Stability: A Tad Uneasy?

business cartoon

Your standard sales graph cartoon usually shows a line moving up and down–a few highs and lows in there to make things interesting. But occasionally, I try to challenge myself a bit with something different.

Maybe the line only goes up, maybe it’s going backwards. Or maybe the line spells out a word. It keeps things interesting.

So for this cartoon, I tried to imagine what sort of business might either be thrilled with or completely terrified by a graph that suggested absolutely no change at all.

That said, I have no idea what business Haywire Inc. might be in, but it’s a good bet that stability makes them a tad uneasy.


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,

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  1. Mark,

    I always enjoy your business cartoons. This one really hits it. I think most businesses would be scratching their heads at a chart like that. Of course, on a heart rate monitor, a straight line is really bad news. In the long run, a business straightlining is probably not much better off.

  2. Martin Lindeskog

    Maybe you could sell it to the rock band Status Quo? 😉

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