Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Globetrotters aim to be first among friends in Bhutan, Lebanon

9/29/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Beirut

World travelers visit locales such as Lebanon and Bhutan to secure social media bragging rights, according to Skyscanner's Future of Travel report. "Travelers will want to be the first to go to places… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tips for avoiding outsourcing headaches

9/29/2014

  • CIO.com

Negotiating with IT outsourcing firms is a process rife with potential pitfalls, but while some challenges may be unavoidable, legal experts say taking a few simple steps can result in fewer problems … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Being a mom made me a better boss, says FirstRain CEO

9/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Leaders need to learn that they are not always right and not everything is about them, says Penny Herscher, CEO of FirstRain. For her, that realization came in two ways. First, becoming a mom meant le… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

America made mistakes in gauging Islamic State threat, Obama says

9/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • FoxNews.com

The U.S. made serious mistakes in assessing the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said President Barack Obama in an interview. Still, Obama said, much of the fault belongs to former Ira… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Plugging the Effectiveness Gap Between Sales and Marketing

9/29/2014

  • Sales & Marketing Management

Ostensibly, sales and marketing work toward a common goal -- increased sales. In many organizations, however, they are not necessarily partnering together to achieve these results. Chanin Ballance, CE… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Hair clippings help keep Detroit's parks green

9/29/2014

  • National Public Radio

Detroit's Social Club Grooming Co. uses leftover hair clippings as fertilizer for parks in the surrounding area. With 240 pounds of clippings a year going to local parks, that's the equivalent of 10 t… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Air Force base needs 700 civilian workers

9/29/2014

  • Washington Times, The

An Air Force base in North Dakota has more than 700 civilians positions that need to be filled, many of which have been vacant for more than 200 days, according to a senator from the state. An operato… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Ello is an ad-free alternative to Facebook

9/28/2014

  • Bloomberg

Ello is an ad-free, invitation-only alternative to Facebook that is receiving 45,000 requests for membership per hour, according to co-founder Paul Budnitz. Many of the network's users are creative pr… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Bernanke, Paulson, Geithner called to testify in AIG lawsuit

9/29/2014

  • Bloomberg

Bernanke

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and ex-Treasury secretaries Henry Paulson and Timothy Geithner have been called to testify at the U.S. Federal Court of Claims in a lawsuit brought by Maur… 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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