Developing that Exit Strategy Just Became a Lot More Critical

Exit Strategy Business Cartoon

I love language. Take these two phrases, “exit strategy” and “escape plan.”

Both on their faces have essentially the same meanings. “Strategy” and “plan” are basically interchangeable. “Escape” is more charged than “exit,” but you hear more animated usages like “hasty exit” and “emergency exit.”

And yet “exit strategy” and “escape plan” conjure up two totally different scenarios. Like I said, I love language.

(Or maybe I adore it…)

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,