Landing An Account

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

For whatever reason, sometimes I get into a topic and ideas just flood into my head. The above cartoon came during one such time when I’d seen a drawing of Rapunzel in a children’s book.

Rapunzel offers all sorts of possibilities! 

There’s the hair, of course, and the prince, the tower, the witch, the rhyme. . . then you can branch out into shampoo, knots, rock climbing, etc.  Once I started thinking about Rapunzel, I wrote a good dozen jokes in about five minutes or so.

The above cartoon is one of my favorites because it’s so far removed from the actual scene.  I think it illustrates that there’s always opportunity to breath new life into old topics.


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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  1. Martin Lindeskog


    Is Rapunzel a character in a children’s book? In Sweden you have Pippi Longstocking with a special type of hairdo! 😉

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