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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The Complaint Department Is Open Aug 13, 2020

You hate to complain. But what choice do you have? You simply must complain about all the complainers who are constantly complaining to you. The fact that so many complainers are complaining to you is really a positive. If no one is complaining to y... Read More

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Going Bad Going Remote Aug 06, 2020

It's true! Even good managers can go bad when they go remote. And bad managers — they get worse! Of course, bad managers weren't exactly a bargain when you had to trudge into the office to experience their lack of wonderfulness. Today, their mi... Read More

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Cornered! Jul 30, 2020

The corner office. It was the pinnacle of career success. Doors were dandy. Carpets were cool. Windows were wonderful. But that corner — that beautiful corner — that was the ultimate reward. But that was then. This is now. Now there are ... Read More

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The Big Snoop Jul 23, 2020

Working from home has many advantages. Protecting your privacy isn't one of them. It's true! In addition to their supportive emails and enthusiastic team Zoom meetings, your managers may soon be telling you to install surveillance software on your ... Read More