Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

OECD prepares reports on tax-base erosion, profit shifting

8/26/2014

  • CFO.com

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is expected to release next month final reports on four global tax issues under its "base erosion and profit shifting" project. The reports wi… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

For tech pros eying the chief exec seat, changing roles means new skills

8/26/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The blurring lines between technology and business strategy are giving more tech executives a pathway to the role of CEO, but making the leap requires chief information officers to leverage new skill … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

The ruthless capitalist's guide to innovation

8/26/2014

  • Product Design & Development online
  • Product Design & Development online

Big companies are a threat to steal innovative ideas from smaller rivals through reverse engineering, patent trolling or simply copying them, writes Mike Collins. Such methods are ruthless and unethic… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Republican Senate victory could spark exodus to private sector

8/26/2014

  • Hill, The

Many Republican staffers might jump ship and head to the private sector if the GOP takes control of the Senate in this year's midterm elections. Still, some lobbying outfits expect the Senate to swing… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Ditch irrelevant criteria to find better job candidates

8/26/2014

  • A Sales Guy blog

Companies can make better hiring decisions by determining which skills are truly necessary and eliminating irrelevant criteria such as GPA, writes Jim Keenan. "Don't get suckered into evaluating candi… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Should greens make their peace with GMOs?

8/26/2014

  • New Yorker (free content), The

Shiva

Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva is leading a crusade against GMO crops -- but where she sees agribusinesses imposing "food totalitarianism," others see a technology that will be vital to feeding… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Report: 401(k) savers were rewarded for holding on during crisis

8/25/2014

  • Investment Advisor

Participants in 401(k) plans who continued saving from 2007 through 2012 saw an average 6.8% annual growth rate despite the financial crisis and recession, according to a report. Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Start seeking an exit from your dead-end job

8/25/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Initiating a job search doesn't have to be daunting, Alison Green writes. "[U]nless you're very close to retirement, you’re going to have to change jobs at some point, so why not get a head start on… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Feds: Communications with White House shouldn't be made available to S&P

8/26/2014

  • Bloomberg

The government is arguing that it does not have to provide Standard & Poor's with communications between the Justice Department and the White House. S&P is seeking the communications to make its case … Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Breaking the "glass closet"

8/13/2014

  • Knowledge@Wharton

No openly gay CEOs run Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. "Once that top CEO comes out, which I think will be in the next year, then you're going to see some others," says Kirk Snyder of the University… Read More