Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Teen says story of stock market millions was a hoax

12/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A report about New York City high-school student Mohammed Islam making $72 million from trading stocks was a hoax, a spokesman for the teenager said. Islam and a friend said they hadn't made any money… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Want to get home safe from the party? There's an app for that

12/16/2014

  • InformationWeek

A mobile application may cut down on the number of drunken driving incidents this holiday season by warning revelers when they are too intoxicated to operate a vehicle. The app, which was developed by… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How Xiaomi became China's top phonemaker

12/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Since its founding in 2010, Xiaomi has leapfrogged Apple and Samsung to become China's top phonemaker with plans to go global. The company's combination of Apple-style product launches and no-frills o… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

12/16/2014

  • Politico
  • Hill, The

Murthy

The Senate has signed off on Vivek Murthy's nomination as the nation's next surgeon general, despite strong opposition from the National Rifle Association and some Republicans. The vote gave Democrats… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to ask for a client's business

12/16/2014

  • TheSalesBlog.com

Doing the necessary prep work is key for getting clients to agree to make a purchase, writes S. Anthony Iannarino. "There are a lot of smaller 'asks' that you need to make on your way to the final 'as… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

"Great Green Wall" helps China tackle desertification

12/16/2014

  • New Scientist

China's Gobi Desert

China has planted a "Great Green Wall" of trees across the north of the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts -- and the strategy appears to be working. "Vegetation… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Employers expand opportunities for workers with brain disorders

12/16/2014

  • Fortune

Advocates are encouraging employers to hire workers with brain disorders such as dyslexia and autism, and some employers are starting to take heed, experts say. "Neurodiversity, from the standpoint of… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

What's it like being an astronaut? Watch this video

12/16/2014

  • YouTube

A video released by NASA offers a look at what life is like for astronauts on the International Space Station, including discussing the life span of the space station and showing what re-entry looks l… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Supreme Court justices discuss working together despite differences

12/16/2014

  • Hattiesburg American (Miss.), The

Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan, who go duck hunting together in December, said the Supreme Court does a good job of working together despite ideological disagreements. Kagan said some "flexib… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Miami-Dade County hears opposition to transgender protections

12/8/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Advocates of legislation to ban discrimination against transgender people encountered strong opposition in Miami-Dade County last month. Opponents argued that the legislation is unnecessary and immora… Read More