VOGEL POOL BALL THEORY- Web 2.0 Networking

05 February 2010 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

My “Pool Ball Theory” is that if pool balls are not moving on a pool table the probabilty that a ball will fall in a pocket is ZERO, and my business opportunities will be ZERO if I don’t continually network. The Internet has expanded networking, and thankfully I started this blog in 2008 as part of networking. As well I actively participate in LinkedIn, Facebook, and other Web 2.0 activities....so the pool balls keep moving on the table!

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

While in New York this week for LegalTech I had breakfast at my favorite deli, The Stage on 7th Avenue, with my blog host Kevin O’Keefe (CEO at LexBlog) and Jake Ludington (VP of Product Development at LexBlog). Over breakfast we discussed the “Pool Ball Theory” and lots of other topics about how Social Networking is changing the practice of law and society. Overall LegalTech was a great experience as I got to see many old friends and make many new friends.

Pool Ball Theory Not Related to Mike Shamos

Dr. Michael Ian Shamos is a graduate school colleague and friend of many years who teaches eCommerce courses. Mike is the Distinguished Career Professor, Institute for Software Research International and Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. But Mike is also a world renowned Pool and Billiards expert who houses the largest library in the world about Pool and Billiards in his home. As well he is the author of a number of books on the subject including The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Billiards. Just so there’s no confusion, Mike had nothing to do with my “Pool Ball Theory!” Nonetheless Mike’s participation in the evolution of the Internet has been longstanding and I know that he uses the Internet to network as much as I.

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