Development and Research


Meeting of the Minds

“We do things a little differently around here,” (as comedian Maria Bamford notes) is one of those phrases you often hear starting a new job. I think all companies like to perceive themselves as unique.

But let’s face it, there are only so many ways to send an invoice, change copy toner or sit through a meeting.

After playing with different ways to show a “different” company (trapezes, cubicle campfires, juggling bears) I went with a subtler reverse on research and development. Although now that I look at it, I’m pretty sure a few of my previous employers took the development first approach.

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Mark Anderson, professional cartoonist

About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.



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.