Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Yahoo shareholders furious over De Castro's $58M severance

4/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

De Castro

Details of a $58 million severance package for former Yahoo Chief Operating Officer Henrique De Castro have become public via a regulatory filing. They make clear the reasons the package has raised th… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Why bother with Google Glass when you can wear contacts instead?

4/17/2014

  • Popular Science

With Google Glass still in the early stages of market acceptance, the search engine giant is already looking ahead to the next big thing in augmented eyewear: a contact lens with an embedded camera. A… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Eliminate filler words to give speeches more power

4/16/2014

  • Ragan.com

Speakers should use the power of the pause instead of using filler words like "um" or "so," writes Ben Decker, CEO of Decker Communications. Start by leaving yourself a voice mail to check how often y… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Rest easy, Sarah Palin, the Russian's aren't coming

4/17/2014

  • Washington Times, The

Events in Ukraine notwithstanding, there are limits to Vladimir Putin's expansionism. The Russian president has assured the world that his country has no plans to invade Alaska. Putin said Alaska is a… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How sales and marketing can work together to nurture leads

4/17/2014

  • B2C Marketing Insider

It's all too easy for promising leads to slip through the cracks if sales and marketing teams aren't on the same page, writes Francesco Adamo. For this reason, you'll need to reach a shared understand… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

EU adds sustainability to corporate reporting rules

4/16/2014

  • Environmental Leader

Large, publicly traded companies in Europe now will have to include sustainability in their annual financial reports. The new law passed by the European Parliament goes into effect in 2017. About 2,5… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Lawmakers resist subpoenas related to Volkswagen unionization effort

4/17/2014

  • Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

The National Labor Relations Board plans to hold a hearing to investigate claims that lawmakers in Tennessee interfered with a failed unionization vote at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Several la… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How to become an "influencer" on social media

4/16/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Gain influence on social media by sharing an interesting perspective on an otherwise mundane topic and by generating a lot of content, Larry Kim writes. "Influencers eat, sleep, and breathe their pass… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

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Law school administrator says now is a great time to get a legal education

4/17/2014

  • National Law Journal (free registration), The

Newly minted lawyers may be facing a tough job market, but Steven Freedman, assistant dean for admissions at the University of Kansas School of Law, thinks now is a great time to begin law school. Fre… Read More

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