Joel Dubin: How can college students evaluate potential employers to avoid dysfunctional companies?

Joel Dubin is a retired cybersecurity consultant turned humor author and foreign languages enthusiast. “The 7 Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Companies” was inspired by stupidity he observed at companies who sabotage not only their security but their business, as well. The 7 Habits are the most common problems he saw at screwed up companies around the world. This isn’t a typical business book. It’s a humor book poking fun at office politics, bureaucracy and toxic work environments, all ingredients of successful dysfunctional companies. It’s sort of an anti-manual of how not to run a business. Joel is the author of both editions of The Little Black Book of Computer Security and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

In episode 438 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Joel chose Northwestern University for his undergraduate and MBA, why he decided to write the book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Companies”, how college students can evaluate potential employers to avoid dysfunctional companies, why so many companies are bad at customer service, how we can make companies more efficient, how we can eliminate unnecessary meetings that could have been emails, how companies can retain their best employees, and what Joel’s thoughts are on remote employees. Enjoy!