Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

How to make the leap from CFO to CEO

10/1/2014

  • Crain's Chicago Business (tiered subscription model)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The position of CFO is no longer considered the pinnacle of a finance executive's career. CEO is the natural next step as CFOs add duties and board members work with them more closely. A carefully cal… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Scientists use micro-needles to build a better pill

10/1/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

A team of scientists and doctors in Massachusetts is testing a new medical device that could make it possible to deliver injectable drugs via pill. The research, being conducted at MIT and Massachuset… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Analysts skeptical of Ford's growth goals

10/1/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Ford plans to spend the rest of the decade increasing domestic pickup truck sales and reinvigorating the Lincoln brand at home and in China. "Ford knows it needs a luxury brand to bolster margins and … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Is Romney getting ready for a rerun?

10/1/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Romney

Mitt Romney is being touted as a potential presidential candidate in 2016, and in an in-depth interview, he pointedly refuses to rule out running again. "We've got a lot of people looking at the race,… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to win business from cut-rate competitors

10/1/2014

  • Partners in Excellence Blog

The key to outmaneuvering cut-rate competitors is to figure out what your customers really care about, writes Dave Brock. Companies that deliver the things their customers value will have the edge ove… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

5 ways to move beyond Climate Week

10/1/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

Climate Week was only the beginning, writes Nancy Hirshberg, and now it's time for activists and concerned corporate leaders alike to keep the momentum going. That means working to make smarter climat… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Calif. expands employment protections for temps

10/1/2014

  • ERE.net

A new law gives nearly all temporary workers in California the ability to sue the client employers of staffing firms. State agencies will have the authority to demand records from employers and staffi… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Office gossip is bad for your career

9/30/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Success in the workplace means staying away from office gossip and adhering to the office culture, writes Robin Madell. “Office politics can be a black hole that wastes a lot of time and distracts y… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Lawsuit related to Wal-Mart bribery allegations will go forward

9/30/2014

  • Bloomberg

A district judge has decided to allow a lawsuit filed by a pension fund against Wal-Mart Stores to move forward. The lawsuit stems from statements the company made about allegations of bribery by its … Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How does your state rank in gender equality?

9/8/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A study by the personal finance site WalletHub ranked states on gender equality. The rankings are based on gender and income data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Read More