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Strategic Humor: Cartoons from the September 2013 Issue

Enjoy these cartoons from the September issue of HBR, and test your management wit in the HBR Cartoon Caption Contest at the bottom of this post. If we choose your caption as the winner, you will be featured in next month’s magazine and win a free Harvard Business Review Press book.

PC Vey 1

“Ann, you can see by the number of books behind me that I know what I’m talking about.”

P.C. Vey

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Aaron Bacall

Aaron Bacall

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Crowden Satz

“Although our quarterly earnings dropped by twenty five percent, I feel compelled to point out that our Facebook likes have doubled.”

Crowden Satz

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PC Vey

“The kazoo isn’t the only instrument I play.”

P.C. Vey

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Teresa Burns Parkhurst

“Smithers, your input is vital here — it’s what we make fun of.”

Teresa Burns Parkhurst

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And congratulations to our July-August caption contest winner, Gretchen Newby of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Here’s her winning caption:

Susan Camilleri Konar

“Owing to recent cutbacks, I can offer you only 2 1/3 wishes.”

Cartoonist: Susan Camilleri Konar

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NEW CAPTION CONTEST
Enter your own caption for this cartoon in the comments field below — you could be featured in next month’s magazine and win a free book. To be considered for the prize, please submit your caption by Monday, August 12, 2013.

Paula Pratt

Cartoonist: Paula Pratt