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

U. of Southern Maine students practice cybersecurity skills in "virtual town"

8/28/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The University of Southern Maine is inaugurating a new cybersecurity incubator designed to train the next generation of security professionals and facilitate the development of new technologies for ne… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Great stories can come out of complicated data

8/28/2014

  • ThoughtLeaders blog

Technical presentations have no shortage of data sets and concepts, but the opportunity for storytelling remains, writes Vikas Jhingran. One way to connect with the audience is to explain what didn't … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

"Ice cream man" wins Ariz. GOP gubernatorial primary

8/27/2014

  • Economist (tiered subscription model), The
  • FoxNews.com
  • Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The

Arizona Treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery chief Doug Ducey has won the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, and he will face off against presumptive Democratic nominee Fred DuVal. Some pol… 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

Nespresso plans $550M environmental initiative

8/27/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • BusinessGreen (U.K.)

Nespresso says it will spend $550 million over the next six years to improve its environmental and social footprint, helping farmers in Africa and working to improve its products' recyclability. "Our … Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

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 Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

Job stress increases with unpredictable hours

8/27/2014

  • Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network

Many workers have little control over their work hours, and it may be causing an increase in turnover and work-related stress, writes Morra Aarons-Mele. "In the end, it’s control over your day that … 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