Author Archives: Stephanie Wickouski

This is the new reality, which many industries are slow to embrace: Events that have no specific agenda other than food and drink, and which occur after 7 pm, are largely worthless, if not harmful, to actual business development. I’m … Continue reading

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A 30 year old Japanese woman named Marie Kondo has skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times best seller list with a short, sweet book entitled  “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”  Kondo, a declutter consultant in … Continue reading

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The use of social media in restructuring practice is getting a lot of air time lately.  Recently I participated in an American Bankruptcy Institute panel with two other prominent bankruptcy bloggers, Debra Dandeneau, who spearheads Weil’s Bankruptcy Blog, and Nathalie … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein was known for his pithy quotes and thought provoking questions. If Einstein were alive today, he may have posed the question: How do you lose money when there is no money involved? The answer is simple: when bitcoin … Continue reading

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It was not until an episode of  the TV show “The Good Wife” last year that the legal community realized that bitcoins were here to stay. In the episode, Alicia Florrick tries to find the developer of Bitcoin. In a … Continue reading

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The ten essentials are survival items for the wilderness.  They traditionally included things like a map, compass, sun protection, clothes, matches, a knife, water and food. In the 21st century, the ten essentials were updated to match modern equipment and … Continue reading

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Unless you’ve been outside the country throughout 2013, you’ve probably heard of Kinky Boots – the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical written by Harvey Fierstein and composed by Cyndi Lauper. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots is the turnaround story of … Continue reading

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While the Detroit bankruptcy hearings will not be televised, Detroit’s bankruptcy has replaced the George Zimmerman and Jodie Arias trials in the news cycle.  Detroit is suddenly the focal point for nationwide discourse — the crisis de jour, so to … Continue reading

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September 15, 2008.  No doubt, you remember exactly what you were doing that morning. Our lives changed forever the day Lehman filed bankruptcy. After Lehman, chapter 11 cases have become a trifecta of difficult problems, people, and circumstances.  Maybe bankruptcy … Continue reading

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I haven’t eaten a Hostess cupcake since I was six. Now, I guess I never will. The shutdown of Hostess  dominated today’s business news. Reporters are speculating on why Hostess failed. According to various commentators, Hostess’s demise was caused by: … Continue reading

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