Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Housing has made Americans poorer

7/31/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

One reason median wealth in the U.S. declined more than 35% between 2001 and 2013 is that a large amount of wealth is invested in real estate, specifically homes. Real estate makes up 67% of the wealt… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Astronomers unlock secrets of the Milky Way

7/31/2014

  • Popular Science

After running calculations on Earth's home galaxy, the Milky Way, a group of scientists from three countries has determined that it has a mass equivalent to 800 billion suns, and is mostly likely smal… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How to make big decisions by consensus

7/31/2014

  • About.com

Decisions arrived at by consensus are, by definition, easier for employees to get behind, writes Dan McCarthy. Building a consensus is a step-by-step process that demands engagement and an absence of … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

U.S. economy up 4% in Q2

7/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Fox Business

The U.S. economy grew 4% in the second quarter, buoyed in part by increased state and federal spending. "The really ugly GDP report for the first quarter was likely the result of mostly one-off events… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Economy posts 4% growth for Q2

7/30/2014

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

Gross domestic product grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4% in the second quarter, according to the Commerce Department, besting analyst expectations of a 3% increase. In the first half of … Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Why companies should track their nonfinancial impacts

7/30/2014

  • BrandChannel.com

It's time for companies to get serious about measuring their environmental and social footprints, says Michael Meehan, CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative. "Organizations that fail to collect and r… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Labor regulator rules McDonald's is a joint employer

7/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's is a joint employer, which could make the chain and other franchise operators vulnerable to liability for franchisee-owned restaurants. McDonald's wi… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

12 LinkedIn groups for job seekers

7/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The Recruitment Network, Jobs 2.0 and Talent HQ are a few of the LinkedIn groups that job seekers should consider joining, according to Reboot Illinois. Others include the Executive Suite and Next Dim… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Computer model can forecast many Supreme Court rulings, professor says

7/31/2014

  • ABAJournal.com

A computer model created by a South Texas College of Law assistant professor and his colleagues reportedly can predict Supreme Court decisions with 69.7% accuracy. The model bases its predictions on f… 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