Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Apple adds $30B to stock-buyback plan, plans stock split

4/24/2014

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)
  • TechCrunch
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Apple is adding $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan after a favorable earnings report. It is also raising its dividend by 8% and will launch a stock split for the first time since 2005. The 7-for-1 … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

CATable keeps your feline busy while you work

4/24/2014

  • CNET

As more companies send their workers home to do their jobs, employees are finding themselves dealing with distractions from their furry friends. However, thanks to a new worktable from Hong Kong desig… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Cisco leverages sports for revenue and data

4/24/2014

  • Motley Fool, The

Cisco has added a focus on increasing connectivity at sports stadiums, with its Wi-Fi technologies at the ballparks of teams such as the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. The deals … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

America would defend Japan against China, Obama says

4/24/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg

Obama, Abe

America's treaty obligations mean that it would have to defend Japan if it clashed with China over offshore territorial possessions, President Barack Obama said during his trip to Tokyo. While Obama s… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why do sales organizations accept mediocre results?

4/24/2014

  • OMGHub.com

Many sales organizations tolerate mediocre performance, and only a small percentage of sales representatives can be characterized as elite, writes Dave Kurlan. Part of the problem is that the majority… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Electronics companies are going green

4/24/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The consumer electronics industry is pulling its weight, and then some, when it comes to tackling the world's environmental problems, writes Consumer Electronics Association chief Gary Shapiro. Compan… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Telecommuting can qualify as workplace attendance, court rules

4/24/2014

  • Employer Handbook blog, The

Employees don't necessarily need to travel to an office to fulfill attendance obligations, a federal appeals court ruled this week. The ruling stemmed from a case in which a worker argued that Ford Mo… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How David Foster Wallace pursued work-life balance

4/24/2014

  • Lifehacker

Writer David Foster Wallace wrote about his struggle with work-life balance in his journal and several times discussed the issue in letters and interviews. One of his tools for fighting procrastinatio… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

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Appeals court reverses dismissal of case against R.J. Reynolds

4/24/2014

  • Reuters

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has determined that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act can apply to foreign conduct. That finding reversed a lower court's dismiss… Read More