Taking Business Baby Steps

business meeting cartoon
This cartoon was a freebie from a meeting I was actually in.

The manager was rolling out some new strategy and it was a fairly big change. “…so we’re going to be taking baby steps for a while,” she said. Immediately my brain kicks out “then we should order some booties” and I raised my hand feigning something to add.

Sadly this manager had been around for a while and called on everyone but me despite some fairly good acting on my part that I had an important – nay, burning – insight, and the meeting ended sans joke.

So I reworked the idea and did this instead, which is fine but that lost opportunity still bugs me when I come across this cartoon.


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, Andertoons.com.

2 Reactions
  1. What? No massive corporate purchase of Pampers too?!?!?

  2. It’s hard to take baby steps when you are pulling up your bootstrapping boots.