Are you an innovation proponent in a large law firm? Ever wonder why life is hard? 

Richard Susskind, a leading legal technology thinker and consultant, writes an excellent article in the Financial Times Online: Backroom boys lead ‘positive disruption’ (free registration required; spotted on

Susskind writes that innovation is hard because it “is not easy to convince a group of millionaires within clear sight of retirement that their business model is wrong and that they should change direction and embrace new technologies.” This is a must read for anyone who’s proposed innovative ideas in a law firm, technology or otherwise.