This is the seventh in an occasional series of “maxims” on managing legal technology. Each one is a bit edgy – you have to decide where the line is on just how true it is! 

Tech Enthusiasts May be Your Worst Enemies. Value the lawyer tech enthusiast but beware. They often have great ideas – your challenge is to figure out which ones are practical now. They can be counter-productive by oversimplifying complex and expensive changes or by regaling other lawyers about adopting new systems. For BigLaw CIOs, managing the enthusiasts, who can verge on the fanatical, is often more of a challenge than managing the naysayers, who typically only go so far in their opposition.