Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: Are they helpful?

Even if you don’t want to create game-changers, at the very least your contracts should be tools to help you do business. But more often, contracts are more of a hindrance than a help. Why should we and how can we change that? Read the full edition here What does

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The Dotted Line: Game changing

Your contracts can either be a stage in your internal governance process that ticks the box marked ‘legal’ or they can manage the project and drive change. Which would you prefer? Read the full edition here You’ll need to think differently to come up with game-changing ideas… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oPh0QItq6s&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: How flexible are you?

Are you guilty of fixing plans too early? My in-laws’ plans for a quiet wedding in 1966 needed a tweak when England made it into the World Cup Final on their wedding day.  Do you really think we can predict the future and, if not, do we have contracts that are flexible enough to stay

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The Dotted Line: Making myself redundant

I am a turkey voting for Christmas – my goal is to make myself redundant!  Although my whole business is based on contracts (talks, workshops, consultancy), ultimately I want contract users to have the tools and skills to create, adapt, negotiate and complete their contracts withoutneeding my help. Read the

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The Dotted Line: Things have changed

This week my eldest son is 21. Back in 2000, we couldn’t record his every move as no-one owned a camera phone, we couldn’t share his image with relatives across the world as Facebook hadn’t been dreamt up, we couldn’t press play to sing him a lullaby wherever we were

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The Dotted Line: Whaaat?

You may not have to give life or death information, but clear language can ensure your message is heard, understood and can be immediately actioned. Read the full edition here Which are the worst contracts for ambiguity? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJHMcpHckc&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: Genius or foolish?

Are you a contract genius, courageous with your terms, or an intelligent fool? As Einstein said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction…”  Read the full

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The Dotted Line: There’s been a misunderstanding

I was confused and my pride was hurt – my 20YO had dissed my present to him. It was only a bar of dark vegan mint chocolate from Choc Affair. But still… Read the full edition here What key element of your contract needs to be accurate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubzV7PgsGIs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Could you do it?

Do you think you could write a story in just 6 words or in 500 words? How much meaning can we get into just a few short syllables or sentences? Read the full edition here Why is it even more important now to keep things simple? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClcRaBkNkw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Bonkers

Have you ever watched someone make proper coffee or cook an omelette and wondered why they do it like that? Bonkers, huh? It’s amazing how we form idiosyncratic habits and then simply never question them. Read the full edition here What characterises a document which is designed to be used

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