Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Considering an MBA? Get an MSW instead

9/12/2014

  • FastCoExist

A Master of Social Work might be a better educational path than the traditional Master of Business Administration, experts say. The University of Southern California has embraced the concept and offer… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Preventing a cyberattack requires getting inside the heads of attackers

9/12/2014

  • Forbes

Successfully protecting an enterprise from a cyberattack starts with understanding the nature and motivations of the attackers, and experts say that means cutting through some widely held myths about … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

What today's leaders can learn from Eleanor Roosevelt

9/12/2014

  • LinkedIn

Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong leader who ignored her critics and fought relentlessly to help others and to promote the rights of women, writes PBS Chief Executive Paula Kerger. "All women -- and men … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

U.S. bullied Yahoo, others into handing over user data

9/12/2014

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

The U.S. government threatened Yahoo with $250,000-a-day fines in 2008 if it failed to hand over its users' private communications as part of the National Security Agency's controversial PRISM program… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Top sales managers excel at communication, delegation

9/12/2014

  • HubSpot.com

The best sales managers have a wide variety of skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and delegate responsibility, writes Jonathan Farrington, CEO of Top Sales World. In addition, th… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

What's the point of having a CSO?

9/12/2014

  • HBS Working Knowledge

Chief sustainability officers aren't just good for managing existing CSR initiatives -- they can also play a critical role in mediating a company's transition to more sustainable and responsible ways … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Google employees say they lived at the office to avoid paying rent

9/12/2014

  • Business Insider

Several current and former Google employees claim to have lived on the company's Silicon Valley campus, taking advantage of the company's generous perks to eat, shower and do laundry. One employee liv… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Your network is incomplete without this person

9/12/2014

  • Brazen Careerist

The most connected and well-informed employee in many offices is the executive secretary, Bob Berchtold writes. "I’m amazed by how many people throughout my career have written off these important i… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

EEOC: Dunkin' Donuts franchise didn't honor job candidate's religious beliefs

9/12/2014

  • Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.) (tiered subscription model)

A franchise of Dunkin' Donuts has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over its alleged treatment of a job applicant. The suit claims that the man, a Seventh-Day Adventist, was off… 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