The summer 2019 issue of The Business Lawyer—the law review published by the Business Law Section of the ABA—contains my article Interpreting and Drafting Efforts Provisions: From Unreason to Reason. Go here for a PDF.
No one has ever offered an even halfway serious attempt to explain a distinction between different efforts (or endeavours) provisions, or lack of a distinction. Into that void steps this article, “delexicalization,” corpus linguistics, and all.
Writing this sort of stuff is a grand intellectual adventure. If you’re wedded to the conventional wisdom, fasten your seat belts!
(If you have the urge, there’s my Twitter thread about this.)