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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Pitch Battle: Beware the Sports Metaphor

Businesses love to use glamorous athletes in their TV commercials and print ads. Sometimes this works great (Michael Jordan, George Foreman); sometimes not so great (Kobe Bryant).

Joe Queenan Marketing & Sales January 27 2012
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No Bull: Empty offices signal a second recession

Columnist Joe Queenan discusses how the activities in his suburban New York office building tell us everything we need to know about the economy.

Joe Queenan CEO Life November 29 2011

Take One Tablet and Call Me in the Morning

Whenever an amazing new technology debuts, entrepreneurs start producing accessories or applications that can be used to enhance the end user’s experience. These add-ons can range from sophisticated phone apps to elegant docking units to tiny loudspeakers to colorful carrying cases.

Joe Queenan Technology October 3 2011
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Gotta Keep Searching, Searching, Searching

How many Web pages do you think there are on the internet? Well, it turns out there are more Web pages than there are things in the world. And author Joe Queenan is expecting 600,000 trillion Web pages to exist by 2020. If you’re not involved in some way with a search engine, well, you’re on the outside.

Joe Queenan CEO Life , Internet , Technology August 2 2011
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The Fat’s in the Fire

Joe Queenan read all 25,754 pages of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. One of the solutions he found? The Give Granny a Placebo Program would cut Medicaid costs by 30 percent.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor May 24 2011
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They Walk Among Us

“I love retirees. I’d love ‘em even more if they’d go away.” A take on public-sector retirees, their pensions, and why one writer wishes they would all move to Florida.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor March 15 2011
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Fall Guys

Everyone loves to write about disasters—too bad so few are good at it.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor March 8 2011
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Tell It to the Wind

If you can’t say something nice, say it in Navajo.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor January 21 2011
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Stand-Up Guys

Bringing New Meaning to “Packing Them In”

Joe Queenan Chief Humor November 5 2010
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Read It and Weep

What would Ghandi have to say about CEO compensation? A new genre looks to historical figures for leadership lessons, including chief executive pay.

Joe Queenan CEO Compensation , CEO Compensation , CEO Life September 21 2010

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