Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Fed expected to reduce bond buying to $45B

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Yellen

Federal Reserve officials are expected to lower monthly bond buying to $45 billion when they meet next week. They are not expected to give investors a firm timeline for when they will increase short-t… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

CATable keeps your feline busy while you work

4/24/2014

  • CNET

As more companies send their workers home to do their jobs, employees are finding themselves dealing with distractions from their furry friends. However, thanks to a new worktable from Hong Kong desig… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Cisco leverages sports for revenue and data

4/24/2014

  • Motley Fool, The

Cisco has added a focus on increasing connectivity at sports stadiums, with its Wi-Fi technologies at the ballparks of teams such as the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. The deals … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Business groups back Democrat in key Senate race

4/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Landrieu

Trade groups and big businesses are throwing their weight behind Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, a race that could play a pivotal role in determining which party controls the Sen… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to bounce back quickly from a sales slump

4/23/2014

  • Baseline (free registration)

Everyone will have to deal with a period of slow sales at one time or another, writes Miles Austin. You can pull yourself out of a sales slump by using the right tools to analyze the competitive lands… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Renewable energy must get smart to scale up

4/23/2014

  • MIT Technology Review online

Smart technologies are allowing renewable energy producers to forecast the amount of energy they'll be able to generate at any given time with far more accuracy than was previously possible. That's im… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Beware of the duck

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

A woman is suing her mother's neighbor for $275,000, saying she was attacked by the neighbor's pet duck and was injured in a fall while fleeing. Her attorney says he has learned from the publicity: "I… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How David Foster Wallace pursued work-life balance

4/24/2014

  • Lifehacker

Writer David Foster Wallace wrote about his struggle with work-life balance in his journal and several times discussed the issue in letters and interviews. One of his tools for fighting procrastinatio… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

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Appeals court reverses dismissal of case against R.J. Reynolds

4/24/2014

  • Reuters

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has determined that the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act can apply to foreign conduct. That finding reversed a lower court's dismiss… Read More