Nice tip via the [non]billable hour:

Haven’t read this one yet, but it saw a review of Mistake-Proofing: Designing Errors Out on Kevin Kelly’s "Cool Tools" Blog. One of the excerpts really made me say, "Wow!" because it is so head-slappingly obvious:

Employees experience a continuous stream of encounters – one defect is a low failure rate. Customers experience a single defect as a 100% failure rate.

Think about that for a minute in the context of your law practice: if you fail to keep just one of 100 client commitments, you’re batting .990. However, to that client you let down, you’re batting .000.

One of the joys of contingent-fee work is that you always have the incentive to hit every ball.