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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Reaching Your Expiration Date Nov 14, 2019

Is that your phone? Don't pick it up. Is your computer receiving an email? Don't turn it on. Sure, you could miss an important message full of wonderful news, but when was the last time that happened? The message you are much more likely to receive... Read More

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Promo A Go-Go Nov 07, 2019

Congratulations! Your big new promotion is wonderful news. You definitely deserve your new, supersized salary and juicy executive perks. Say what? You didn't get a big new promotion? Well, there's no reason for that. Or maybe there is. Meet Gina ... Read More

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Beat the Bots Oct 31, 2019

You are going to be replaced by a robot. You know it's going to happen — someday. The question for today is: Are you going to be hired by a robot? It's not as far-fetched as you may think. According to "What is an ATS? How to Write a Resume ... Read More

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A Likely Story Oct 24, 2019

Need more paranoia in your life? Happy to oblige. Do you think that your co-workers like you? Or are they just pretending to like you when they're really hating on you behind your back? If you have doubts, you're probably not as well-liked as you thi... Read More