So Simple, It’s Complicated

Simplify Business Cartoon

This is one of those captions that go round and round and round.

I was inspired to write it after reading a blurb on the back of a business book that read something like “Tom takes something we thought was so simple and blows it up. Fascinating.” Then I read another on another book that went “Phil takes this incredibly complex process and breaks it down into three simple steps. Fascinating.”

See what I mean? So I took a while and crafted this long involved caption that sort of eats its own tail. Is it important work? No. But it does make me feel better.

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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,

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