Success Depends Upon the Right Choice of Words


I went back and forth on this one for a good week. Should it be …

A) “Everyone, hands up! This is a power grab!” or
B) “Hands up, everyone! This is a power grab!”

One day it was definitely A.

The next day, B.

Then A again.

I asked my wife. I asked cartoonist friends of mine. I asked a parent I was standing next to outside of my kids’ school.

It went like this for a week and at the end it was basically 50/50. Argh!

So, when the time came to fill in the caption, I just let my fingers type what they thought was best and this is what came out. And I think it’s right.

But maybe … 1 Comment ▼

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,

One Reaction
  1. Mark,

    How about: “This is a power grab for everyone with their hands up!” 😉

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