Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

U.S. posts 3.5% economic growth for Q3

10/30/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • CNNMoney

U.S. gross domestic product expanded at a 3.5% seasonally adjusted annual rate in the third quarter, according to the Commerce Department. Economists had expected 3.1% growth. The expansion follows 4.… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Microsoft looks to gain a foothold in the wearables market

10/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Bloomberg
  • V3.co.uk (U.K.)

Microsoft is looking to leverage its position in the PC industry into a leadership position in the emerging wearables and Internet of Things markets with a new device designed to track and analyze use… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

The superconductor invention that came from a car company

10/30/2014

  • IEEE Spectrum online

The superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can detect minute magnetic fields, making it a vital tool for materials, archaeology, astronomy and body imaging. Yet the inventor of this te… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

The economy is booming, data show

10/30/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • USA Today

The U.S. economy grew 3.5% in the third quarter, comfortably beating forecasts and marking the best six-month period for more than a decade. The expansion was driven in part by a 10% uptick in governm… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Why social selling is essential

10/30/2014

  • HubSpot.com

Embracing social selling is key for keeping up with customers who do extensive research before contacting sales reps, writes Olivia Perek, inbound marketing specialist at New Breed. Social media can h… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

America needs more microgrids, says former FERC chief

10/30/2014

  • GreenBiz.com

A microgrid-based electricity system wouldn't just be greener -- it would also be much more secure, says Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Accidents and del… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Job-matching algorithms are becoming more advanced, experts say

10/30/2014

  • CNN

Companies such as Hired.com are developing algorithms aimed at matching workers with potential employers. "Data provides a clearer idea of the cultural and psychometric side of things," says Katie Jac… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Can a bad performance review be a good thing?

10/30/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Bad performance reviews happen to everyone, says Mitchell Marks, a management professor at San Francisco State University. Instead of taking the bad review as a negative, use it as a springboard to im… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Many law school admissions officers say their outlook is positive

10/30/2014

  • AboveTheLaw.com

Law school admissions officers appear to be getting more upbeat about the future of legal education, with 46% saying they expect to see more applications for the 2015-2016 cycle, according to Kaplan T… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

How to deal with mental illness in the workplace

10/8/2014

  • HR Magazine

Untreated mental illness in the workplace costs U.S. employers as much as $100 billion each year, according to the National Business Group on Health. Early detection and treatment of mental illness ca… Read More