Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

It's still rare for a CFO to make the leap to CEO

11/26/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Though three CFOs have recently become CEOs of major companies, this cannot be deemed a trend, according to Crist|Kolder statistics, which show that 7% of CEOs at the largest companies were CFO before… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Will future NASA missions be fueled by human waste?

11/26/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Researchers at the University of Florida are working on a process to turn methane from human waste into rocket fuel to lighten the fuel load on future NASA space launches. The process they have develo… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Why great leaders "can't do it alone"

11/26/2014

  • Blogging on Business

Society and businesses can get caught up in individual genius and singular success, says Karl Ronn, managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners and formerly of Procter & Gamble. "Each of us has… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

What you may not know about Turkey Day

11/26/2014

  • WGAL-TV (Lancaster, Pa.)

Preparations for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route in New York is 2.5 miles long, there are 17 ridges on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and 46.3 million Americans are expected to travel t… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Tips for making more sales without expanding your staff

11/26/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

A number of tactics can help you improve the performance of your sales team even if you don't have the money to hire more reps, writes Robert Flint, vice president of sales at Luminoso. Among his sugg… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Can you win people over by poking fun at them?

11/26/2014

  • FastCoExist

Marketing campaigns for good causes should be cautious about using humor to win people over, writes Phillip Haid. Mocking stereotypes can win you attention and jolt people into action, but such strate… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Ask candidates about their classroom experiences

11/26/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

A good way to find out whether potential employees will fit in at your organization is to ask how they learned best while in school, Stephanie Douglass writes. Candidates who say they valued classroom… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Don't blame the turkey for your post-Thanksgiving nap

11/26/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

It's an urban legend that eating turkey makes you sleepy, writes Ellie Krieger. While it's true that turkey contains tryptophan, the chemical is also found in chicken and pork, which aren't reputed to… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Court upholds dismissal of Kenneth Cole buyout case

11/26/2014

  • Bloomberg

A New York appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit related to the buyout of Kenneth Cole that took place in 2012 and needed the approval of a special committee and most of the company's mi… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Substitute teacher fired for racial slurs in class

11/10/2014

  • DiversityInc magazine online

A substitute teacher in Chicago was accused of repeatedly referring to black students with a racial slur and calling them slaves during a lecture. The teacher was fired; one parent has urged police to… Read More