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Business & Industry eNews
MARCH 14, 2019
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Survey of the Month
Turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch after all. And breakfast. And snacks.

Free food is becoming a phenomenon at companies across the country. Has your organization embraced the feeding frenzy?
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Heck yeah. Three squares a day.
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They throw us a bone occasionally.
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The snack pantry is stocked.
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News and Resources
News & Resources
FRAUD
Could cryptocurrency prevent accounting frauds?
Yahoo! News
Bad guys have given cryptocurrency a bad name, but its powers can be used for good. Exhibit A: catching accounting fraud.
GOVERNMENT
Legislative Digest On Demand
MNCPA, video: 3:30
Weather forecasts have been snowy everywhere but at the Minnesota State Capitol where experts are instead forecasting a $1.052 billion budget surplus. The MNCPA's Geno Fragnito shares a full report.
Meet Minnesota's new DEED Commissioner
MinnPost
Steve Grove is a Minnesota native who earned his stripes in Silicon Valley. Now he's ready to lend his technology smarts to the state's Department of Employment and Economic Development.
HUMAN RESOURCES
'Ghosted' by a former employee? Here's what to do with a returned check or W-2
Society for Human Resource Management
Return to sender. Address unknown. No such person. No such zone. Know what to do when important employee documents keep coming back.
LEADERSHIP
When the bully is the boss (Or, are you the bully?)
The New York Times
Amy Klobuchar. Bobby Knight. Steve Jobs. All are known for being tougher-than-average bosses. But studies show that demanding excellence does not necessarily produce it. Where do you fall on the bully scale?
MANAGEMENT
How companies can use employee data responsibly
Harvard Business Review
Ninety percent of employees are OK with their company collecting and using data on them and their work. But don't interpret this as carte blanche permission. Keep it ethical by following this framework.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
21 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett
Business Insider
For those of us lacking millions of dollars required to lunch with the Oracle of Omaha, we offer you the next best thing: musings from the man himself.
Stop striving for work-life balance. Here's why
Fast Company
Words matter, as they hold the power to shape our thoughts and actions. Or in the case of the phrase 'work-life balance,' limit our possibilities.
TAXATION - BUSINESS
Wind energy, tax breaks sought to bring Google to Becker, Minn.
MPR
A $600 million data center is in the works for central Minnesota. No need to Google it, though. We've got your details right here.
TECHNOLOGY
How to pick technology winners
Strategy + Business
Imagine the business possibilities for companies that accurately predict the next big technological advance. Sharpen your competitive edge by learning to pick the tech winners amidst a crowd of losers.

Find out how to use tech tools and disruptions to drive better business decisions at this CFO Series course on June 24.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
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21
Controller Roundtable
7:30 - 9 a.m.  |  MNCPA, Bloomington
Topic: AP automation
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29
CPE
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CPE
CFO Series: Managing People
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 4 Ethics
APR
25
CPE
Practical Annual Accounting Update for Industry
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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