Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Mauricio Restrepo to become CFO at Beam Suntory

8/27/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Restrepo will join the maker of Jim Beam bourbon this year. He serves as finance director for Europe at SABMiller. Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

New class of super-thin semiconductors could power cutting-edge devices

8/27/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed what is being touted as the thinnest semiconductor material ever, using materials that are just three atoms thick and can be seamlessly joine… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Good communicators are hard to find

8/27/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

Communication skills are a leading factor when assessing new business-school graduates, according to separate surveys of global employers and of executives. Unfortunately, the results indicate it's ha… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Republican Senate victory could spark exodus to private sector

8/26/2014

  • Hill, The

Many Republican staffers might jump ship and head to the private sector if the GOP takes control of the Senate in this year's midterm elections. Still, some lobbying outfits expect the Senate to swing… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Infographic: Brevity makes for a good e-mail subject line

8/27/2014

  • A Sales Guy blog

The most effective e-mail subject lines are short -- only a few words long, according to an infographic from ContactMonkey. In contrast, subject lines that are too long, ask a question or contain mark… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Should greens make their peace with GMOs?

8/26/2014

  • New Yorker (free content), The

Shiva

Indian environmentalist Vandana Shiva is leading a crusade against GMO crops -- but where she sees agribusinesses imposing "food totalitarianism," others see a technology that will be vital to feeding… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

The last of the hobo train-hoppers

8/27/2014

  • Al Jazeera

"Hobo News" editor Pat Mulkern, circa 1940

Changes in freight rail have made being a hobo much less attractive since the early 20th century, when up to half a million people traveled the country in box cars looking for work and new experiences… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Work-induced stress is a silent health issue

8/26/2014

  • Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Psychological stress in the workplace does more than just drain your batteries; it can affect your physical health. A study in 2013 found that around 75,000 German workers took early retirement becaus… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Former exec of investor-relations firm faces insider trading allegations

8/27/2014

  • Reuters

Michael Lucarelli, who served as a director of market intelligence at Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, is facing charges that he used his job to trade on insider information and thereby generate person… Read More

Inclusion Solutions

News on diversity and inclusion for the accounting profession

Inclusion Solutions

Published in partnership with: American Institute of CPAs

Breaking the "glass closet"

8/13/2014

  • Knowledge@Wharton

No openly gay CEOs run Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. "Once that top CEO comes out, which I think will be in the next year, then you're going to see some others," says Kirk Snyder of the University… Read More