Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

BofA's mortgage-bond issue results in $17B settlement

8/21/2014

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

Bank of America is poised to pay almost $17 billion to settle Justice Department concerns about mortgage bonds that the bank sold before the financial crisis. The deal could be announced as soon as to… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Camouflage material mimics cephalopods by changing color under light

8/22/2014

  • Popular Science

University researchers from Texas and Illinois are drawing inspiration from color-changing octopuses to create an artificial skin with the ability to camouflage itself by automatically changing color … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Characteristics of caring, daring leaders

8/22/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Great leaders are characterized by simple traits such as being kind, ethically sound and eager to use their power for others, Jane Perdue writes. "Leaders who get it have the insight and courage to bu… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Business leaders keep quiet as Obama prepares immigration order

8/21/2014

  • Politico
  • Inc. online (free registration)

Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg and others who previously opened their wallets to support immigration reform have been conspicuously silent during the current election cycle -- a sign, perhaps, tha… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why transactional selling will fall flat

8/21/2014

  • VAR Guy, The

Salespeople must create value to reach today's sophisticated customers, who carefully track the return on their investments, writes Elliot Markowitz. "A holistic view of the customer is needed and sal… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Study: Exporting coal might be good for the planet

8/21/2014

  • Nature World News

Exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea would reduce the total carbon released by 21% compared with burning the coal in domestic plants, a new study reports. That's because South Korea's co… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Many people on conference calls are distracted, study says

8/22/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Sixty-three percent of workers have sent e-mails and 65% have done other work while on a conference call, a survey from Intercall says. More than half of respondents admitted to eating while on confer… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

What to consider when delegating

8/21/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

When delegating, consider whether projects present development opportunities for individual team members and whether the tasks being delegated are high priority, Mike Figliuolo writes. "The work will… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

U.S. court declines to expedite Allergan's insider trading suit

8/22/2014

  • Reuters

Allergan, which makes Botox, was unsuccessful in its bid to get a federal judge to expedite its civil suit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Pershing Square Capital Management over all… 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