Hard Times Call For A Fast Talking, Guitar Playing CEO



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Sometimes when you’re stuck for an idea, the best way to get unstuck is to paint yourself into a corner.

This cartoon, for example, came out of a particularly poor writing day. I spent probably a good 3 hours alternating between staring blankly – and taking little naps. (All that staring really drains you.) I finally broke through when I imagined a guy with a guitar in a meeting. What would he say? Why does he have the guitar?

That seemed to loosen things up in my head a bit and I got this cartoon, which, incidentally, is one of my recent favorites.

It reads even funnier if you imagine it in a southern drawl.

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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. It’s even funnier if you remember the story of HealthSouth’s former CEO Richard Scrushy. Although he missed the whole “turnaround” part…

    • LOL — that’s right! Richard Scrushy wanted to be a musical star. I’d forgotten about that – brings a whole different meaning to this cartoon. 🙂

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