Far earlier than my days of providing litigation support, my favorite movie as a child was The Time Machine (1960) starring Rod Taylor. In the film, H. G. ‘George’ Wells (Taylor) entertains his colleagues and friends over a dinner party. He plants the concept with them that he may have invented a time machine. This was a vehicle, much like a car or an elevator, that could travel through time instead of space. His friends scoffed at the idea and left for the evening chalking it up to an entertaining evening.
Afterward, Wells (Taylor) took the machine for a ride and saw some amazing things. After some experimenting, he traveled to the future where he came in contact with two species of human: the Eloi and the Morlock. The Morlock were raised underground and could not see in the daylight. The Eloi were raised in the sunlight but could not see underground, or at night.
Second to only Robert Louis Stevenson, Wells was the greatest author of the 19th Century. His stories still resonate every. single. day.
One thing about Wells’ (fictional) adventure in The Time Machine that has always resonated with me was not the clear difference between the Eloi and the Morlock, which is the obvious takeaway, but the inability for either to experience life fully based on their entrenched positions. Wells, not being confined to either perspective, was able to introduce both to a solution.
This brings me to this week’s email. Since the early 1990’s, The Holmes Brothers have been working cases that end in litigation. Firms that specialize in criminal/enforcement cases (Morlock) have one perspective. Firms that deal in civil cases (Eloi) have another.
More times than not, the people who see the case through to filing have one perspective or another. This is why you hire The Holmes Brothers (MI:33). Whether you think like an in-house executive, a law firm or an investigation agency, you are still missing the perspective that wins.
In just in 2019 alone, we have saved our clients more than $5M by advising them prior to filing. Some clients, we saved their asses after filing, but it cost them a lot more (mainly in attorneys’ fees).
Why not just make the right choice at the start?
Hit us up and have us consult.