Tech

How to use a Lyft promotional code to get discounted rides

You can use a Lyft promo code to get discounted rides. Lyft offers promotional codes to first-time riders and users who refer friends to the service. The promo codes are usually good for a certain percentage off the cost of a ride. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . […]
How to use a Lyft promotional code to get discounted rides
News

Chick-fil-A is giving away free food on Tuesday. Here’s how to get some.

Chick-fil-A is giving away free food on Tuesday, July 9, for its 15th annual Cow Appreciation Day. Customers who show up to their local Chick-fil-A dressed as a cow can get free chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and more on Tuesday. Cow Appreciation Day kicks off when Chick-fil-A locations open and lasts […]
Chick-fil-A is giving away free food on Tuesday. Here’s how to get some.
Lifestyle

12 stores with amazing Pi Day deals

This year, Pi Day is Thursday, March 14. Many stores are celebrating by offering free or discounted pies, pizzas, or other deals. The amount of free or discounted food you can get on Pi Day is irrational. To celebrate the mathematical holiday this year on Thursday, March 14, many stores […]
12 stores with amazing Pi Day deals
Strategy

More companies are offering promotions, but without the pay bump

The economy is in tip-top shape, but companies are still hesitant to give raises. Promotions without raises are becoming more common, according to new research by staffing firm OfficeTeam. In 2011, 22% of HR managers said their company gives new titles without a raise. Now, 39% do. Your boss asks […]
More companies are offering promotions, but without the pay bump
News

Wawa is giving away free, unlimited coffee — here’s how to get some

Wawa is giving away free, unlimited coffee to celebrate Wawa Day. There are no restrictions or limits to the amount of free coffee that customers can consume during the 24-hour promotion. Thursday marks Wawa’s 54th year in business. Wawa is giving away free, unlimited coffee on Thursday. The cult-favourite convenience […]
Wawa is giving away free, unlimited coffee  —  here’s how to get some
Markets

Carlyle Group just promoted its latest crop of private equity all-stars —  here are all the new partners and managing directors

Private equity giant Carlyle Group just announced 58 senior promotions, including eight new partners and 19 new managing directors. Private equity giant Carlyle Group has announced its 2018 crop of new partners, managing directors, and principals. Carlyle, which manages $US174 billion in assets and has 1,550 employees, announced 58 senior […]
Carlyle Group just promoted its latest crop of private equity all-stars  —  here are all the new partners and managing directors
News

Christmas shoppers can expect more deals this week than on Black Friday

High street and online retailers are expected to offer more promotions next week than they did over Black Friday. Analysis by PwC suggests most major retailers will offer discounts for last minute Christmas shoppers. LONDON – Good news for last minute Christmas shoppers: high street and online retailers are expected […]
Christmas shoppers can expect more deals this week than on Black Friday
News

‘Once Upon A Time’ Promo Graphic Goes Hilariously Wrong

ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” is getting a lot of buzz this week — but not for reasons you may expect. During this week’s episode, an animated white rabbit graphic for the show’s “Wonderland” spin-off appeared and drew an unfortunately-placed “rabbit hole” around Snow White’s crotch. The unfortunately timed moment […]
‘Once Upon A Time’ Promo Graphic Goes Hilariously Wrong
Strategy

How To Let Down An Employee Who’s Not Ready For A Promotion

You’ve got a hard choice: Promote an excellent employee or bring in a better fit from the outside. If you decide to pass over your existing talent for a promotion (which sometimes is best for your business), you should be ready to do some serious damage control to keep the […]
How To Let Down An Employee Who’s Not Ready For A Promotion
Strategy

It Takes More Than A Discount To Get People Excited

[credit provider=”Sarah Chubb//Gilt City”] These days — as sites like Groupon have shown us — it takes more than a great deal to really hook a customer. In fact, it’s more about offering “insider access,” says Sarah Chubb, president of Gilt City, a subsidiary of flash sales site Gilt Groupe. 
It Takes More Than A Discount To Get People Excited
Strategy

How To Stop Your Best Employees From Leaving When You Can’t Promote Them

[credit provider=”Flickr/Cushing Memorial Library and Archives” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cushinglibrary/4951442147/”] Other CEOs ask me from time to time how we develop people at Return Path, how we scale our organisation, how we make sure that we aren’t just hiring in new senior people as we grow larger. And there are good answers to those […]
How To Stop Your Best Employees From Leaving When You Can’t Promote Them
Markets

