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February 15, 2013
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Industry Update 
 
  • Editorial: Obama is right to oppose European transaction tax
    The White House has voiced opposition to a proposed tax on financial transactions, such as stocks, bonds and derivatives, in 11 European nations. Concerns include how the levy would affect the economy, its cross-border reach and double taxation. "The Obama Administration is right to oppose the tax on grounds that it will punish American investors," this editorial argues. The Wall Street Journal (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
Click here to access the report.

  New York Focus 
  Career Development 
  • Manage your talent like a sports team, says former Tyco CEO
    Successful sports teams usually have a balanced roster of committed and talented players, says former Tyco International CEO Edward Breen. That's the same approach leaders should take in running their companies, Breen explains. "There's no one individual going to make a company. So I always want to put people around me who I think are better than me, who will challenge me," he says. Knowledge@Wharton (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Financial Products 
  • PowerShares prepares debut of 2 low-volatility ETFs
    Invesco PowerShares is set to launch two exchange-traded funds investing in low-volatility stocks. The PowerShares S&P MidCap Low Volatility Portfolio will pick stocks from the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Low Volatility Index. The PowerShares S&P SmallCap Low Volatility Portfolio will select equities from the S&P SmallCap 600 Low Volatility Index. Benzinga.com (2/13), IndexUniverse.com (2/13), ETF Trends (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things."
--Albert Einstein,
German-born theoretical physicist


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