SmartBrief Originals Insights, analysis and best practices.
Jeff Bezos of Amazon

Consumer credit landscape flashing red, Amazon finances Whole Food acquisition, and new ideas abound for how to finance higher education ... and Pre-K education.

Three tips for using tech tools to support English Language Arts instruction.

JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon

Wall Street CEOs and their Devil's Bargain with Trump.

What’s trending? From trophy-free schools to literacy tips, don’t miss these most-read stories.

FMI report: Looking into the future of retail health and wellness

Explore the current state of health and wellness in food retail and emerging trends through data from FMI's most recent report.


If you want employees to choose and reward actions that focus on business success, then you need to become intentional about rooting out the behaviors that work against this dynamic.


The most popular stories this week talked about big changes at various business, from Tyson Foods to Kraft Heinz and Oprah.

It is necessary to know what you are and what you can do. Sounds simple, but too often we don’t take the time – or, more precisely – make the time to understand our role.


It’s already time to begin thinking about sales compensation plans for 2018 (believe it or not).


A CEO's lessons from having a son with autism.

Best private label practices for food retailers

A look at the rise of private labels and best practices for launching private brands.

STEM is about doing. Get strategies for hands-on, inquiry-based STEM experiences.

Timothy Geithner

Fiduciary rule moves to death row, financial crisis crimes and no punishment, bank bailout justification, and Wall Street beats Silicon Valley again!

Rock star

Teams need high-visibility, high-stakes performers, but they also need people who are more comfortable in the background, supporting others.

Tool helps curb summer math slide

An online game lets students practice fractions as they build virtual worlds.