April 05, 2010, 4:13 PM — The other day, the subject of lawyers came up while I was stuck in traffic, listening to a business podcast in my car. The podcaster was discussing how lawyers only provide a certain, limited value for their business clients, considering how high their fees can be. While he spoke, it struck me that many people depend on lawyers too much for "protection from risks."
Perhaps this is one reason why lawyers get a bad reputation: They are misused. I started thinking about how this is also a problem with security consultants, and their reputations. When you make a quick tally, the number of similarities between lawyers and security consultants is almost scary:
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