Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Study: 30% of U.S. shrimp is mislabeled

10/31/2014

  • CBS News
  • Atlantic online, The

Some 30% of 143 shrimp products sold at 111 U.S. stores and restaurants were incorrectly labeled, including farmed species labeled "wild" and aquarium animals included in bags of salad shrimp, accordi… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Internet tax is off the table in Hungary

10/31/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The government of Hungary has dropped a plan to impose a levy on Internet use following massive protests that saw thousands of citizens take to the streets. Despite abandoning it, Hungarian Prime Mini… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Tim Cook goes public

10/31/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote this week that being gay "has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity." Cook's announcement makes him the first openly gay CEO… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Democrats brace for the worst

10/31/2014

  • CNN
  • Politico

Democrats and Republicans are sprinting to the finish in a bid to eke out wins in numerous hard-fought congressional races -- but polling data suggest that the GOP has a substantial edge as the campai… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Your reps need to hear customers' objections

10/31/2014

  • MTDSalesTraining.com

Sales reps should ask customers to share all of the doubts they have about the product, writes Sean McPheat, managing director of MTD Sales Training. This will allow the salespeople to uncover all of … Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Apple is dreaming the impossible dream, says CSR chief

10/31/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

Jackson

Apple's employees like a challenge, so Lisa Jackson, the former Environmental Protection Agency chief who now heads the tech giant's CSR efforts, likes to tell them that her ideas for the company are … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Why most HR departments struggle to be strategic

10/31/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Centralized HR departments are ill-equipped to make strategic decisions involving corporate learning and talent management, writes Sean Graber, the CEO of a training firm. Companies should instead emb… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career advice from the CEO of Hewlett-Packard

10/30/2014

  • Fortune

The key to a happy and successful career is knowing the No. 1 group in your life is your family, says Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. "Be clear what matters most. And what matters most is your family… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Opinion: Reconsidering enhanced-damages standard could stop patent reform

10/31/2014

  • IPWatchdog.com

Two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have called for the court to conduct an en banc review of its enhanced-damages standard. "If enhanced damages for willful infringement i… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How to deal with mental illness in the workplace

10/8/2014

  • HR Magazine

Untreated mental illness in the workplace costs U.S. employers as much as $100 billion each year, according to the National Business Group on Health. Early detection and treatment of mental illness ca… Read More