Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Why companies should bring cases of internal fraud to the courts

3/3/2015

  • CFO.com

Companies will often quietly deal with cases of internal fraud even when they have enough evidence to get law enforcement involved. This is often a mistake, however, according to speakers at the Infor… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Virtual reality tech lets audience members step into the movies

3/3/2015

  • New Scientist

Thanks to emerging virtual reality technology, no longer are you limited to enjoying a film from the comfort of a reclining chair -- now you can step inside the screen. A demonstration of the newest t… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Has the Big Mac finally gone stale?

3/3/2015

  • Atlantic online, The

Big Mac

A rumor last year that McDonald's was scrapping the Big Mac felt plausible, Ian Bogost writes, which shows how much fast food has changed with the rise of fast casual dining. McDonald's is now countin… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

I put Lewinsky's dress in Clinton's portrait, painter says

3/3/2015

  • Philadelphia Daily News

Lewinsky

A painting of Bill Clinton at the National Portrait Gallery contains a coded allusion to the former president's dalliance with Monica Lewinsky, the portrait's painter says. Artist Nelson Shanks hung a… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

3 offbeat questions to ask a sales rep in an interview

3/3/2015

  • Salesforce Blog

While conventional questions are important during the interview process for a sales position, the results can be telling when "ridiculous" questions are added to the mix. Some examples: "What is your … Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Could you live without your smartphone?

3/3/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Not having a smartphone means that BELFOR CEO Sheldon Yellen is slow to get e-mails and Facebook updates, but he is better able to focus on the people in front of him. "Ditching your smartphone won't … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Replace shallow incentives to engage employees

3/3/2015

  • TrainingMag.com

Perks are insufficient for engaging employees and helping them understand the significance of their jobs, Roger Connors and Tom Smith write. They suggest defining a handful of company goals that are a… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Do you exhibit these signs of confidence?

3/3/2015

  • Fast Company online

Confident people share common habits such as a willingness to leave their comfort zones and a tendency to view failure as a positive learning experience, Stephanie Vozza writes. They take responsibili… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

High court hears case involving boy's statements to preschool teachers

3/3/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

A case argued before the Supreme Court on Monday involves an Ohio man who was convicted in a child-abuse case and sentenced to prison in light of statements a 3-½-year-old boy made to his preschool t… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Can adding female directors boost your stock price?

2/10/2015

  • Quartz

A study says companies with greater gender diversity in the boardroom tended to experience less stock-price volatility. This article takes a close look at the research and what it might mean. Read More