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SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Open-source project looks to public to study bee populations

4/18/2014

  • Gizmag

Scientists are turning to advanced 3D printing technology in an effort to understand the conditions under which beehives thrive. The crowd-sourced project, which launched on Indiegogo, invites funders… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Put the audience first when you present

4/17/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

The best presentations persuade audiences to change what they are doing and embrace your message, but that can only happen if the audience's needs are put first, says Duarte Design CEO Nancy Duarte. M… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Where Americans face food shortages in 11 charts

4/18/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Department of Agriculture reported last fall that 49 million Americans, including 16 million children, live in homes where they lack access to food sufficient for a normal, healthy life. A new rep… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why the best salespeople don't focus on selling

4/18/2014

  • MTDSalesTraining.com

In the modern business environment, the most effective salespeople don't focus on selling at all, writes Sean McPheat, managing director of MTD Sales Training. "Instead of selling, the new breed offer… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Global government leadership lagging in transition to sustainability

4/18/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

An expert panel criticized international governments for their lackluster sustainable development performance in a new GlobeScan/SustainAbility Survey. The survey, which pitted different types of lead… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Fla. law bars pregnancy bias in the workplace, court rules

4/18/2014

  • Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)

Florida's Supreme Court has ruled that pregnant women are protected from workplace discrimination under state law. The state's anti-discrimination statute does not specifically address pregnancy, and … Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

A step-by-step guide to planning your day

4/18/2014

  • Quartz

Resist the urge to drink coffee until at least 9:30 a.m. and use the morning to get your most difficult tasks out of the way, writes Rachel Feltman. If you need an afternoon boost, try brushing your t… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

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Report: Few large partnerships face audits of tax returns

4/18/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

About 99% of large partnerships are not subjected to Internal Revenue Service audits, according to a Government Accountability Office report released by three senators. Such partnerships have become m… Read More

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