was: What me worry? His platform - Mad Magazine - was the prototype for Onion and SNL humor.
DLA Piper's Roger Meltzer and Latham & Watkins' Ora Fisher will find if being bullish is a form of voodoo or white witchcraft.
Their predictions about how their law firms will do in 2018 run counter to what expert watchers such as Citi Private Bank forecast.
Here is what they tell Miriam Rosen at Law.com.
For instance, DLA Piper sees profit growth through M&A as well as international assignments.
For Latham & Watkins the magic will happen through litigation, white collar defense, and cybersecurity.
However, the gurus at Abovethelaw, which obsessively tracks career tracks in law, do not share that magical thinking.
Here is that post. I agree. Only I would limit the porn niche to soft. Otherwise, Patrice's comment could become the meme for career guidance in 2018.
Meanwhile, applications are on an uptick to law schools. Blind faith in higher education seems to still hold on in America.
That began when we Baby Boomers were the first generation to attend college en masse. Had we stopped there we might have ducked the arrested development we would take on during the counterculture.
But, no, in education we trusted and acquired myriad other academic degrees.
When all that education didn't pan out in terms of good jobs, we became The Lost Generation of the 1970s.
We who started out as winners wound up all-time losers, at least until we figured out how to make a good buck in America.
At age 34, the solution for me was a ghostwriting/speechwriting position at Chevron. For others who had pursued academic excellence it has been through testing high enough for jobs in government such as the SSI-processing units. The C students in college, who had stopped the degree stuff with the BA/BS, were our bosses.
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