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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Turning Over A New Leaf Blower

Anyone even vaguely familiar with the world of personal computers knows two things about the industry:1. Today’s cutting-edge product will be [...]

Joe Queenan September 1 1996

Techie Tit For Tat

On April 7, 1996, Dutch Ghana became the first country in the world to execute a private-sector employee for a [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1996

Free At Last

The genius of capitalism is not so much its ability to invent new products and services as it is to [...]

Joe Queenan November 1 1996

Mr. Holland’s Opus

I have always been an ardent admirer of companies whose CEOs know how to keep their mouths shut. That is, [...]

Joe Queenan December 1 1996

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

Grueling Experiences

In the next five years, a new survey shows, Americans will increase their consumer electronics purchases by a whopping 17 [...]

Joe Queenan March 1 1997

Take the Points

There is nothing in the corporate world more depressing than a stock price that resolutely refuses to move out of [...]

Joe Queenan April 27 1997

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

Getting a Handle on the Situation

Over the past few months, I’ve been reading a lot about unusual new titles that American corporations have been developing [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 1997

Send in the Clones

Ever since a Scottish scientist successfully cloned Dolly the Sheep earlier this year, the media has focused on whether similar [...]

Joe Queenan July 1 1997

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