Bob Goldman

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

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.

Posted November 27, 2014

When it comes to criticism, it is better to give than to receive. Or so I've been told. Frankly, when it comes to criticism, I'm usually the one on the receiving end.

Posted November 20, 2014

Let's be honest here -- it's not easy being perfect.

Posted November 13, 2014

If you enjoyed the financial meltdown of 2007, I've got good news. The Wall Street denizens, who we admired for their ability to take enormous risks with our money, as long as they were insured enormous profits on their money, have turned a new leaf.

Posted October 30, 2014

It's sad. Used to be, you'd spend 50 weeks a year waiting for your vacation -- two blissful weeks without ringing telephones, raging bosses, insane assignments, bottomless responsibilities, weirdo co-workers, and life-threatening paper cuts. Now, you don't get two weeks vacation and 50 weeks work. Now, you get 52 weeks of vacation and, if you can squeeze in a day or two of work, well, what kind of sucker are you?

Posted October 23, 2014

Really, I don't know what's wrong with young people these days.

Posted October 19, 2014

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Posted September 25, 2014

It isn't often that I have a good idea, but when I get one -- it's a doozy.

Posted September 18, 2014

Admit it! If there's one thing you've always wanted to do, it's exude. And I don't blame you. Exuding is cool. Especially, if what you are exuding is success.

Posted September 10, 2014

Posted September 04, 2014

The bottom line -- don't sit there doing nothing. Go see your supervisor and demand a shorter workweek and a big fat raise.