Friday Footnotes: A Little More SEC Heel Dragging; Attracting Millennials for Dummies; PwC Gets Ditched | 01.16.15

Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland Today If only people had invested in Beanie Babies… [Slate]

Statement from Chair White Directing Staff to Review Commission Rule for Excluding Conflicting Proxy Proposals They're going to have to get back to you on that. [SEC]

How to Stay Focused and Engaged in Long Meetings This is an incredibly useful skill for you to have. [Lifehacker]

Creative accounting by the boosters of creative industries Ghostface Killah makes an appearance. [Financial Times]

#CPAexamproblems [Twitter]

Accountant is first person in the UK to be banned from carrying ANY reflective object after using mirrors to peep up women's skirts while they shopped Just had to do some Christmas shopping, bro: "An accountant who used a mirror to peep up women's skirts while they shopped is the first person in the UK to be banned from carrying any reflective object in public. Barry Dyson, 39, sneaked up behind five unsuspecting women in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and used a mirror to look up their skirts at their 'knickers and buttocks'. When quizzed by security staff, he admitted he had gone to the stores to do Christmas shopping and 'peek up women's skirts'." [Daily Mail]

Purposeful Hiring: How To Attract Millennials To Your Workplace For six in 10 Millennials, a “sense of purpose,” is part of the reason they chose to work for their current employers. Barry Salzberg, CEO of Deloitte Global, sums this up best. “The message is clear: when looking at their career goals, today’s Millennials are just as interested in how a business develops its people and how it contributes to society as they are in its products and profits. He goes on to say, “These findings should be viewed as a wake-up call to the business community.” [Forbes]

Sainsbury’s drops PwC as auditor after 20 years It definitely didn't have anything to do with that whole Tesco thing, though, they swear [The Guardian]

Grant Thornton and BDO neck-and-neck in mergers They mean other people's mergers, not theirs [Cambridge News]

Batshit Sorority Pledge Email 'Cannot Stress How Important Spanx Are' You will encounter many insane people in your life, but probably not as crazy as this. [Jezebel]

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