Thoughts from the Rocket Man

By Larry Port of Rocket Matter

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It takes a lot of guts to stick up for Facebook these days. Barely a week goes by when some new travesty the company committed bursts into the news cycle: Storing hundreds of millions of unencrypted passwords, providing unauthorized access to user data, or enabling discriminatory housing policies for example. For this reason, I have much respect for my friend Kevin O’Keefe’s defense of the social media platform regarding my own railings against
As someone who views the legal profession from an outside perspective, I can tell you that every once in a while I get wallopped with something happening in the industry that catches me by surprise.  Perhaps none was more shocking than reports of the Mad Men-esque, old-boys-club stories I’ve heard about sexism in the courtroom. A while ago I met with a Rocket Matter client firm in Chicago, consisting of a male partner and three…
It may sound quaint, but I am a huge proponent of reading books. I realize for a lot of people, picking up a book (or Kindle or Nook) doesn’t happen so naturally anymore. Even people that used to love to read can have trouble getting into a novel. In fact, if you have a nagging suspicion your attention span is not what it used to be, you’re not imagining things. In Nick Carr’s book The
They’ve arrived. Like a kid on Christmas, my excitement was uncontainable this morning when I walked into Rocket Matter HQ.  Sitting on my desk was a box of twenty or so pads of daily planners I had custom printed to my specifications. I pulled out one of the pads, which consist of twenty-five 8 1/2″ x 11″ color printed pages with a gummed strip at the top, closed my eyes, and pressed the fresh planner…
This month I celebrate seven months Facebook-free. I’m shocked by how I little I miss it.  In fact, I haven’t looked back. Turns out it was one of the most positive moves I made in all of 2018. I had been on the fence about whether to leave Facebook or not, but leaving seemed unimaginable:  How would I stay in touch with the people from all walks of life I reconnected with? Friends from elementary…
At Rocket Matter, we have completely rebuilt our application programming interface (or API for short). Partner technology companies can interact programmatically with almost every aspect of the Rocket Matter system. For companies that would like to offer cool tools and services to our clients—including thousands of the most technology-advanced and forward-thinking attorneys in the world—integrating with Rocket Matter is straightforward. Our integration philosophy is to make our product as simple as possible for our end user,…
2017 is in the bag, folks! Let’s pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. Round of applause and pop the champagne. It’s time get ready for a brand-spanking-new 2018. We at Rocket Matter are big planners, and here’s how we suggest you achieve greatness in the new year. 1. Have an Offsite Meeting with your Strategic Thinkers In order to gain the proper understanding of your business (and your law firm IS…