Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Supplier finance a growing option for strapped companies

4/22/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

About 80 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 index are acting as lenders, providing financing for suppliers that cannot secure loans from conventional channels. While such alternative loans carry r… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Powdered alcohol could be available in stores this fall

4/22/2014

  • Verge, The

Sneaking booze into the movie theater is about to get a little easier thanks to the federal government, which has approved powered alcohol for retail sale. Dubbed Palcohol, the dehydrated liquor comes… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Are unmarried CEOs greater risk-takers?

4/22/2014

  • Knowledge@Wharton

Single CEOs of publicly traded companies have a greater appetite for risk than their married counterparts, according to research by Nikolai Roussanov and Pavel Savor. Unmarried leaders invest more in … Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Green groups launch Earth Day policy offensive

4/22/2014

  • Hill, The
  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The

It's Earth Day, and environmental groups are calling on policymakers to take action on the Keystone XL pipeline, greenhouse gas emissions and other key environmental issues. The push comes as Democrat… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Using mobile technology to get sales and marketing to work together

4/22/2014

  • MarketingProfs

Mobile technology can be vital in helping the sales and marketing teams work together, writes Chanin Ballance, CEO at MobilePaks. These tools can allow salespeople to access valuable information at ke… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

Don't lose faith in clean technologies

4/22/2014

  • McKinsey Quarterly (free registration)

The high-profile failures of individual clean-tech companies shouldn't be taken as a strike against the sector as a whole, write Sara Hastings-Simon, Dickon Pinner and Martin Stuchtey. Much like previ… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

How to create a strategy for developing leaders

4/22/2014

  • TrainingMag.com

Organizations looking to cultivate leadership should ask themselves whether they have a process for identifying and addressing leadership gaps, writes Bhushan Sethi of PricewaterhouseCoopers. They sho… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How role-playing can help your career

4/21/2014

  • Billfold, The

Prepare for important work conversations by role-playing with a friend, Leda Marritz writes. "It’s awkward to have a mock interview or conversation, which is probably the main reason so few of us do… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Survey: Many people likely to look online if they need legal help

4/22/2014

  • ABAJournal.com

Thirty-eight percent of respondents to a recent survey said they would start with the Internet if they had to find a lawyer. Meanwhile, 29% indicated they would reach out to friends and relatives, whe… Read More