Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

How Cinnabon keeps things fresh

5/6/2015

  • Knowledge@Wharton

Storied brands such as Cinnabon can't afford to rest on their laurels, but stoking innovation can be tricky, former President Kat Cole says. What's needed is a clear sense of identity and priorities, … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Analysis: EU telecom overhaul could have implications for U.S. firms

5/6/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. technology firms could be facing additional scrutiny under a plan announced by the European Union that would create a single digital marketplace, possibly including new regulations, for the telec… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

5 ways hiring can come back to haunt you

5/6/2015

  • About.com

Due diligence is critical for each and every person you hire, Dan McCarthy writes. "The cost of a bad hire is significant, and can bring down a team, manager, or entire organization," he warns. Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Clinton seeks to corner the Hispanic vote

5/6/2015

  • Hill, The
  • Politico

Clinton

Hillary Clinton is making a big play for Hispanic and other minority voters as her campaign gets underway, in a strategic gambit that, if successful, would make her very hard to beat in 2016. Speaking… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Guidelines to building a high-performance sales team

5/6/2015

  • B2C Marketing Insider

There can be huge discrepancies in sales teams' performance that are usually due to some key practices that are, or are not, performed, writes Nick Hedges. These include aggressive goal-setting, being… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Solar energy still has a long way to go

5/6/2015

  • Christian Science Monitor, The

The solar industry is booming, but it has a long way to go before it's in a position to mitigate the planet's climate crisis, experts say. Significant investment and new energy-storage technologies wi… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Boston area leads U.S. in private-sector wage growth

5/6/2015

  • American City Business Journals

The Boston area is experiencing more significant wage growth than any other urban region in the U.S., with private-sector wages up 3.6% year-over-year in March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Lo… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Explain your career as a story in interviews

5/5/2015

  • MTV.com

Instead of just answering questions during your interview, focus on crafting your answers into a narrative, says author James Citrin. "If there‚Äôs nothing else that you prepare for, prepare for the q… 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 take up case involving utility billing

5/6/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute related to "demand response," in which utility customers are compensated for voluntarily reducing power use at peak operating hours. An appeals court fou… 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