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 …

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,