Business Model: Money Equals Happy

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I’ve always thought the basics of business were pretty simple. Create a good product, get out the word, sell it at a fair price, and be nice.

But I’ve sat through enough graph loaded, jargon jammed, long-winded meetings to know that not everyone is satisfied with the basics.

So one day, after mocking an overly complicated PowerPoint, I got the above idea for breaking it down as simply as possible: money = happy.

It took a little longer to find just the right caption to go along with it, but judging by the almost constant sales of this cartoon, I suspect I found it.


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,

4 Reactions

  1. Martin Lindeskog


    I will use your cartoon for a future post on the philosophical meaning of the dollar sign.

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