Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Working-capital efficiency appears at standstill

7/24/2014

  • CFO.com

The average days working capital at major nonfinancial public companies improved by 0.2 day, or 0.7%, last year compared with 2012, according to a survey by REL. Three-year improvement totaled 0.1%. R… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

NASA reveals details of how Earth averted a solar crisis

7/25/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Two years ago, modern civilization as we know it nearly came to an end when a large blast from a solar storm entered our obit, nearly close enough to cause significant damage, according to a report fr… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Do innovation districts work? We don't know

7/25/2014

  • New Republic (free registration), The

The value of innovation districts in places such as Boston, Atlanta and Detroit is more untested theory than fact, writes Elizabeth Winkler. Proximity doesn't necessarily foster collaboration, and col… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Paul Ryan calls for sweeping rethink of anti-poverty programs

7/24/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

Ryan

The federal government should merge 11 of its anti-poverty programs into a single overarching funding stream, streamlining a system that's grown bloated and complex, argues Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Demo… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Great sales reps need the right training, personality traits

7/24/2014

  • HubSpot.com

Training plays a key role in helping sales representatives reach their potential, but they also need to possess certain key traits, writes Matt Heinz, president of Heinz Marketing. "Tenacity, rational… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Germany is named most energy-efficient country

7/24/2014

  • FastCoExist

Germany is the world's most energy-efficient country, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The U.S. ranked 13th among the 16 developed economies studied, tra… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Former newspaper editor alleges age bias in lawsuit

7/24/2014

  • Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (tiered subscription model), The

Former newspaper editor Mike Huot is suing The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., and the paper's owner, Gannett, alleging age bias. Huot says he was fired so he could be replaced with a younger empl… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Does watching television make you feel like a failure?

7/24/2014

  • Time.com

Research shows that busy people feel guilty for watching television or playing video games to relax because they see it as procrastinating and end up feeling worse. "[T]he ubiquitous availability of c… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Nortel's U.S. unit settles with bondholders over interest

7/25/2014

  • Bloomberg

An agreement has been reached between the now-closed U.S. unit of Nortel Networks and its bondholders over how much interest they are owed on debt issued in 2006 and 2007. Nortel, which filed for bank… 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