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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Zoom Town Oct 22, 2020

Oh, how exciting it was. You were moving to the big city! Maybe you grew up in a sleepy suburb or a rural oasis where your nearest neighbor was a cow, or maybe you were already living in the big city, but with your parents as roomies, and now you wer... Read More

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A Roll Is a Raise Oct 15, 2020

Warning, Will Robinson! (And warning to you, too, Wilhelmina Robinson!) Love all the money you are saving by working from home? Well, that could change. If certain companies move forward with their newest, nefarious schemes, working remotely could si... Read More

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Go Energize Yourself Oct 08, 2020

Be honest: You need more energy. Now, don't get on your high horse — which, given your current energy level, you probably couldn't reach anyway. The energy I'm talking about is that driving force that bubbles up inside you when there is work ... Read More

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Swallow the Leader Sep 24, 2020

If you've been waiting for a sliver of good news to brighten your day, it's time to reach for your Ray-Bans. According to a study from Georgia Southern University, the employees most likely to rise to executive positions are charismatic individuals ... Read More