LAWYER EXCELLENCE AND MOSAICS OF REACTIONS
Some successful traders on stock markets are described as having “big swinging dicks.” Oddly enough this has “extended out,” as it were, to include very successful female traders. The phrase is reported by Michael Lewis on Wall Street trading.
It has seemed to me that the same “title” is claimed by–and applicable to–certain classes of successful lawyers. In her book on poker, Maria Konnikova, suggests that the image metaphorically instantiates those who pridefully use the image are manifesting their unawareness of and cannot admit the degree to which chance is an element both in life and in complex games.
I wonder if the same isn’t true for lawyers.