Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Bond-covenant quality reaches new low

5/5/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

In the second half of 2014, bond covenants were weaker than they have been at any point since Moody's Investors Service began monitoring covenant quality in 2011. Investors appear to be content choosi… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

NASA announces breakthrough in aircraft design

5/4/2015

  • AVweb

A new type of wing that changes shape in flight with no seams or gaps has been flight tested at Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. NASA led the project, in collaboration with the Air … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Partnership is crucial in business, Buffett says

5/5/2015

  • YouTube

Berkshire Hathaway evolved out of a partnership, and Warren Buffett has carried that principle forward in how he views shareholders and the dozens of companies he's acquired. "I try to buy companies t… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Fiorina, Carson announce GOP White House bids

5/4/2015

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Fiorina

Two political newcomers entered the 2016 presidential race today. Ex-Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina and surgeon Ben Carson announced they are running for the Republican presidential nomination, b… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Content marketers should look forward

5/5/2015

  • B2C Marketing Insider

Content marketers are limited when they apply analytics only to get a backward view of what happened. Predictive analytics and forward-looking analysis are the keys to success. Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Competitors say they won't get left behind by Tesla

5/4/2015

  • Reuters
  • Financial Post (Canada)

Tesla's plan to offer up large-capacity batteries for domestic users could mean radical changes for the household energy sector -- but Elon Musk's company isn't the only one offering domestic battery … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Employers see light penalties for worker deaths, critics say

5/5/2015

  • Fortune

Employers in large part escape liability when an employee dies in the workplace, as the median civil penalty in cases investigated by the federal government is $5,050, Claire Zillman writes. Workplace… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

A rogues' gallery for the modern workplace

5/5/2015

  • Fast Company online

Fast Company has put together a video showing some of the worst people you could find yourself working with, from office gossips to jargon-loving, touchy-feely bosses. Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Drilling-support company resolves lawsuit concerning overtime

5/5/2015

  • Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia) (free registration), The

Texas-based ROC Service, which provides support for oil and gas drilling, has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over allegations of unpaid overtime. A federal magistrate jud… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

People with autism finding more workplace opportunities

4/5/2015

  • Huffington Post, The

Companies are starting to recognize the workplace potential of employees with autism and intellectual disabilities. In fact, employment was the theme of last week's World Autism Awareness Day. Even so… Read More