About Robert Goldman

Robert Goldman

Robert Goldman

As a business humor writer, Bob Goldman believes that his readers should skyrocket ahead in their careers and make tons of money. What sets Bob apart is his belief that his readers should have these advantages without going to trouble of actually having to do any work. Toward this end, he provides the practical tips and attitude adjustments that guarantee laughter, if not financial success.

Born in White Plains, N.Y., Bob graduated from Colorado College. Using the writing skills he honed while not doing any schoolwork, he crafted an essay that gained him admission to the prestigious University of Chicago School of Business. Intent on proving his success-without-effort philosophy, Bob ended his first semester with four F's and one D, prompting his adviser to comment, "You obviously spent too much time on one subject." Sensing that his gifts might be better applied to the practical world of business, Bob left the ivory tower to become a successful advertising copywriter at huge multinational firms in whose bureaucratic superstructure he always found a place to hang his hat--and his hammock.

In between writing ads for detergent and computers, he found time to write articles for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, GQ and Rolling Stone. His column, Work Daze, is a finger in the eye for business blowhards and boardroom braggarts.

The father of three children, Bob lives near San Francisco in a newly remodeled house for which he will be paying for many happy decades to come.

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Phoning It In Dec 06, 2018

It's decision time. If you could only have one, which would you choose — your job or your smartphone? It's a toughie, right? Your job is a drag. It keeps coming between you and the life of leisure to which you aspire. Your smartphone is exciti... Read More

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End of the Year. End of Your Job? Nov 29, 2018

What happens in December? Yes, the cubicles are decked with boughs of holly. Yes, feelings of comfort and joy radiate from everyone gathered around the warmth of the snack machine. Yes, you dream about the big bonuses your bosses are going to receive... Read More

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Free Advice -- Cheap! Nov 22, 2018

What do successful business people know that you don't know? They know that no matter how much success one attains in business, getting to the top isn't worth bubkes unless you can make everyone below you feel really miserable. That's why there are ... Read More