I just read Richard Hsu’s blog post about Life Sciences Collaboration Agreements. You might wonder why my usual interests in marketing and technology (or food/wine) are veering in that direction. When you watch his presentation, you’ll know why. Watch the one with the music (the music Apple used to introduce the MacIntosh). I first blogged about him on January 25th, when I read and embraced his description of “strategy.”
Everyone has heard the pejorative phrase “death by PowerPoint.” If you want a great example of how a presentation about a substantive area of law should be done, take five minutes and watch this.
Prezi, the program he used, makes compelling presentations much easier, by the way. It’s worth stepping away from your Microsoft tools and giving this a try. This is how Richard Hsu describes himself – I’m certain he’s a lawyer who is sought after:
Richard Hsu is a Silicon Valley Technology Lawyer who believes we are so overloaded with information that if you cannot be brutally pithy and honest, it won’t get read. Even though I spend most of my time negotiating complex licenses and wrestling with thorny technology issues, I want to use that experience to provide –hopefully– useful information which can be summarized on no more than ONE PAGE.
And he concludes his “bio” with this quote:
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein