Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Management required to tell investors of going-concern status

8/28/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Financial Accounting Standards Board has updated a rule to require management to disclose in financial statements whether their business is able to continue as a going concern. Investors pushed fo… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

U. of Southern Maine students practice cybersecurity skills in "virtual town"

8/28/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The University of Southern Maine is inaugurating a new cybersecurity incubator designed to train the next generation of security professionals and facilitate the development of new technologies for ne… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Great stories can come out of complicated data

8/28/2014

  • ThoughtLeaders blog

Technical presentations have no shortage of data sets and concepts, but the opportunity for storytelling remains, writes Vikas Jhingran. One way to connect with the audience is to explain what didn't … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Immigration row could spark pre-election shutdown

8/28/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Republicans say they might use the threat of a government shutdown to try to derail President Barack Obama's efforts to tackle immigration reform by executive fiat, catapulting the issue into the publ… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Don't be too quick to blame the sales team during tough times

8/28/2014

  • Partners in Excellence Blog

Companies tend to blame their sales departments during tough times, but there are almost always other factors at play, writes Dave Brock. "The sales organization, like any part of the organization, do… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Solar-energy sector is picking up steam

8/28/2014

  • SmithsonianMag.com

America's solar-energy industry is building momentum, with this year's capacity standing at more than twice the level of a year earlier. Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Looking backward to help people eat better tomorrow

8/28/2014

  • National Geographic

"Paleo diets" are usually based on the meat-heavy eating habits of our Stone Age ancestors. Now, though, researchers are realizing that diets of ancient times are not universal and not necessarily hea… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Job stress increases with unpredictable hours

8/27/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Many workers have little control over their work hours, and it may be causing an increase in turnover and work-related stress, writes Morra Aarons-Mele. "In the end, it’s control over your day that … Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Analysis: Tech firms' anti-poaching settlement could succeed with tweaks

8/28/2014

  • Bloomberg

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh did not accept a $324.5 million settlement in a case alleging that major technology companies including Apple and Google had agreed to refrain from poaching one another's … 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