Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Physicist makes serious attempt at building time machine

3/27/2015

  • Bloomberg

Theoretical physicist Ron Mallett is developing equations derived from the work of Albert Einstein and raising funds to build a time machine. He wants to reconnect with his father, who died when Malle… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Security flaw affects Android devices despite patch

3/27/2015

  • IT PRO (London)

A security researcher at Palo Alto Networks has discovered a vulnerability in the Android operating system that makes it possible for hackers to slip malware in masquerading as a legitimate applicatio… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Have you lost touch with reality?

3/27/2015

  • Skip Prichard blog

Leaders can become disconnected from their teams and the facts on the ground in what Tanveer Naseer calls "leadership vertigo." That phenomenon is "the gap between how we view our leadership and how t… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Harry Reid to retire

3/27/2015

  • Politico
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Reid

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced that he will step down at the next election, setting up a major restructuring for Democrats in both D.C. and Nevada. "I want to be able to go o… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Market analytics give distributors a competitive edge

3/27/2015

  • Modern Distribution Management

Market analytics, along with more sophisticated ways of reaching out to customers, are competitive differentiators for distributors. Better visibility into customer trends gives companies the perspect… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

"Ethical" brands can be a turn-off for consumers

3/27/2015

  • Guardian (London), The

Marketers should be wary of claiming that their brands are "ethical," writes Oliver Balch. Preachy marketing messages tend to rub consumers the wrong way, Balch argues. "Just because consumers want th… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Auto-tech sector on the rise in Wis.

3/27/2015

  • Oshkosh Northwestern (Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

Employers in the automotive industry in Wisconsin report more job opportunities as the sector incorporates sophisticated technology and workers retire. Some technical colleges and auto dealerships are… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Do your ideas need to be presented or discussed?

3/27/2015

  • Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model)

Fully formed ideas should be presented at meetings, while those less developed should be brought up in conversations, Nancy Duarte writes. "Presenting can go a long way toward changing minds. ... But … Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Sen. Harry Reid will retire in 2016

3/27/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced he will not seek re-election next year. "I want to be able to go out at the top of my game," Reid said. Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Be wary of these diversity training misconceptions

3/10/2015

  • Fast Company online

Did you know that diversity training programs that are mandatory may fall flat because managers assume they are only intended for legal compliance? Here's how to address that issue and other diversity… Read More