A Word About This Book ix A Note from Robert and Sandy xi Preface xv Acknowledgments xix Introduction xxi Chapter 1: The Story of Edward and Abigail 1 Chapter 2: The Story of You and Yours 9 Chapter 3: On the Subject of Money 15 Chapter 4: Your Money or Your Life? 27 Chapter 5: On the Subject of Planning 35 Chapter 6: Plotting Your Course 47 Chapter 7: On the Subject of Management 57 Chapter 8: Managing the Unmanageable 63 Chapter 9: On the Subject of People 69 Chapter 10: People Needing People 75 Chapter 11: On the Subject of Associates 83 Chapter 12: The Lawyer's View 87 Chapter 13: On the Subject of Estimating 91 Chapter 14: Billing and Certainty 97 Chapter 15: On the Subject of Clients 103 Chapter 16: Your Client Loves You, He Loves You Not 111 Chapter 17: On the Subject of Growth 117 Chapter 18: Growth 121 Chapter 19: On the Subject of Change 127 Chapter 20: The Gift of Change 137 Chapter 21: On the Subject of Time 143 Chapter 22: What Time Do You Have? 149 Chapter 23: On the Subject of Work 155 Chapter 24: The Reason Behind the Work 159 Chapter 25: On the Subject of Taking Action 163 Chapter 26: Taking Action 169 Afterword 177
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