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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Of Market Bondage

Last fall, Yale University Law School Professor Charles A. Reich published an apocalyptic little book entitled, “Opposing the System,” which [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 1996

Hype and Glory

About 10 years ago, when I was editing a magazine called American Business, I received a press release from a [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 1996

Of Ethics And Flapdoodles

Not long ago, The Wall Street Journal published an article about two former academics who were busy creating a new [...]

Joe Queenan April 1 1996

A Death Knell For “Knowledge Workers”?

A short time ago, The Wall Street Journal published a list of the 10 most deadly management euphemisms currently in [...]

Joe Queenan March 1 1996

Taking Cues From Bill Gates…All The Way To The Bank

Complaining about the deficiencies of the computer industry has become a national pastime in America. Because JOE Microsoft uses one [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 1995

Re-Engineering Redux…And Redux

In 1993, the respected management consultant James Champy scored a resounding coup with a remarkable book entitled, “Re-engineering the Corporation.” [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1995

Why The Entertainment Business Needs Corporate Governance

I recently was sitting at home watching David Letterman’s show when actor Alec Baldwin strolled onto the stage to the [...]

Joe Queenan September 1 1995

Notes from Underground

One of the tried-and-true stunts in broadcast news is to send an anchorman out on an undercover mission where he [...]

Joe Queenan July 1 1995


For the past year or so, cultural critics have been ranting about the rise of dumbness as the dominant motif [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 1995

What’s Right Is Right

Several years ago, I was riding a city bus when it stopped short. For the next 15 minutes the 26 [...]

Joe Queenan March 1 1995

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