Morrison on Metrics: Get it through your thick head

Homo sapiens’ brains have evolved such a way that they’re ill-suited to cope with large numbers.

Legal department managers routinely face challenges due to human beings’ seemingly built-in cognitive limits on how well they deal with some numerical aspects.

Consider big numbers. Unless well-trained or possessed of an individual proclivity, most of us can’t grasp the extent of 10,000 documents very well let alone $10 million of legal fees. For example, 1 billion $1 dollar bills stacked up would be 47 miles high, but that doesn’t really help us.

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Rees Morrison

Rees Morrison, Esq. is the founder of General Counsel Metrics, LLC. Based in Princeton, NJ, Rees has for the past 25 years consulted solely to...

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