Joe Queenan

Joe Queenan is a regular contributor on business issues, corporate culture, and financial follies to Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.

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The New Threat: Chat Room Espionage

On-line message boards and chat rooms have become a great headache for American corporations, investors, and regulatory officials alike. In [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 1998

Confessions of an Annual Report

Down through the ages, mankind has been able to cling to but a few certainties: death, taxes, the Cubs never [...]

Joe Queenan November 1 1998

Board Stiffs

LENOX, MA-In the wake of a shareholder lawsuit alleging that the board of directors of Silicon Prion allowed a board [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1998

Caught Flat-Footed

Several weeks ago, something unexpectedly wonderful occurred when Reebok Intl terminated its promotional deal with Los Angeles Lakers basketball star [...]

Joe Queenan September 1 1998

Take Me to Your Loss Leader

Recently, I read an article in Forbes reporting that Toys “R” Us, the category-killer that has dominated the toy industry [...]

Joe Queenan July 1 1998


Shortly after the Monica Lewinsky scandal erupted, my local newspaper printed a letter under the headline, “French Find Fuss to [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 1998

Bring It On Home To Me

Lately, I’ve been reading an awful lot about bonds backed by the royalties from rock’n’ roll records. The whole thing [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 1998

Just Browsing

Like many Americans, I’ve been following the Justice Department’s brouhaha with Microsoft with rapt attention, hoping that if I read [...]

Joe Queenan April 1 1998

Byte Size

One rainy afternoon in October 1996, commercial real-estate salesman Paul Merlin stopped off at a typically blue-collar New York City [...]

Joe Queenan March 1 1998

Naked Options

Recently, I spotted an advertisement in The Wall Street Journal promoting an unusual kind of liability insurance. The ad placed [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 1997

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