NEW YORK and The Lawyers’ Business Development Club

New York and The Lawyers’ Business Development Club


I am very pleased to let you know that Clifford Chance will host the Lawyers’ Business Development Club’s (LBDC) return to New York.

Our Guest speaker will be MARIA KONNIKOVA author of “Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes” (a New York Times bestseller).   (Photo credit: Margaret Singer and Max Freeman).

Maria will discuss her fascinating book at this special  LBDC  event.

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  Continental Breakfast & Networking: 8:00 – 8:30 amTalk: 8.30 – 9.30 am

cliffordchance5Clifford Chance

  31 W 52nd Street
  New York
  NY 10019
Cost: Free

Maria Konnikova: Biography


Maria is a contributing writer for The New Yorker online, where she writes a weekly column with a focus on psychology and science, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.

Her first book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013), was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into seventeen languages. Her second book, on the psychology of the con, is scheduled for publication by Viking/Penguin next winter.

Her writing has appeared online and in print in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, The Observer, Scientific American MIND, WIRED, and Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for The New Yorker and formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think.

She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.

She previously worked as a producer for the Charlie Rose show on PBS.

About Mastermind


“No fictional character is more renowned for his powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction, or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves, to improve our lives at work and at home?

We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and in Mastermind she shows us how. Beginning with the “brain attic”–Holmes’s metaphor for how we store information and organize knowledge–Konnikova unpacks the mental strategies that lead to clearer thinking and deeper insights. Drawing on twenty-first-century neuroscience and psychology, Mastermind explores Holmes’s unique methods of ever-present mindfulness, astute observation, and logical deduction. In doing so, it shows how each of us, with some self-awareness and a little practice, can employ these same methods to sharpen our perceptions, solve difficult problems, and enhance our creative powers.”

Clifford Chance (New York)


I am delighted that  Clifford Chance   (the global law firm) will again host our exclusive  LBDC  event.  Clifford Chance also kindly hosted the  LBDC  in New York on Wednesday 18, June 2014.  Details on this link here.


If you would like to reserve a place, please drop me a line on  (

New York

nyc4I look forward to seeing you a the  LBDC  in New York.

For those new to the LBDC,  all our Talks are very relaxed and informal so I am sure you will enjoy it.

If you plan on attending our event, please make sure to say hello to me (Colin Carroll) on the morning and I will introduce you to some of our other  LBDC  guests.

Hope to see you soon.

Colin Carroll

on behalf of the LBDC    (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”)


LBDC   (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club“)

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Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070




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Global Sponsor:   CityJet

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