Guidelines for Innovative Thinking?

innovation-cartoon.jpg Source of cartoon: http://filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/innovation-cartoon.jpg?w=361&h=364

The NYT ran the above cartoon by New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum as part of Cullum’s obituary.

(p. A22) Leo Cullum, a cartoonist whose blustering businessmen, clueless doctors, venal lawyers and all-too-human dogs and cats amused readers of The New Yorker for the past 33 years, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 68 and lived in Malibu, Calif.

Mr. Cullum, a TWA pilot for more than 30 years, was a classic gag cartoonist whose visual absurdities were underlined, in most cases, by a caption reeled in from deep left field. “I love the convenience, but the roaming charges are killing me,” a buffalo says, holding a cellphone up to its ear. “Your red and white blood cells are normal,” a doctor tells his patient. “I’m worried about your rosé cells.”
. . .
His most popular cartoon, from 1998, showed a man addressing the family cat, which is sitting next to the litterbox. “Never, ever, think outside the box,” he says.

For the full obituary, see:
WILLIAM GRIMES. “Leo Cullum, New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 68.” The New York Times (Tues., October 26, 2010): A22.
(Note: the online version of the obituary is dated October 25, 2010.)
(Note: ellipsis added.)

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