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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Pushing the Envelope

Sometimes the solution to a seemingly insurmountable problem is staring us right in the face. Beethoven used to bust flimsy [...]

Joe Queenan Chief Humor December 12 2008

The Past Is Prologue

Two years ago, Jacob Alexander, one-time chief executive of Comverse Technology, fled to Namibia rather than face charges that he [...]

Joe Queenan October 7 2008

This Is Just Not Happening

Newspaper readers instinctively turn to the same section every morning. For many it is the sports, for some the financial [...]

Joe Queenan July 23 2008

The Wealth of Nations

Anyone lucky enough to see the recent public television broadcast of the New York Philharmonic’s historic concert in Pyongyang can [...]

Joe Queenan April 22 2008

Squashed

I rate shareholders, meddlesome hedge fund managers, know-it-all private equity guys and even the man in the street often act [...]

Joe Queenan March 5 2008

Lionizing Lackeys

Every once in a while, somebody comes along with a theory so brilliant, so iconoclastic and yet so blitheringly obvious [...]

Joe Queenan January 16 2008

Are We Having Fun Yet?

The day the Fox Business Channel debuted, the normally abrasive talk show host Bill O’Reilly advised anchors Neil Cavuto and [...]

Joe Queenan December 7 2007

Executive Action

High atop the category “Suggestions That Have Been Far Too Long in Coming” is a proposal to establish a corporate [...]

Joe Queenan October 29 2007
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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
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Hedging to Glory

Catastrophe buffs warn that the next global financial cataclysm will involve some massively overextended hedge fund that makes the wrong [...]

Joe Queenan July 23 2007

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