The Game of Tetris Looks a Lot Like Sales

sales meeting cartoon

The idea here came from looking at a series of bars on a graph, thinking they looked a bit like a game of Tetris, and wondering if I could make that work.

For the most part, I think I succeeded and this cartoon turned out well. But with a little time and distance, I look at it now and think, “You know, if he doesn’t turn it, sales would rise sooner, but then plateau for a while. Is that better? Would leaving that space underneath be bad somehow? And if he did turn it and drop it, would that bottom row disappear?”

Maybe it’s best not to over think this one.


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. Heheee, I do look forward to your weekly cartoons, to see what you will come with next :).

    I find it especially funny the guy sitting in the chair with the nervous gnash-like grin on his face. And the one standing up looks frantic! (like he doesn’t really know what he’s doing)