Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Cross-border deals boost U.S. IPO market

9/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. initial public offering market has grown 42% in the first nine months of 2014, fueled by Alibaba Group Holding's $25 million IPO and offerings from other foreign-based companies, including co… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Scientists use micro-needles to build a better pill

10/1/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

A team of scientists and doctors in Massachusetts is testing a new medical device that could make it possible to deliver injectable drugs via pill. The research, being conducted at MIT and Massachuset… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Analysts skeptical of Ford's growth goals

10/1/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Ford plans to spend the rest of the decade increasing domestic pickup truck sales and reinvigorating the Lincoln brand at home and in China. "Ford knows it needs a luxury brand to bolster margins and … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Secret Service under fire over White House security

9/30/2014

  • FoxNews.com
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Pierson

A pair of scathing reports on White House security has put the Secret Service under pressure ahead of Director Julia Pierson's appearance before lawmakers today. Both in a recent incident in which a k… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Ask questions to help reps learn from missed deals

9/30/2014

  • TopLine Leadership Blog

You can help your sales reps develop their skills by encouraging them to write down lessons learned from missed sales opportunities, writes Kevin Davis, president of TopLine Leadership. Also, ask ques… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

How to break bad news to employees

9/29/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Many bosses will soon be delivering disappointing feedback or disruptive news to employees, writes Shani Magosky. It's tempting to ignore or dance around the edges of uncomfortable news, but it's alwa… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Marriott Vacations Worldwide fires worker for seeking political office

9/30/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Marriott Vacations Worldwide says it fired an employee in Florida for running for office because the situation invited conflicts of interest involving rental properties. The firing isn't illegal under… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Why you shouldn't rely too much on recruiters

9/29/2014

  • Brazen Careerist

Recruiters can be good resources, but it's important to remember that they're working for their clients, not you, Skiddy von Stade writes. "While recruiters can counsel you on some areas of the job se… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Lawsuit related to Wal-Mart bribery allegations will go forward

9/30/2014

  • Bloomberg

A district judge has decided to allow a lawsuit filed by a pension fund against Wal-Mart Stores to move forward. The lawsuit stems from statements the company made about allegations of bribery by its … Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How does your state rank in gender equality?

9/8/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A study by the personal finance site WalletHub ranked states on gender equality. The rankings are based on gender and income data from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Read More