You Can’t Teach Vision

The Twenty-First Century Law Firm

John Morgan
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In his first book, You Can’t Teach Hungry, attorney John Morgan laid out the fundamental groundwork for running a law firm as a business. His second book, You Can’t Teach Vision, builds on that groundwork, expanding upon such issues as maintaining perspective, dealing with competition, learning to take necessary risks, finding and encouraging the right employees, diversifying interests, maintaining forward business momentum, avoiding excessive greed, setting goals and following through, and eventually, bowing out and managing the politics of succession. Drawing heavily upon his own experiences as a serial entrepreneur, Morgan shows you how to do what it takes to get ahead, and stay ahead, in the fast-paced world of business.

  1. Introduction
  2. Visionmakers
  3. Failure is Your Friend
  4. The Stagecoach and the Train
  5. The Twenty-First Century Law Firm
  6. The Process
  7. Culture
  8. Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye
  9. Believe
  10. The Best Offense is a Great Offense
  11. Relentless
  12. Perspective
  13. The Senior Year
  14. The Cancer, The Sociopath, and the Ingrate
  15. Bullets and Bombs
  16. The Psychology of Winning and Losing
  17. Execution
  18. Delegate or Die
  19. BHAG
  20. The Competition
  21. The Elephant in the Room
  22. Dog Shit, Superstars, Luck, Super Lawyers, and Getting a Dog
  23. Succession
  24. Practice Made Perfect
  25. Window Open, Windows Close

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Publisher Trial Guides, LLC
Paperback 245 pages; 1st edition (2015); ISBN: 978-1941007389
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This review was published on January 20th, 2016 by Philip Thomas from MS Litigation Review and Commentary

Review of You Can’t Teach Vision by John Morgan

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  1. John Morgan is the Lebron James in the practice of law. Every lawyer should read You Can’t Teach Vision.
    —Brian Panish, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, the International Society of Barristers, and lead counsel in the largest personal injury verdict in American judicial history ($4.9 billion)

  2. John Morgan personifies success. He is a visionary and a born leader whose passion to succeed through hard work is only matched by his love for his family and his philanthropic nature.—Dennis Shields, CEO and director of LawCash, founder and director of Esquire Bank, former CEO and director of HealthShield Capital Corporation

  3. You Can’t Teach Vision is a compilation of time-tested best practices for growing your business and ensuring that people will feel your legacy long after you move on. It is ripe with the applicable and relatable anecdotes of one of the most successful attorneys in the country. While the title is You Can’t Teach Vision, this book will teach you how to harness and refocus the vision that motivated you in the first place. [John’s] professional experiences have helped him to form a set of comprehensive guidelines that will improve the way you look at what you do and how you do it.—Jim Messina, president and CEO of the Messina Group, campaign manager for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, and former White House deputy chief of staff

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