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Unleashing Bold Initiatives

This cartoon has happened to me more times than I care to remember.

But it wasn’t until my wife and I were at a presentation that they all coalesced into the above cartoon.

I drew this on a scrap of paper and showed it to her. It was a good thing we were sitting in the back of the room because we both got the giggles and had to look elsewhere and think sad thoughts so we could stop.

It’s one of my most popular recent cartoons, and I suspect it’s because we’ve all been there.


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,

5 Reactions
  1. That’s painfully true to life. Painfully.

  2. Okay Mark, I can see how you got the giggles. What inspires people to read, from a platform? I mean unless they are at a conference about illiteracy…

  3. Hi Mr Anderson,

    I can see your point. Its bitter to swallow the reality.