Joe Nocera

08/27/2015 - 9:36pm

    The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The worst thing about Jeff Bezos is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks.

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08/06/2015 - 5:18pm

    My son Nick, a podcast aficionado, suggested recently that I’d enjoy a podcast called “StartUp,” which tells stories of companies that are just starting out. In its first season, the show’s host, Alex Blumberg, and his new business...

07/31/2015 - 8:28pm

    Called away on family business, I was afraid I’d missed the sweet spot for commentary on the Harper Lee/"To Kill a Mockingbird"/"Go Set a Watchman” controversy — that moment right after “Watchman’s” release...

07/17/2015 - 12:10am

            On Thursday, the office of Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., released a letter from Kevin M. Kennedy, an executive vice president at Takata, the company whose defective air bags have killed at least eight people and wounded more than 100.

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07/16/2015 - 11:26pm

            At the Aspen Ideas Festival — an annual summer gabfest in Colorado that presents all sorts of interesting ideas, from the improbable to the important — one of the big themes this year was jobs. How will America close the skills gap? Where will...

06/25/2015 - 10:44am

    This is the second column I've written about Deborah Loewenberg Ball, the dean of the University of Michigan's School of Education. Ball believes the training that teachers get while they are in school needs to be drastically improved. Last year, I...

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