Bob Goldman

Posted May 21, 2015

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Posted April 23, 2015

Far be it for me to argue with Neutron Jack.

Posted April 16, 2015

Posted April 02, 2015

It's enough that we do our job. Do we also have to like it?

Posted March 12, 2015

Posted March 05, 2015

Let's be honest. There are not a lot of perfect people in the world. I can think of only two -- me and you. And, since we're being honest, I'm not so sure about you.

Posted February 26, 2015

As a professional workplace expert, I have a problem with people who tell you they're professional workplace experts. Unfortunately, for me, there are lots them around. Unfortunately for you, they always seem to pop up when you need them least. That is to say -- when you're feeling most desperate about looking for a job.

Posted February 12, 2015

You can't manage your manager. You can't boss around your boss. And you certainly can't make working with your workmates work. Let's face it, friend -- you are simply not in control of your work life. But don't give up. With determination and focus, there is something you can dominate.

Posted February 05, 2015

Good news, readers. You can put your power suits in mothballs. The new trend in formal work wear is the hazmat suit.

Posted January 29, 2015

According to Chopra, routine tasks are "tedious and dull at best. At worst, they sap your attention and energy.

Posted January 22, 2015

Here's a question: Would you rather look smart or look good? If you answered "look good," then all I can say is -- good luck. To look good, you'd have to lose thirty pounds, increase your wardrobe spend by 500 percent, and settle in for a long, painful stay at the nearest branch of Plastic-Surgery-Is-Us.

Posted January 15, 2015

Thinking about quitting your job? I've got the cure. Read "10 Reasons to Quit Your Job in 2015" by llya Pozin -- an "Influencer" on LinkedIn.com.

Posted January 08, 2015

I know! You think that the entire idea of non-verbal communication through "body language" is the worst kind of pop psychology, and totally bogus, to boot.

Posted January 01, 2015

It's my own fault. I should never have started watching "Marco Polo," the new Netflix series about the world of Kublai Kahn, the fearsome Mongol warrior who conquered a continent, despite having some of the very worst hair days on record.

Posted December 26, 2014

Posted December 18, 2014

You're a modest person, I know, but you have to admit -- there is one thing that you do better than anyone else. That's doing nothing.

Posted December 11, 2014

Let's face it -- for overachievers like us, it is simply not acceptable to fail in our chosen careers.

Posted December 04, 2014

Considering how awful a job can be, it's difficult to imagine that so many young people are out there actually looking for work. Seems to me it would be so much easier to be born with a trust fund. Even more surprising -- apparently, many of the boys and girls who are putting their young lives -- and their young resumes -- on the line, are not being snapped up.