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, Andertoons.com.

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