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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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

Corporate Heroes, Where Are You?

Over the past 25 years, the high-profile business leader has seesawed between outlandish social pariah and esteemed cultural paragon, a [...]

Joe Queenan September 1 2002

Crashing Boards

Investors consistently ask why directors at Enron, Tyco, Adelphi and a host of other scandal  plagued corporations did not take [...]

Joe Queenan August 16 2006

Delusions of Democracy

Back in the 1970s-the Gold en Age of Bad Ideas-scions of wealthy politicians got into the annoying habit of taking [...]

Joe Queenan September 10 2007

Do the Math

Brother, Have you Got $3 Trillion?

Joe Queenan Chief Humor April 22 2010

Do We Really Need More Legal Help?

Not long ago, newspapers across the country carried a story about an 80-year-old New York man who was suing to [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 2002

Docs off the Clocks

A pair of enterprising Beantown physicians recently announced plans to launch an exclusive medical practice that, according to The New [...]

Joe Queenan April 1 2002

Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

Missing work doesn’t always serve the greater good.

Joe Queenan November 2 2005

Dog Eat Dog

A recent issue of Forbes magazine carried a fascinating article about unusual perks that American corporations are using to lure, [...]

Joe Queenan January 1 1997

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