Why your hours tracking the stock market are better spent in billable hours

2020 was a tragic year, but if you were rich, and had money to burn, the stock market has — on the whole — been good to you. Basically, if you kept money in the market, and ignored everything else, you likely saw a 15 percent return. Not bad.

But I could do better, right?

After…


Why some are the best at what they do with less than a decade of experience

We call it the practice of law but very few people actually take the kind of deliberate practice required to become the best. …


And it’s going to destroy it’s loyal readership

People have talked about the fake Medium accounts for some time now. And I can’t find a good answer for it. If we’re trying to support quality writing, it doesn’t help to have a fake user base generating fake news. …


How America is running out of good paying jobs to support the middle class

We did it to ourselves. We got married, had kids, and wanted to raise a family. I chose a job with good work hours, she wanted to take an active role in our kids lives and…


The only digital communication method that plays nice with others

I’m old enough to remember when you had to pay for an email account. It was that valuable. I used my real name and found a provider that gave me free access, thanks Juno! …


Unemployment could reach 20 percent this year.

I only mention this because aside from the loss of life caused by poor planning and response by public officials, we are in for long term harm. Politicians joke that no laws get passed unless someone dies. We had no government coordination to…


For the record, our country has never been closed.

Something mysterious has happened over the past several weeks. Strict stay at home orders and social distancing were lifted to ensure a staged and orderly reopening. But what we got instead were stories of packed pool parties and bars.

And I’m ok with that.

Because the failure to adhere to social distancing guidelines was going…


When a crisis erupts, we want swift, certain action. When we don’t see it, we criticize our leaders.

Are they so dumb for being caught unprepared, or are they incompetent and that’s why they are slow to react?

After we express our collective outrage, leaders feel pressure to show they…


What can you say that’s relevant to our relationship?

Disasters require a response. You need to let your customers know that you have a plan. But sending your customers an email to remind them of online bill payment options — how is that a meaningful response to what is happening…


I am a casual blogger, and perhaps that’s why my law firm ropes me into updating the blog. But that doesn’t seem fair given there are plenty of freelance writers here who can tackle legal developments and write about them without a law degree.

As I wrap up what I…

Farooq Jeelani

Reader, commenter, and writer. Informed by my experiences as a parent, entrepreneur, and attorney.

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