Department Store Workers Share Their Juiciest Secrets To Help You Save

[credit provider=”Flickr / www.Azety.fr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/azety/7112387935/in/photostream/”] Love to shop? Join the club; in 2011 we spent about $4.7 trillion (yes, trillion!) in retail sales, according the U.S. Commerce Department.And who hasn’t overspent at one time or another? With new merchandise refreshed every season, every month–or, at discount retailers like Target and […]
Department Store Workers Share Their Juiciest Secrets To Help You Save
Tech

Here’s How Much Windows 8 Will Cost You

[credit provider=”Steve Kovach, Business Insider”] Windows 8 Pro, one of the four editions of Microsoft’s upcoming PC operating system, will cost $199.99, reports The Verge.Additionally, the Windows 8 upgrade from Windows 7 will cost $69.99.
Here’s How Much Windows 8 Will Cost You
Strategy

23 Business Cliches Every MBA Should Know

[credit provider=”Keeg via Instagram” url=”http://instagr.am/p/JN34klljyJ/”] In the business world, knowing how to effectively communicate with your superiors is essential. You’ve got to talk their language in order for them to respect you. 
23 Business Cliches Every MBA Should Know
Tech

Apple Will Give Away iTunes Gift Cards With Hardware Purchases Starting Tomorrow

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:An_iTunes_Gift_Card.jpg”] Apple will offer iTunes gift cards with purchases of its hardware for a back to school promo, reports MacRumors.Starting tomorrow, iPad purchases will include a $50 iTunes card and new Mac purchases will include a $100 gift card.
Apple Will Give Away iTunes Gift Cards With Hardware Purchases Starting Tomorrow
Tech

How An Intern Became Salesforce.com’s COO

[credit provider=”Jakub Mosur for Salesforce.com (used by permission)” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/salesforce/6097591383/”] Interns everywhere, take heart: You could be the boss in less than a decade.Take Salesforce.com COO George Hu. Just under 10 years ago, he got his start at the company—then a three-year-old startup—as an intern.
How An Intern Became Salesforce.com’s COO
Strategy

How Restaurants Like Hooters Cope When It’s No Longer ‘Wing Season’

[credit provider=”Hooters”] “Wing season” runs from September through April, but once the Super Bowl and March Madness pass by, wing chains have to go to great lengths to keep people coming into their stores, reports Mark Brandau at Nation’s Restaurant News.Here’s a look at what the wing chains are doing to […]
How Restaurants Like Hooters Cope When It’s No Longer ‘Wing Season’
Strategy

Companies Prefer To Pay New Hires More Money To Do Less Work

Here’s some research sure to rankle every employee who has applied for an internal promotion and been passed over in favour of someone from the outside. According to Wharton management professor Matthew Bidwell, “external hires” get significantly lower performance evaluations for their first two years on the job than do internal workers […]
Companies Prefer To Pay New Hires More Money To Do Less Work
Strategy

Even Valerie Jarrett Once Had A Tough Time Asking For A Promotion

[credit provider=”Michel Euler / AP”] At this weekend’s Women In The World conference in New York City, Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett spoke about the economic recovery and how it’s disproportionately affecting men and women. She also talked about the gender gap more broadly, and shared with the audience — filled with […]
Even Valerie Jarrett Once Had A Tough Time Asking For A Promotion
Tech

Verizon Just Gave You A Reason To Abuse Your Data Plan

[credit provider=”Ellis Hamburger, Business Insider”] The new Droid RAZR arrives this week, and to celebrate, Verizon is doubling its 4G data caps, reports PCMag.Without paying a cent more, you’ll be able to use twice the 4G data you normally would.
Verizon Just Gave You A Reason To Abuse Your Data Plan
Strategy

How McDonald’s Monopoly Game Became So Ridiculously Successful

[credit provider=”By Scorpions and Centaurs on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/sshb/3546328683/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] It’s the last day of McDonald’s famous promotion with Hasbro’s Monopoly in 2011, and once again it pulled in throngs of fans looking to peel off pieces and win prizes.Click here to see crazy facts about McDonald’s Monopoly >
How McDonald’s Monopoly Game Became So Ridiculously Successful
Strategy

