No doubt, allowing lawyers and other contributors to law firm knowledge management databases via intranets and other techniques to “brand” their contributions by having their names attached is a powerful motivation technique. However, there are times when its complete opposite, anonymity, has greater power.

Some of your best lawyers may have great material, but be

Freida Riley at Blackboard
Freida Riley at the Blackboard

My high school math teacher, Freida Riley, influenced me more than any other mentor. I acknowledge my debt to her in the  preface to my new book about knowledge management for lawyers (June 2012 projected publication date). The preface uses things Freida Riley taught