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Never Mind the “Looming Specter” Floating Above You





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When I come across a phrase like “specter of looming profits” a little light goes off in my head and usually a cartoon like this pops out. That’s great!

What’s not great is then doing research like: 1) Is this phrase in common enough usage? 2) Is it more commonly “specter” or “spectre?” and 3) Am I spending too much time figuring all this out to make this cartoon worth it?

The double-checking of stuff like this isn’t fun, but it’s totally necessary to make sure a cartoon is as accurate, and therefore, as funny as possible.

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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. Haha I love how it is depicted as a ‘looming specter’. So many business owner ignore this until it is too late.

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