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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Invisible You Aug 05, 2021

Here's a tough question — what's the greatest innovation in the history of business? The computer? Don't make me laugh. The cellphone? Ridiculous. No, the greatest business invention is the jacket. Not the jacket you wear, but your other jacket... Read More

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Honey, Who Shrank the Workweek? Jul 29, 2021

Looking for a job that will let you work less and earn more? Forget Facebook. Gambol past Google. The job you want isn't in Silicon Valley. It's in Iceland. Yes, the tiny island nation that gave us Bjork, fermented shark and puffin burgers has come... Read More

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Your Toxic Job Hunt Jul 22, 2021

In today's economy, it's not all that difficult to find a job. What is difficult ... what takes time and effort ... is to find a job that's totally toxic. And a totally toxic job is what you want. With a toxic job, you never have to make excuses for... Read More

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The Big Shutdown of 2021 Jul 15, 2021

If you're having a run of really awful Bumble dates, don't blame your bad luck, or your decision to use photos of Khloe Kardashian or Chris Hemsworth on your profile. It's not you, it's your app. In the middle of June, the dating colossus shut down f... Read More