Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

The thinking behind Zillow's $3.5B buyout of Trulia

7/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Zillow's $3.5 billion acquisition of Trulia is aimed at consolidating marketing and advertising. Antitrust is not expected to be an issue because the companies combined account for 4% to 5% of real es… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

New Amazon store will specialize in 3D-printed items

7/29/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Product manufacturers that create their wares using a next-generation 3D printer will now have their very own marketplace on the e-commerce site Amazon.com. The online retailer said it is now hosting … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How to make employees happier and more productive

7/29/2014

  • Management-Issues (U.K.)

It you want happy, productive employees, then it's up to you to treat them with respect and positivity, writes Duane Dike. "When leaders think and focus on petty little things to the point of being an… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Democrats cite impeachment risk to boost fundraising

7/29/2014

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

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Democrats are using the potential risk of impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama to drum up donations and boost House campaigns. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner accused Demo… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Creative ways to fine-tune compensation

7/29/2014

  • Selling Power (free registration)

It's important to understand the different roles of the people on your sales team and to try creative incentives, writes Erik Charles of Xactly Corporation. In addition, promote people with cross-sell… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Websites help shoppers go green

7/28/2014

  • USA Today

Websites such as Yerdle and Oroeco are helping consumers find secondhand products and identify other ways to reduce their carbon footprint. "What's great is that many actions that improve climate also… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

N.Y. strengthens employment protections for interns

7/29/2014

  • Forbes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month signed legislation that bars employers from engaging in unlawful employment practices against unpaid interns. Oregon, Washington, D.C., and New York City have sim… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Tips for jump-starting career growth

7/28/2014

  • Business Insider

Connect with someone you admire and set a goal of becoming a well-known name in your field, suggest Quora users commenting on a thread about personal growth. Also, cut out menial tasks from your sched… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

$797.5M settlement aims to resolve asbestos case

7/29/2014

  • Reuters

A $797.5 million settlement has been reached in a case involving asbestos claims against Bondex International, a division of RPM International. The settlement, which still needs court approval, would … Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Ohio accounting careers program receives diversity award

7/7/2014

  • CPA Practice Advisor online

The Accounting Careers Awareness Program, which is run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio CPA Foundation and the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants, received a Power of … Read More