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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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Who Says Money Can’t Buy Happiness?

Joe Queenan Chief Humor August 21 2009

Dya, Dya, Dya Ya Wanna Danz?

A couple of months ago, The Wall Street Journal published a troubling article about the spread of fake compact discs [...]

Joe Queenan September 1 1994

Eau de Chief Executive

One of the most troubling phenomena of the ’90s is the sight of one top executive after another getting booted [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 1997

Economics for Dummies

As always, the world held its breath to see who would be awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. The winners, [...]

Joe Queenan January 1 2002

Eggs Over Easy

The chattering classes recently worked themselves into a dither when an enterprising “fashion photographer” set up a Web site offering [...]

Joe Queenan February 1 2000

Email Hell

Spam has been much in the news lately. If the experts are to be believed, the drudgery of deleting unsolicited [...]

Joe Queenan October 1 2003

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

Fall Guys

Everyone loves to write about disasters—too bad so few are good at it.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor March 8 2011

Fanning the Flames

A Pandora’s box may have been opened recently when Napster founder Shawn Fanning called on “free” music fans to descend [...]

Joe Queenan June 1 2001

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

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