Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

SEC moves muni-bond ratings to par with corporate rules

8/29/2014

  • Bond Buyer (subscription required), The

Tighter rules on municipal-debt ratings by the Securities and Exchange Commission bring parity to rules on corporate debt and pressure on credit rating agencies to adopt uniform practices on methodolo… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Judge denies Apple sales ban request against Samsung

8/29/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

For the third time, a judge has rejected an appeal from Apple calling for a U.S. sales ban on certain Samsung smartphones on the grounds they violate iPhone patents. The phone-makers have been locked … Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

Why good leaders show their gratitude

8/29/2014

  • CEO.com

Gratitude is the foundation of servant leadership, writes Dan Veitkus. "Gratitude opens leaders' minds and spirits to realize that they are not omnipotent, but rather stewards of the resources, people… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Obama: We don't have a strategy for dealing with Islamic State ... yet

8/29/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • RealClearPolitics
  • Hill, The

President Barack Obama said that the U.S. doesn't "have a strategy yet" for dealing with the rise of the Islamic State group, and he said that he had no immediate intention of dialing up military acti… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

Free drinks, games can keep sales teams engaged

8/28/2014

  • BusinessNewsDaily.com

Adding a pingpong table to the office, offering free drinks for high performers and playing games are some of the ways that leaders say they keep their sales teams motivated. Among their other recomme… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

GM teams with Zagster for bike-sharing program

8/29/2014

  • Guardian (London), The
  • Tech Times

Bike-sharing startup Zagster is working with General Motors and other firms to bring bike sharing into the private sector. GM has already set up a bike-sharing program for workers on its 330-acre camp… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Scientists literally got some fish out of water

8/29/2014

  • Verge, The

Researchers investigating the way that marine life spread onto dry land have trained more than 100 "dinosaur eel" fish to walk about in a terrestrial environment. The fish, which can breathe air, were… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

How influential leaders stay productive

8/29/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

A survey of some of the most influential leaders in America found that most spend the majority of their time working with other people rather than working on their own projects. It showed that limitin… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Opinion: Courts aren't protecting patent rights

8/29/2014

  • IPWatchdog.com

The courts are rolling back patent rights, which could stifle innovation and business growth, writes patent lawyer Gene Quinn. "We are entering a dark time for patents; one that will have a significan… 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