Charles Herman

Economics Editor for WNYC Radio

Charles Herman appears in the following:

Everybody Hates a Micromanager

Thursday, February 19, 2015

There are few things worse that working under the thumb of a micromanager who tries to control not just "what" you do, but "how" you do it. Back off, man! I got this!

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Winter Break for Bankers and Billionaires

Friday, January 23, 2015

Meeting in the small Swiss mountain town of Davos-Klosters, heavy hitters from the worlds of business, politics, and philanthropy are debating where the global economy is headed.

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If You're Too Busy to Be Bored, Find Time

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Boredom in the age of technology is unheard of. There's always a screen somewhere to distract us. But staying so occupied might be preventing us from realizing what matters most.

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Failure is Not an Option....But it Should Be

Friday, January 16, 2015

Get your venture capital money out of here! Meet the billion-dollar company that bootstrapped it's way to becoming a New York tech giant. 


Uber Worth More Than $40 Billion. Come Again?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Venture capitalists are pumping billions into private tech companies. But soaring valuations and newly-minted billionaires leave some wondering if we're plunging into another bubble. 


Bitcoin’s Young and Wild Days May Be Coming to An End

Friday, January 09, 2015

Digital currencies have had little to no regulation. And that’s about to end.

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How to Be Less Distracted in 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Technology and a demanding world have brought us to the edge of sanity. Distractions extend in every direction. But not anymore. Bring it on 2015!

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What's in Store for Business in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

The U.S. economic recovery was a global bright spot last year, as Europe, China and the oil states all experienced setbacks and slowdowns. So what stories will shape 2015?


Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 


Telling Co-Workers: "Get Off My Back"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If you're feeling like your colleagues are conspiring to waste as much of your time as possible, well, now it's time to strike back!


A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.


Clicking Your Way Through the Grocery Aisle

Friday, December 05, 2014

Lugging groceries around New York is tough. The weather's bad. The bags break. It's a grind. Fresh Direct pioneered home delivery, and now Amazon and Google want a piece of the action.

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Keeping Those Good Vacation Vibes, the Answer Isn't in Your Inbox

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Too many vacations end in a tidal wave of anxiety once you're back at work. Trying to catch up, paging through your inbox it's enough to stop vacationing altogether. Yeah right! 


Forget Capitalism -- Long Live Monopolies!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Think capitalism and competition go hand in hand? Fuggedaboutit. Competition is for suckers who don't want to make any money. Real innovators build monopolies and never look back.  


Best Business Books for 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

From hotshot, high-frequency traders to a serial entrepreneur criticizing capitalism, this year's best business reads are all about thinking differently. 


Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.


When That Dirty Rotten Performance Review Is...Right

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We all want feedback, but when it's a deluge of negativity, that doesn't mean your boss is an idiot. Take a moment. Breathe. And find the coaching hidden in the criticism.

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Obama and the Future of the Internet

Friday, November 14, 2014

The president is siding with Silicon Valley and angering cable operators with his plan for preventing preferential Internet pricing and eliminating fast and slow lanes online.

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An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar in Silicon Valley

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Software engineers and venture capitalists aren't the only ones interested in technology. Turns out anthropologists are finding their way to Silicon Valley, too. 

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With Republicans in Control, What's Next for the Economy?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican wins this week might lead to more cooperation on key economic issues. 

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