Charlie Herman

Business and Culture Editor

Charlie Herman appears in the following:

Amazon's Cutthroat Culture: Cruel by Design?

Friday, August 21, 2015

The online retailer is described as a severe place to work. But for some, it's a challenging place with lots of opportunities. What makes an office a great place to work?

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Stop Whining. Do Your Work.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We sometimes don’t want to tackle our to do list and prefer to whine instead. Here's how to trick yourself into doing the jobs you hate.


Getting Financial Advisers to Care (More) About You

Friday, August 14, 2015

Right now, if they give you retirement advice, they don’t necessarily have to put your interests ahead of their personal gain. President Obama wants to change that.

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Love Thy Office Frenemies

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The workplace is perfectly designed for love-hate relationships. Turns out, that might actually be great.

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Does a U.S. Embassy in Cuba Change Its Economy?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Official embassies opened in Havana and Washington, D.C., this week. What does that mean for the Cuban economy?


Stop Calling Yourself a Social Media Ninja

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you want to succeed at work, you're going to have to learn how to brag gracefully. But how do you do it without being obnoxious?

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A Year After Eric Garner's Death, Sales of Loose Cigarettes Continue

Friday, July 17, 2015

Eric Garner died after being placed in a chokehold by police. Police officers were responding to reports that he was selling "loosies" or single, untaxed cigarettes.

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Patti LuPone Takes on Theater Etiquette

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Patti LuPone talks about theater etiquette, theater-goers and their cell phones. Plus: why she grabbed the phone of a woman who'd been texting during her performance of "Shows For Days."

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Harper Lee's Controversial 'Watchman' a Reminder of 'Painful History'

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Go Set a Watchman, the prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, was released Tuesday.


Clinton Outlines Economic Agenda, But Offers Few Specifics

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday's speech at The New School was short on details.


Pondering a Times Square Without Billboards

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The giant signs that mesmerize tourists are in violation of federal laws, and on paper at least, the city could lose funding. But only if the rules are enforced.

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Men's Fashion Gets a Week of Its Own

Monday, July 13, 2015

We pay a visit to the duo behind Duckie Brown menswear as they prepare for the first-ever, standalone men's fashion week in New York City.

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If You're An Artist, It Pays to be in New York City

Friday, July 10, 2015

New York City museums and galleries choose art that influences other institutions in America. But they're biased toward — New York art. So how do other artists make it in?

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The Father of U.S. Finance Goes To Broadway

Friday, July 10, 2015

A free-styling, singing and dancing Alexander Hamilton sheds light and delight on the origins of our nation's financial system. And it's a lot of fun.


On Quitting: How to Jump Ship without Drowning

Thursday, July 09, 2015

If you have a flair for drama, quitting is not the time to flaunt it.

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Occupational Hazards: A Game Of Cubicles

Thursday, July 09, 2015

WNYC Business and Economics editor Charlie Herman joins us to give some tips on how to navigate the minefield of office politics. 

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Forget Owning, It's a Renter's Market

Friday, June 26, 2015

The homeownership rate is at its lowest level since the 1990s. And as more people rent, Wall Street is getting interested. 

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Making Copies, Stopping Planes, and Other Feats of Great Assistants

Thursday, June 25, 2015

They can hold the keys to corporate kingdoms. Often overlooked, they might have the answers you're looking for when it comes to understanding your boss.

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Business and the Notorious RBG: Friends or Foes?

Friday, June 12, 2015

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the other justices will soon decide the fate of Obamacare and state bans again same-sex marriage. And businesses are actively watching.


Fall in Love With Your Job All Over Again

Thursday, June 11, 2015

By some estimates, three-quarters of employees are actively disengaged at work. The tragic part? The solution is easy, if bosses would just do it.