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Preventing Litigation by William Inmon, Nelson Brestoff

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Chapter 25

Our Corollary to Don’t Be Evil

We wrote this book to explain the journey we have taken (so far) to find our way through too much information.

We end this part of our journey by harkening back to Malcolm ­Gladwell’s observation. We have seen that when Big Data meets law and litigation, the problem is not a puzzle where the clues are too few. In the legal space, we have a mystery with too much data, too much knowledge, and not enough wisdom.

So here’s our answer to that part of the challenge. Google asserts that there is wisdom in its core value: Don’t be evil.1 Our corollary is this:

Prevent as much evil as you possibly can.

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