March 30, 2015

Maybe The Bar Graph Fell Over

sales cartoon

This cartoon was sort of a happy accident.

I was drawing another bar graph cartoon and my hand slipped a bit and one bar ended up much wider than the rest. For a second, I was irritated because I’d have to redraw that cartoon, but then it occurred to me that I now had a whole different take on this kind of cartoon.

Why was that one wider? What did it mean? Was it a mistake? Did the width add more weight?

You never know where ideas are going to come from, but turning a mistake into an opportunity has got to be one of the best.

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,

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