Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

CFPB turns 3, gives consumers growing voice

7/28/2014

  • Credit.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has won $4.6 billion in damages for 15 million consumers in its three years of existence, handling more than 400,000 complaints. As it enters its fourth year, … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Korean baseball fans invited to cheer remotely

7/28/2014

  • Popular Science
  • BBC

A perpetually losing Korean baseball team is hoping to inspire more cheering fans to turn up for its games by enabling them to do so from the comfort of their homes. The Hanwha Eagles are filling part… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

The death of professional foosball

7/28/2014

  • Men's Journal

This profile of last year's world foosball championships highlights how the game is slowly dying. "There aren't any game rooms, so kids just don't pick it up these days. I'm not sure how long we'll ke… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Political advertising spikes as outside groups flex muscles

7/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Spending on TV advertising in congressional races is set to reach $2 billion this year, with purchases up almost 70% since 2010. Experts say that's a sign of the growing importance of well-funded outs… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Selling value in the age of procurement

7/28/2014

  • Sales & Marketing Management

The new procurement rules are being created so that value leaders lose. But you don’t have to be victims of this new reality. In this excerpt from their book, “Breaking the Rules: 111 Tips for Sel… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Websites help shoppers go green

7/28/2014

  • USA Today

Websites such as Yerdle and Oroeco are helping consumers find secondhand products and identify other ways to reduce their carbon footprint. "What's great is that many actions that improve climate also… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

SEIU rallies fast-food workers for better pay

7/28/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

About 1,200 fast-food workers called for $15 an hour minimum wage at a weekend event underwritten by the Service Employees International Union. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Survey: Nearly 60% of Americans work during vacation

7/27/2014

  • Washington Times, The

Fifty-nine percent of working Americans say they plan to do some work while on vacation this summer, finds RetailMeNot. The survey also finds that men are more likely than women to take work with them… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

SEC pursues damages of $1.4B in fraud case against Texas businessman

7/28/2014

  • Reuters

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants investor Sam Wyly and his late brother's estate to pay more than $1.4 billion after a May verdict found that the men had committed fraud. The SEC says the … Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More