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Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the July-August 2014 Issue

Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the July-August 2014 Issue

by Josh Olejarz  |   9:00 AM June 23, 2014

Enjoy these cartoons from the July–August issue of HBR, and test your management wit in theTWO HBR Cartoon Caption Contests we’re running this month. The first contest, for our September issue, is at the bottom of this post, and the second contest, for our October issue, can be found here. If we choose your caption as the winner, you will be featured in an upcoming magazine issue and win a free Harvard Business Review Press book.

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Bob Eckstein

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“Good. Now we’ll take things up a notch and have you check your work e-mails…”

Paula Pratt

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“It works, but is it scalable?”

Kaamran Hafeez

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“Admittedly, it’s a niche market.”

Crowden Satz

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“We’ve updated the company manual.”

Bob Vojtko

And congratulations to our July–August caption contest winner, Lance Kelly of Manchester, Connecticut. Here’s his winning caption:

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“I’m loving this blue ocean strategy.”

Cartoonist: Ken Krimstein

 

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Kee Koon Boon (“KB”) is the co-founder and director of HERO Investment Management which provides specialized fund management and investment advisory services to the ARCHEA Asia HERO Innovators Fund (www.heroinnovator.com), the only Asian SMID-cap tech-focused fund in the industry. KB is an internationally featured investor rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as a fund manager and analyst in the Asian capital markets who started his career at a boutique hedge fund in Singapore where he was with the firm since 2002 and was also part of the core investment committee in significantly outperforming the index in the 10-year-plus-old flagship Asian fund. He was also the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. Prior to setting up the H.E.R.O. Innovators Fund, KB was the Chief Investment Officer & CEO of a Singapore Registered Fund Management Company (RFMC) where he is responsible for listed Asian equity investments. KB had taught accounting at the Singapore Management University (SMU) as a faculty member and also pioneered the 15-week course on Accounting Fraud in Asia as an official module at SMU. KB remains grateful and honored to be invited by Singapore’s financial regulator Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to present to their top management team about implementing a world’s first fact-based forward-looking fraud detection framework to bring about benefits for the capital markets in Singapore and for the public and investment community. KB also served the community in sharing his insights in writing articles about value investing and corporate governance in the media that include Business Times, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Manual of Ideas, Investopedia, TedXWallStreet. He had also presented in top investment, banking and finance conferences in America, Italy, Sydney, Cape Town, HK, China. He has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy & business model innovation in Singapore, HK and China.

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