Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Frances Rathke to leave as Keurig Green Mountain CFO

11/20/2014

  • 24/7 Wall St.

Rathke will continue as CFO and treasurer until a successor is found, then become strategic adviser to the CEO. She will not stay at the company beyond Sept. 26. Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

How a £60 donation can get you to the moon, sort of

11/20/2014

  • Popular Science

You may not be able to step foot on the moon, but a new crowdfunded exploratory mission is giving you the chance to leave a little piece of yourself on the lunar surface. David Iron, founder of Lunar … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Leaving the party life behind saved this CEO

11/20/2014

  • LinkedIn

Shapiro

As a teenager, Gary Shapiro -- now president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association -- worked in food service, where he was successful but also developed a taste for alcohol. Quitting the job… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Will the real Chris Christie please stand up?

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's public image swings between "cravenly ambitious Everyman" and "cartoonish bully" -- but the truth is that Christie is also "an exceptionally gifted and nuanced politic… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Role-playing is key for better selling

11/20/2014

  • HubSpot.com

Practice makes perfect in any discipline, including sales, writes Dave Kurlan, CEO of Objective Management Group. Role-playing is the best way to develop sales skills, writes Kurlan, who provides a re… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Experts call for executives to speak up on climate issues

11/20/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

Executives should be doing more to advocate for environmental and climate policies, said experts assembled at the American Sustainable Business Council's business summit in D.C. last week. Business le… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

New Zealand butchers commute thousands of miles

11/20/2014

  • BBC

About 30 New Zealand butchers each year commute nearly 14,000 miles to Iceland for two months of work during lamb-processing season. Meat companies that operate in Iceland say they rely on New Zealand… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

The global fight for billboard supremacy

11/20/2014

  • BBC

Times Square in New York City just got the world's biggest billboard -- eight stories tall and a city block wide. The billboard's prestige location is seen by about 300,000 pedestrians every day. Conv… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Mich. law firm prepares to allow payments in bitcoin

11/20/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The Katz Law Firm in the Detroit area plans to start accepting bitcoin as a form of payment next month. "It's strictly a business venture," said Donald Katz, who manages the firm. He says accepting bi… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Substitute teacher fired for racial slurs in class

11/10/2014

  • DiversityInc magazine online

A substitute teacher in Chicago was accused of repeatedly referring to black students with a racial slur and calling them slaves during a lecture. The teacher was fired; one parent has urged police to… Read More