Brilliant but sadly, too true!
Looks more like a sickle hmmmm socialism?
I love how you have one of the board members typing secretly on his blackberry. So true, too funny!!
Oh - that sickle comments is brilliant!
Healy: Thanks for noticing the secret blackberrying going on under the table.
It does not look secrecive at all, maybe if he was facing away from the team.
very funny, sadly too true, you think he is an engineer?
Truly witty and hilarious!
So sad... but so true! Thanks for providing some humor. We all need it. :) Dawn K.
I think the blackberry typer is a not too subtle dig at venture capitalists... and I love it!
What bullshit! Havent seen a more idiotic cartoon that this ever...
dont understand what these morons find funny!!! I think all good comments are written by the cartoonist himself... god give him some brains so he can work better!
Cristabol Huet could have used it last night!
insightful and witty,I wonder what happens next? I think someone is Twitter-ing while listening.
So true, could I use it in a seminar I'm running for entrepreneurs preparing them for VC funding?
Ian: Feel free to use it for your seminar. I just ask that you attribute it back to OnStartups.com. Thanks.
Oh dear... witty this in not.
Very funny - and too true.
Only an entrepreneur would understand.
OK, I don't get it either. But I love the guy on the Blackberry (or Ipod if your a MAC person) ...
Bankers play ice-hockey, when we want to play on the grass...
The Nike stick of the past has moved from US and UK to India, China and Russia, so we will need to design a curvier one... Any realistic suggestions so far?
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I must be dense but please explain what is funny.
The fact there are two women in the room makes this cartoon unrealistic.
The tail at the end is what's scary. Flat isn't so bad... and it's predictable!
Love the quote but somehow the chart reminds me of a bailing hook
. But then I grew up on a farm...
As someone (yes, a woman) who has sat through the 'Next Great Widget' venture capital meetings, this is hilarious! And all too true.
I don't get it! What's funny....?
same here, i am unable to see whats funny here...looks like the hockey stick can work this way too...
It is sadly true. Why? Because entrepeneurs in start up most of the time concentrate in their own ego or technicalities but they don't assume the two key goals: sales on a continued basis and cash as a consequence of those sales and good costs management
For those who do not understand the cartoon t all then Google/Search "Hockey Stick Growth"... This is a popular business term.
Nice! I have read quiet a bit about the hockey stick growth, But this picture is the only one that put a smile on me! Good work.. some more will do.
The hockey stick is not flat, the bend at the end of the handle is showing a decline...hence the reason the guy is on his BB...he's typing
"get rid of this guy".
Yeah, looks like a sickle to me. Which is useful for mowing down any entrepreneurs that can't be hammered down by very bad economic policy.
Don't have change something else to go with the stick....OH that is web 3.0 and our hockey tickets will go up to match!
Probably the weakest posting I've seen on this site. Yes, I can see why it may be regarded as funny, but its not exactly LOL material.
Sorry Dharmesh, this cartoon is a miss.
Also sending out emails with a bit.ly address to read the cartoon means I can't tell what the real link is, which means I won't open it (security risk).
Its an ice hockey stick isn't it? Hockey is a different game, played on grass with a different shaped stick.
Looking forward to normal service resuming :-)
Stephen: Apologies for disappointing you. The cartoon was generally well received, but your point is well taken.
We'll get back to business with the next series of posts.
This is a totally funny cartoon! I wish I had used it when I did my blog post, "Flat Is The New Up" - http://bit.ly/mhB2I. Keep up the great blogs, Dharmesh!
I think whats funny is there is no mention of hockey players . And entreprenuers and mba students dont represent the target audience.
He's not an Engineer, he's from marketing. Looks good on paper, but I don't know if it works in use.
So guys, how does the attractive chart look like, and how do you go about it?