This cartoon celebrates the elements in business that can't be controlled. Of course, no self-respecting entrepreneur should ever leave his or her success in the hands of fate. But sometimes it's cathartic to laugh in its face just the same.
Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Harvard Business Review, Good Housekeeping, and Forbes.
Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects.
The cartoonist also creates custom cartoons for companies looking to associate his gentle wit with their products and brands.
He blogs at: Andertoons Cartoon Blog.
He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, son, daughter, dog, cats, and numerous dust bunnies.
When the kids are away, the adults shall play ... with bubble wrap. Note to self: Schedule all deliveries during school hours.Jul 17, 2015 262 Shares
Ever hear a phrase in conversation with a colleague or client that makes you sit up and take notice? If you're a cartoonist like Mark Anderson, it may even cause a funny image to pop into your brain. Here Anderson explains how even a phrase read or heard in passing can be solid gold in his business. Enjoy!Jul 10, 2015 211 Shares
You know the promises you make about leaving work behind while on vacation. Unfortunately, like most, you're probably better at making those promises than keeping them. The cartoon above suggests maybe it's time to send your work gadgets on a vacation of their own.Jul 3, 2015 249 Shares
It could be one of the most abused appliances in the appliance world. The break room refrigerator can be a treasure trove, though. It's probably where you left that banana a few months ago. Be warned, opening the door can bring on a flood of sme ... er, memories.Jun 26, 2015 196 Shares
At the National Cartoonists Society, butterflies and nerves were quickly distant memories when a joke to open a presentation hits the right mark and gets a few laughs.Jun 5, 2015 215 Shares
In some ways social media has made things easier for your small business, in others ... not so much. This humorous cartoon has a marketing department yearning for the good old days.May 29, 2015 234 Shares
Hope you enjoyed that vacation. Because the one thing you are definitely not going to enjoy is returning to the office to find the mountain of work that has accumulated while you were away.May 22, 2015 225 Shares
So many people say they are "taking things to the next level" these days you might wish we had another expression to distinguish real next level thinking from the pack. Fortunately, cartoonist Mark Anderson has a few suggestions to try on for size.May 15, 2015 215 Shares
If you don't understand how "creating awareness" fits into the field of marketing, you're not alone. But don't worry. This may clear things up ... or not.May 8, 2015 193 Shares