Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Global economic uncertainty spurs bond buying

7/11/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Doubts about global economic growth and debt troubles at Portugal's Banco Espirito Santo have caused a flurry of activity in sovereign bonds. "It's the contagion risk that has investors clamoring for … Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Analysis: The cloud can help boost agility of IT departments

7/11/2014

  • InfoWorld

With the shift to the cloud, IT departments are embracing a new set of responsibilities that can lead to a feeling of having less control over operations that were once solidly in their domain, accord… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Got a dollar? Here's how to invest it

7/11/2014

  • Morning News, The

People from varying walks of life offer advice on how best to invest a single dollar. Among their ideas: Take someone you admire for coffee; buy a newspaper; or set fire to it in front of a crowd. "Pe… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

National donors target Colo. congressional races

7/11/2014

  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)
  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Some of America's most prominent national donors are opening their wallets for Colorado congressional candidates, with the state hosting both a key Senate battle and one of the few genuinely competiti… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

How to become a recognized expert in your field

7/11/2014

  • Radio Ink

It's important to become a respected expert in your field rather than just another salesperson, writes Jeff Schmidt, a partner at Sparque. One way to establish your reputation and build deeper relatio… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Packaging is new frontier for corporate CSR

7/11/2014

  • Packaging Digest

Packaging is emerging as a key frontier in corporate sustainability efforts, touching on everything from green marketing to cost- and waste-reduction campaigns, experts say. "This trend is notable in … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Judge: RadioShack's overtime pay ran afoul of Pa. law

7/11/2014

  • Bloomberg

RadioShack improperly calculated overtime pay under Pennsylvania law, according to U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg. The company's calculations met the standard set by federal law but not the mor… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Will learning to say "no" make you happier?

7/11/2014

  • Farnam Street

The key to your happiness may be in figuring out what you shouldn't be working on. "[I]t may be worth-while for you to remember that you have as much time as anyone else -- twenty-four hours a day. Ho… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

FTC accuses Amazon of letting children make unauthorized in-app purchases

7/11/2014

  • Bloomberg

The Federal Trade Commission is accusing Amazon in a lawsuit of allowing children to make purchases within mobile applications without their parents' consent. The company has said it will fight the ca… 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