Will today's entrepreneurial teens grow up to be tomorrow's entrepreneurial lawyers?
My generation of lawyers was trained to be technically excellent and forward-thinking in policy. We often had a difficult shift as we progressed in our careers and had to think about law as a business. Many of us just were raised -- or trained -- to be business people. Whitney Johnson and Roger Johnson's Harvard Business Review article, "Why Today’s Teens Are More Entrepreneurial than Their Parents," has me wondering how Generation (I)nnovation will continue to change the practice of law. They argue a variety of circumstances has made today's teens much more business savvy and entrepreneurial than those of use who've gone before.
I hope I'm around to see what innovation they bring to the practice of law and to law firm management!