Shredder Setting: Puree

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

Occasionally cartoons are just handed to you.

One day my manager came to me with a stack of paper. “Mark,” he said, “would you do me a favor and shred these? Also, there’s lots of price info in there, so make sure to shred it really good, OK?”

I’m not kidding. “Shred it really good.”

I wasn’t quite sure how to do that – barring maybe setting the shredder on fire in the process – but I assured him I would.  I wrote down “shredder set to puree” on a Post-It, and drew it up that evening.

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,