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.


Bob Eckstein


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

Paula Pratt


“It works, but is it scalable?”

Kaamran Hafeez


“Admittedly, it’s a niche market.”

Crowden Satz


“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:


“I’m loving this blue ocean strategy.”

Cartoonist: Ken Krimstein



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KB Kee is the Managing Editor of the Moat Report Asia (, a research service focused exclusively on highlighting undervalued wide-moat businesses in Asia; subscribers from North America, Europe, the Oceania and Asia include professional value investors with over $20 billion in asset under management in equities, some of the world’s biggest secretive global hedge fund giants, and savvy private individual investors who are lifelong learners in the art of value investing. KB has been rooted in the principles of value investing for over a decade as an analyst in Asian capital markets. He was head of research and fund manager at a Singapore-based value investment firm. As a member of the investment committee, he helped the firm’s Asia-focused equity funds significantly outperform the benchmark index. He was previously the portfolio manager for Asia-Pacific equities at Korea’s largest mutual fund company. KB has trained CEOs, entrepreneurs, CFOs, management executives in business strategy, value investing, macroeconomic and industry trends, and detecting accounting frauds in Singapore, HK and China. KB was a faculty (accounting) at SMU teaching accounting courses. KB is currently the Chief Investment Officer at an ASX-listed investment holdings company since September 2015, helping to manage the listed Asian equities investments in the Hidden Champions Fund. Disclaimer: This article is for discussion purposes only and does not constitute an offer, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell any investments, securities, futures or options. All articles in the website reflect the personal opinions of the writer.

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