Joe Queenan

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Joe Queenan is a regular contributor on business issues, corporate culture, and financial follies to Barron's and The Wall Street Journal.

Flip Side: On Second Thought … It’s Good… it’s Bad. Then...

Uh-oh, not again! The government now admits that it was completely wrong about cholesterol. Contrary to what they’ve told the public for 30 years, fat and cholesterol are actually good for your health; it’s switching to carbs that is bad! Darn, darn, darn! But that’s not all.

Absence Might Make the Heart Grow Fonder

Maybe it’s time to give politicking a pause.

I’m Game: Can Your Kid’s Mad Skills in Warcraft Get Him...

Job seekers are increasingly listing the skills they have developed in role-playing games such as World of Warcraft on their resumes.

High Finance

For companies in cannabis country, maybe it’s time to separate the weed from the chaff.

Book Reviews: Does Good Karma Make Good Business Reading?

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.

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

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

The Living Dead

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

Pardon My French

An American takes on France—and the world.

In Search of the Uneconomy

Dissecting T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” strategy.

The Sweet Smell of Success

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