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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Book Review: Embrace the Chaos

Americans really love books about simplifying life. They honestly believe that life—and that includes corporate life—can be streamlined and rationalized to make things function more smoothly. You know, the way they do things in India.

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

Book Review: Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders

The author of this book, a social scientist, entrepreneur and consultant, starts out by unilaterally declaring that contemporary business leadership no longer works and needs to be replaced by “being-centered leadership.”

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

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

Burnt Offerings

Because of unprecedented volatility in the stock market, a number of underwriters have been forced to delay or indefinitely postpone [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 1999

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

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

Censoring Scuttlebutt

The Perils of Blocking Gossipy Bloggers

Joe Queenan Chief Humor October 13 2009

Citizen Fed

Would citizen economists be able to do a better job than the jaded professionals who’ve missed the last two stock market bubbles and the recent housing market meltdown?

Joe Queenan Chief Humor April 12 2012

Clarity Ain’t What it Used to Be

In the past few months, a perplexing new term has crept into the vocabulary of the business community. The word [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 2003

Cloning the Coasters

Last New Year’s Eve, 2,000 festive souls gathered in the Westchester County Center near my suburban New York home to [...]

Joe Queenan July 1 1994

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