Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Steven Barnhart becomes interim CFO at Bankrate

9/15/2014

  • RTT News

Barnhart was most recently SVP and CFO of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. He assumes the temporary position as the Securities and Exchange Commission begins an investigation into the company's finan… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

MIT's robot cheetah hits the ground running

9/16/2014

  • Engadget

Researchers at MIT have unleashed their cutting-edge robotic cheetah, which is powered by an advanced algorithm that allows it to leap foot-high obstacles propelled by nothing but electric motors. Sci… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

The best presentations aren't presentations

9/15/2014

  • Forbes

Leaders who want to deliver knockout presentations should focus on having a simple conversation, writes George Bradt. Rather than pushing information out at people, focus on drawing your audience in … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Clinton returns to Iowa

9/15/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
  • FoxNews.com
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Clinton

Hillary Clinton was in Iowa on Sunday for the first time since the 2008 presidential caucuses, stirring further speculation that the former secretary of state is preparing a bid for the White House. C… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Can your salespeople keep up with modern buyers?

9/15/2014

  • MTDSalesTraining.com

Buyers have become more sophisticated and knowledgeable about the products that are on the market, writes Sean McPheat, managing director of MTD Sales Training. This means that you'll need to make sur… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Coffee company seeks to eliminate waste

9/15/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

America's Best Coffee Roasting Company has been pulling out all the stops to reduce its waste, sending coffee chaff to animal-feed makers and leftover sacks to gardening companies. Now it's switched t… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Marriott seeks to boost tips for cleaning staff

9/15/2014

  • Mashable

Marriott hotels this week plans to encourage guests to leave tips for housekeeping staff by placing envelopes in guests' room. The envelopes will include the name of the person who cleans the room and… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Are you shortchanging this crucial resume section?

9/15/2014

  • TheMuse.com

The "Skills" header may be the most important part of your resume, writes career specialist Lily Zhang. List the hard skills that match the job listing's requirements, making sure to include any proje… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

N.Y. agency has broad jurisdiction over financial firms

9/15/2014

  • Bloomberg

New York's Department of Financial Services, headed by Benjamin Lawsky, claims jurisdiction over about 1,900 financial institutions that do business in the U.S. The agency may bring civil suits but no… 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

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