Best Practices Series

SmartBrief for CFOs

Financial news and best practices

SmartBrief for CFOs

Montag becomes sole COO at Bank of America

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Financial Times (tiered subscription model)

Tom Montag has been named sole chief operating officer at Bank of America. David Darnell, who had been sharing the role with Montag, has become BofA's vice chairman. Montag joined the bank in 2009 whe… Read More

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Tech news and insights and why they matter to business

SmartBrief on ExecTech

Federal agencies plagued by network downtime, report finds

8/20/2014

  • Computerworld

Seven in 10 U.S. government agencies report that their networks have gone down for at least a half-hour over the course of 30 days, according to a new assessment of federal IT preparedness by MeriTalk… Read More

SmartBrief on Leadership

Innovative ideas about leadership and management

SmartBrief on Leadership

How can CEOs be refocused on the long term?

8/20/2014

  • Forbes
  • Harvard Business Review

Too many executives are encouraged to squeeze value out of their companies through share buybacks and other means instead of trying to create lasting value, argue Steve Denning and William Lazonick. "… Read More

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Public policy news from a business perspective

SmartBrief on Business & Politics

Obama keeps low profile as calm returns to Ferguson

8/20/2014

  • Politico
  • Bloomberg

Obama

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., didn't spill over into violence Tuesday night, in what officials said could prove a "turning point" for the troubled community. Some remained disappointed that President Bar… Read More

SmartBrief on Sales

Insights and advice to help sales leaders

SmartBrief on Sales

10 fundamental sales skills needed for success

8/20/2014

  • TheSalesBlog.com

There are 10 skills necessary for success in the sales world, writes S. Anthony Iannarino. In addition to being able to prospect and demonstrate value, salespeople must master interpersonal skills suc… Read More

SmartBrief on Sustainability

News about the future of sustainable business

SmartBrief on Sustainability

CSR leaders need to plan for 2050

8/20/2014

  • Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sustainability professionals need to be thinking about how the world will look in 2050, says Henk de Bruin, global sustainability chief with Royal Philips. That means preparing for a huge growth in po… Read More

SmartBrief on Workforce

Essential reading for HR professionals

SmartBrief on Workforce

Software analyzes employee communications

8/20/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Software developed by RedOwl Analytics enables companies to analyze employee e-mails for data such as response times and e-mail-chain lengths. The software aims to help companies identify employees wh… Read More

SmartBrief on Your Career

Career tips for young professionals

SmartBrief on Your Career

An artist's survival guide for day jobs

8/19/2014

  • Fast Company online

It's possible to survive as an artist with a desk job, but you need to make realistic goals for yourself and work with what you have, writes Christine Deakers. Maximizing your time management and focu… Read More

PLI SmartBrief

The latest stories on corporate and business legal issues

PLI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Practising Law Institute

Citigroup appeals court order that could endanger its Argentine unit

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

Citigroup says it risks losing control of its Argentine subsidiary unless a court order blocking the bank from paying bondholders is overturned. The bank's customers hold debt that was restructured af… 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