Five Things You Should Read

December 19, 2017

Why CFOs need to be tech-forward, and yoga moves you can do at the office.

Tesla's Year-Long SEC Probe

Seeking Alpha

From June 2016 to 31 May 2017, the SEC conducted a formal investigation of Tesla Motors that was squarely focused on the company’s Model 3. The probe focused on a report from a Golden Sachs analyst that went public just hours ahead of a $2 billion stock offering from Tesla in May 2016 and ended with no enforcement action recommended. Should Tesla have disclosed the investigation to investors?

CFOs Don't Fear Regulatory Change

PYMNTS.com

From tax reform in the U.S. to financial reform in China and Brexit in the U.K., regulatory shifts pose a challenge for CFOs and other financial executives. Research shows, however that CFOs are feeling more confident — or, at least, less concerned with legislative changes — than they have been in the past. 50% of North American CFOs believe large companies will benefit the most from tax reform and 32% of European CFOs said they are more optimistic than pessimistic (the first time since Q1 2015 that CFOs were more optimistic about their financial prospects than they were pessimistic across all European countries, according to Deloitte).

Fortune Chronicles Best of Business 2017

Fortune

On Fortune's list of the people, companies, trends, gadgets, hacks, and tweets that mattered most this year: Biggest net-worth increases, best quote, the biggest announced U.S. mergers, best market and the year's worst breaches.

The Technology Evangelist CFO

Boston Business Journal

CFOs and finance leaders must become more tech savvy to help drive innovation and organizational success. Being tech-forward and aware of the current and needed solutions across lines of business earns you a seat at the table to assist in the decisions rather than simply being the checkbook. Ultimately, CFOs need to do more than understand the concepts.

Combat Holiday Stress at Your Desk

Quartz

Sitting at a desk can ruin your back and our phones are making it even worse. Combine poor posture, which effects your mood and ability to think as well as making you less assertive, with holiday stress, and your work could take a hit. A New York yoga instructor has some easy yoga poses that will give you a necessary break and will stretch and release the upper back, neck, and shoulders. And they can all be done in your office.