Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

BlackRock CEO: Low interest rates create "structural problems"

5/28/2015

  • Reuters

Fink

Pension funds and insurers are being harmed by low interest rates intended to boost global economic growth, said Larry Fink, BlackRock's chairman and CEO. Companies are "having more structural problem… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Graphene discovery could lead to sun-powered rockets, researchers say

5/28/2015

  • New Scientist

A team of scientists at Nankai University in China has discovered a previously unknown property of graphene that, under the right circumstances, could allow for the creation of a sunlight-powered rock… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How to bring clarity to the office

5/28/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Decisions are hard to come by when no one is sure of expectations or there is a lack of trust, writes S. Chris Edmonds. Start by getting everyone on the same page, then demonstrate and help others liv… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Rick Santorum seeks election as "blue-collar conservative"

5/28/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)
  • FiveThirtyEight

Santorum

Rick Santorum has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, pledging to fight for the middle classes and put "blue-collar conservatism" on the national radar. Santorum was a … Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why the Justice Department red-carded FIFA

5/28/2015

  • The Atlantic online
  • Bloomberg

U.S. prosecutors have charged 14 FIFA executives with various corruption counts after an FBI inquiry into soccer's global governing body, alleging that the sport has for decades been embroiled in a pr… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Commentary: It's time for the world to tackle food waste

5/28/2015

  • The Hill

It's time to get serious about food waste, writes John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer for UTC Building & Industrial Systems. "Reducing food waste is the only climate action that unlocks solutio… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Fitbit poached employees with trade secrets, Jawbone says in lawsuit

5/28/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Jawbone has filed a lawsuit accusing Fitbit of poaching employees who were willing to obtain Jawbone's business plans and other sensitive information before leaving. Nearly a third of Jawbone employee… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How to remedy work conditions that cause procrastination

5/28/2015

  • Entrepreneur online

You're more likely to procrastinate when assigned to ill-defined projects or working under an overly critical boss, career coach Peter Diamond writes. Fix these problems by developing action plans and… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

High court to consider "one person, one vote" in redistricting

5/28/2015

  • The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)
  • The Washington Post (tiered subscription model)

The Supreme Court will hear a challenge seeking to require that a Texas redistricting plan be based on the number of eligible voters rather than total population. A 1966 high court decision has allowe… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

KPMG in U.S. picks first woman to serve as CEO

5/11/2015

  • Journal of Accountancy online

Lynne Doughtie, CPA, will become the first female CEO of KPMG in the U.S. on July 1. She's been with the firm for 30 years and has led its advisory business for the past few years. Doughtie's appointm… Read More