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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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

Come Out Smoking

One of the harsh truths of the marketplace is that an advertising strategy that works for one product will not [...]

Joe Queenan May 1 1997

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

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