10 Ways Businesses Can Best Use Quora

Quora, the easy to navigate question-and-answer service built on a social-media backbone, has soared in popularity since launching in 2009.Founded by a Facebook CTO, the site has already attracted high-level executives, journalists, industry insiders, and entrepreneurs, all eager to answer a vast array of questions for free. The site is […]
10 Ways Businesses Can Best Use Quora
Strategy

The 10 Unbreakable Laws of Social Media Marketing

[credit provider=”respres (via Flickr)”] Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging.It’s vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing […]
The 10 Unbreakable Laws of Social Media Marketing
Markets

The Exodus Continues As Goldman’s Prop Trading Unit Loses Another: Richard Ruzika

[credit provider=”Columbia College” url=”http://www.college.columbia.edu/cct_archive/jan06/quads1.php”] Veteran Goldman Sachs executive Richard Ruzika, chief of the bank’s prop trading unit Global Special Situations, is retiring after almost 30 years with the firm, Dealbook reports.Ruzika will be succeeded by Jason Brown, who has run special situations in Asia since 2007, according to an internal […]
The Exodus Continues As Goldman’s Prop Trading Unit Loses Another: Richard Ruzika
Markets

An Ingenious Method For Making Your Boss Desperate To Keep You

Two of Bell Financial Group’s star stockbrokers, brothers Charlie and Angus Aitken, knew how to get their boss to fight to keep them — hard.According to an article in the Australian Daily Herald, when Bell thought the brother team was leaving to start their own hedge fund, Bell says he […]
An Ingenious Method For Making Your Boss Desperate To Keep You
Markets

Meet Lora Robertson, Goldman Sachs’ (Likely) New Head Of FX Sales

Lora Price Robertson, formerly Goldman’s co-head of FX sales for Group of 10 currencies, just got knifed with the double-edged sword of the year.After her co-head, Kevin Connors, was inexplicably canned last week for “compliance issues” that “didn’t involve anyone else,” Robertson is probably in line for a promotion of some […]
Meet Lora Robertson, Goldman Sachs’ (Likely) New Head Of FX Sales
Markets

BofA Drives Out A 24-Year Veteran As Brian Moynihan Promotes More FleetBoston Alum

[credit provider=”Media Conferences” url=”http://www.sourcemediaconferences.com/SBB07/speaker1.html”] Bank of America has shuffled executives across several divisions, according to the Wall Street Journal.Building on earlier promotions of CEO Brian Moynihan’s FleetBoston alum, these latest moves also put ex-FleetBoston bankers into strategic positions.
BofA Drives Out A 24-Year Veteran As Brian Moynihan Promotes More FleetBoston Alum
News

As Fan Costs Rise, NBA Marketing Departments Get Creative

[credit provider=”Flickr/k1k0.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/manmarcelino/4526698678/in/photostream/”] The average cost for a family of four to attend an NBA game increased one per cent to $289.51, according to Team Marketing Report’s 2010-11 NBA Fan Cost Index. That includes four tickets, sodas, hot dogs, two beers, programs, the least expensive adjustable hats, and parking for […]
As Fan Costs Rise, NBA Marketing Departments Get Creative
Markets

The 11 Most Impressive New Partners At Goldman Sachs

[credit provider=”Structured Products Deutschland” url=”http://db.riskwaters.com/public/showPage.html?page=flagships_spdeutschland2007_2006_conference”] Some people within the 110 newest Goldman Sachs partners are athletes, some are big donors to charity, and some are crazy smart PhDs who have modelled new pricing theories.All of the new partners are impressive, and it looks like Goldman Sachs chose a group with […]
The 11 Most Impressive New Partners At Goldman Sachs
Strategy

The Line Between Sucking Up And Complimenting – There Isn’t One

[credit provider=”Flickr via jurvetson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2307146884/”] Why do some people get ahead, while others get passed up for promotions? Stanford Business school’s Jeffrey Pfeffer, author of “Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t,” states the obvious: the best way to get ahead is to be good at your job.There are […]
The Line Between Sucking Up And Complimenting – There Isn’t One