Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

A look at what the conflict mineral disclosure requirement uncovered

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S.-listed companies complying with the conflict mineral disclosure requirement under the Dodd-Frank Act screened an average of 743 suppliers each with 495 of the 1,300 companies citing the number of… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

MIT's robot cheetah hits the ground running

9/16/2014

  • Engadget

Researchers at MIT have unleashed their cutting-edge robotic cheetah, which is powered by an advanced algorithm that allows it to leap foot-high obstacles propelled by nothing but electric motors. Sci… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

3 difficult moments where honesty is needed

9/16/2014

  • A Leader's Journey blog

Being honest and forthcoming becomes more difficult when doing so could signal that you're incorrect, vulnerable or responsible for shortcomings, Scott Cochrane writes. Those situations are precisely … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Can Louis XIV save Perry?

9/16/2014

  • Reuters

Perry

Attorneys representing embattled Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry have brought out the big guns in his defense, invoking French monarch Louis XIV and Roman Emperor Augustus. Perry is facing charges of… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Gogo, T-Mobile collaborate on in-flight texting services

9/16/2014

  • MarketWatch

Gogo and T-Mobile US are partnering to provide free in-flight text messaging and "visual voice mail" on phones using airplane mode. The service will debut on more than 2,000 U.S. aircraft Wednesday. Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Coffee company seeks to eliminate waste

9/15/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

America's Best Coffee Roasting Company has been pulling out all the stops to reduce its waste, sending coffee chaff to animal-feed makers and leftover sacks to gardening companies. Now it's switched t… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Feds to help states crack down on employee misclassification

9/16/2014

  • McClatchy Washington Bureau

A number of states will share more than $10 million from the federal government to boost enforcement actions against companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors, Labor Secretary Tom … Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Are you shortchanging this crucial resume section?

9/15/2014

  • TheMuse.com

The "Skills" header may be the most important part of your resume, writes career specialist Lily Zhang. List the hard skills that match the job listing's requirements, making sure to include any proje… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

House set to vote on amendment to Dodd-Frank

9/16/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The House is poised to vote on legislation amending the Dodd-Frank Act to expand the flexibility of Federal Reserve oversight of large insurers. The amendment also would allow higher charges for homeb… 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

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