Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

SeedInvest, Gust partner to expand reach

9/19/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Crowdfunding site SeedInvest and Gust, a network of angel investors, are partnering to expand their footprints and complement each other's core strengths. The sites are only open to accredited investo… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

New technology may help police target drivers who text

9/19/2014

  • Popular Science
  • Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

Developers are working on a new type of sensing device that could help police tackle the problem of texting-while-driving by sniffing out radio waves that indicate a text message is being sent. The de… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Inspiration is a question of communication

9/19/2014

  • Knowledge.Insead.edu

Companies can no longer credibly promise job security, so it's vital to find ways to inspire employees, writes Venugopal Gupta. That means changing your communication style to focus on the value emplo… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Scottish voters reject independence from U.K.

9/19/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • BBC
  • Guardian (London), The

Scotland will remain part of the U.K. following a referendum in which voters decisively rejected proposals to become an independent country. The result likely saved British Prime Minister David Camero… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

U.S. housing starts fall as construction rebound slows

9/19/2014

  • Bloomberg

A 31.7% drop in multifamily construction contributed to a 14.4% overall decline in U.S. housing starts in August. The fall to an annualized rate of 956,000 housing starts marked the sharpest month-to-… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Brownback faces blowback over wind energy

9/19/2014

  • Al Jazeera

Brownback

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas has been promoting his state's wind-energy industry as he faces re-election -- but that's made it harder for him to credibly oppose the regulatory frameworks that bolster … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Fla. county contends with opaque health care pricing

9/19/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Florida's Miami-Dade County paid different amounts last year for similar health care procedures undergone by employees, and the reasons for the disparity are unclear because of lack of transparency in… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Stress at home leads to burnout at work, study indicates

9/18/2014

  • CNBC

Workers who experience less stress at home are less prone to burnout at work, according to research from Concordia University in Canada and the University of Montreal. Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Court sides with GenSpera in pharmaceutical patent case, company says

9/19/2014

  • San Antonio Express-News

GenSpera, a pharmaceutical company based in San Antonio, says it received a favorable ruling from a U.S. District Court in Maryland in a patent dispute involving its lead drug candidate, mipsagargin. … 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