Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Fed expected to reduce bond buying to $45B

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Yellen

Federal Reserve officials are expected to lower monthly bond buying to $45 billion when they meet next week. They are not expected to give investors a firm timeline for when they will increase short-t… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Survey: Service providers win as enterprises turn focus to cloud, mobility

4/23/2014

  • ZDNet

IT service providers have entered a strong growth phase thanks to a rush among the enterprise community to adopt mobile strategies and transfer more technology to the cloud, a new survey finds. The po… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How to get the best out of your workers

4/23/2014

  • TanveerNaseer.com

Good leadership is about meeting the individual needs of employees and finding ways to draw their talents and priorities into a single coherent mission, writes Tanveer Naseer, who shares three tactics… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Business groups back Democrat in key Senate race

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Landrieu

Trade groups and big businesses are throwing their weight behind Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, a race that could play a pivotal role in determining which party controls the Sen… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to bounce back quickly from a sales slump

4/23/2014

  • Baseline (free registration)

Everyone will have to deal with a period of slow sales at one time or another, writes Miles Austin. You can pull yourself out of a sales slump by using the right tools to analyze the competitive lands… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Renewable energy must get smart to scale up

4/23/2014

  • MIT Technology Review online

Smart technologies are allowing renewable energy producers to forecast the amount of energy they'll be able to generate at any given time with far more accuracy than was previously possible. That's im… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Beware of the duck

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

A woman is suing her mother's neighbor for $275,000, saying she was attacked by the neighbor's pet duck and was injured in a fall while fleeing. Her attorney says he has learned from the publicity: "I… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Gain an edge by sending a thank-you note

4/23/2014

  • Work Buzz, The

"Always send a thank-you within 24 hours of finishing an interview," Carlos Baldizon Martini writes. The note should reiterate your enthusiasm for the position and remind the interviewer of the value … Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Judges question prosecutors' stance on what constitutes insider trading

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Two of the three judges on a panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals indicated Tuesday that prosecutors might be using too vague a definition of insider trading. "[T]he amorphous theory you hav… Read More