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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Book Review: Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders

The author of this book, a social scientist, entrepreneur and consultant, starts out by unilaterally declaring that contemporary business leadership no longer works and needs to be replaced by “being-centered leadership.”

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

Book Review: Embrace the Chaos

Americans really love books about simplifying life. They honestly believe that life—and that includes corporate life—can be streamlined and rationalized to make things function more smoothly. You know, the way they do things in India.

Joe Queenan Book Review July 22 2014

To Bitcoin a Phrase, Is Cash Really No Longer King?

The future of bitcoins is very much up in the air.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor May 14 2014

The Living Dead

Zombie corporations, zombie pension funds and even zombie CEOs prowl the landscape.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor May 21 2013

Pardon My French

An American takes on France—and the world.

Joe Queenan CEO Briefing Newsletter May 17 2013

In Search of the Uneconomy

Dissecting T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” strategy.

Joe Queenan March 19 2013

The Sweet Smell of Success

Perfume trends suggest market potential for a new category of fragrances.

Joe Queenan CEO Briefing Newsletter , Leadership & Strategy January 25 2013
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Some Say, “Wi-Fi?” I Say, “Why Not?” What’s Wrong With Human Hot Spots?

A huge, unpleasant controversy erupted recently when an international marketing agency, whose higher-ups seemed to have a few screws loose, hired a bunch of homeless people in Austin, Texas to walk around and serve as human, Wi-Fi transmitters. The zany idea, devised by BBH Labs, the innovation unit of the marketing agency BBH (Bartle Bogle Hegarty), was introduced at the South by Southwest arts and technology festival in Austin earlier this month.

Joe Queenan Chief Humor June 14 2012

Some Say, “Wi-Fi?” I Say, “Why Not?”

A huge, unpleasant controversy erupted recently when an international marketing agency, whose higher-ups seemed to have a few screws loose, [...]

Joe Queenan Chief Humor June 14 2012
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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

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