Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Tim Riitters is tapped CFO at Pure Storage

8/22/2014

  • Re/code

Riitters has been a finance executive at Google, managing the tech giant's financial planning and budgeting. 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

Ex-officials are in demand for private-sector roles

8/22/2014

  • Hill, The

Plouffe, Carney

Former Obama administration officials are finding jobs as high-profile, high-paid executives, with David Plouffe taking a senior strategy role at Uber and former press chief Jay Carney believed to be … Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

3 ways to fix your sales forecasts

8/21/2014

  • Partners in Excellence Blog

Many sales organizations waste time creating flawed forecasts, writes Dave Brock. You can overcome this difficulty by implementing a standardized sales process, improving the quality of your sales pip… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Toms sells big stake to Bain Capital

8/22/2014

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

Mycoskie

Ethical shoemaker Toms has sold a 50% stake to Bain Capital in a deal valuing the company at $625 million. Officials said the sale wouldn't affect Toms founder Blake Mycoskie's policy of giving away a… 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

Improving economy seen in home resales, jobless claims

8/22/2014

  • Reuters

Initial unemployment claims decreased last week. House resales hit a 10-month high in July. Factory activity is improving. All of that indicates the U.S. economy is strengthening. 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