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Group Therapy

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | July 6, 2011

No. 645

It seemed like a great idea, joining all those groups on Linked In.  Now I get email even during holidays at times when everybody should be having a picnic with family.

The discussions range from trivial to absurd to self-serving to intermittently informative. The most popular ones involve giving each other (or newbies, or wannabes) advice. “When do you run, not walk, from a client?” was a popular one. It ran for months and months beyond its shelf life expiration date, with all the same advice eventually being repeated in an endless loop.

My favorite was the post asking the members whether they agreed with him that Lady Gaga had developed the greatest brand of all time.  I  replied (couldn’t resist) that the greatest brand of all times was probably the Roman Catholic Church.

The truth is, these groups seem to take more in time than they give in information.  Keep your email icon hidden when you are trying to do something productive.  Hey, I think I’ll start a discussion: “Have you ever gained something useful tom participating in this group?”



CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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