Dominate and Diversify

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

Every cartoonist has a bag of tricks for when they get writer’s block.

Mine includes exaggeration, combination and reversal, but one of my favorites is anthropomorphism, or more simply. . . talking animals.

When I get bored with a traditional scene or setup I drop in a bear, a mongoose or, in this case, a bunch of bees.  Then I set my mind on figuring out what’s going on. It’s a good way to lubricate the ol’ brain, and it’s just plain lots of fun.

The only problem is figuring out how to draw bees in a hive conference room, which I think I could still work on.


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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  1. Martin Lindeskog

    Mmmm I am getting hungry for a “honey jelly peanut butter sandwich”! Maybe that could be a new item on the menu? 🙂

  2. This one tells a lot for me. After dominating the target market or the target place, its already time to move forward and look for other opportunities, to diversify the business. Thanks Mark!