The North Carolina State Bar Journal has published an expanded version of the essay, “Three Uncles at the Bar,” that I wrote on this site about a year ago.
Basic principles from business strategy can help us think through how we want to maximize the resources we have in our lives—especially time.
Matthew Phillips was recognized as an inaugural member of the Pro Bono Honor Society by the NC Equal Access to Justice Commission.
“In Search of a Professional Politician” highlights the definition of professional identity and imagines the ways that professional politicians, as opposed to career politicians, would lead and influence the American political landscape.
Ten years ago today, the Hon. L. Todd Burke called his Forsyth County courtroom to order and recognized a distinguished lawyer from Lumberton, North Carolina, who had been serving the State and the Bar for fifty years and eight days. Horace E. Stacy, Jr., stood and moved the admission of his great-nephew to the Court, and asked the judge’s leave to explain the provenance of the Bible he would use to take the oath.
We need a bold and renewed conception of honorable business as a noble profession. The most serious challenges to American business culture can be addressed by recapturing and reclaiming two truths: businesses are led by professionals, and the primary function of business is to create value in society.