December 22, 2014

Has Your Business Performed a Hat Trick?

hat trick cartoon

I’m not really much of a sports guy.

I live in the Chicago area and by default root for the Cubs. But if you asked me to name a single player on the team, you’d be waiting a while.

Still, I’ve been trying to do more sports themed cartoons recently and had written down words to play with: Touchdown, home run, slam dunk, etc. And then I remembered something called a hat trick.

I thought it had to do with hockey goals and three of something or other, so it was off to the Internet where Wikipedia told me that:

“A hat-trick or hat trick in sports is the achievement of a positive feat three times or more during a game, or other achievements based on threes.”

Mix it all together in a business setting and you’ve got this cartoon. Game, set, match!

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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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  1. Haha! I hope that you can really adopt those terms when discussing success in a business meeting. It would make it more interesting. Although I know that it would raise a few eyebrows. It was always a pleasure to see some people react. It keeps things interesting.

  2. I’d find the verbiage circulating in a business meeting (or most other kind of meetings) easier to process/absorb if that kind of language was actually used. Would definitely make it more interesting I think.

    Another great cartoon, Mark! :)

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