1 That’s the money he saved by not buying a hard hat.
2 Bozo has got branches everywhere.
3 The cop took the bribe and didn’t arrest Bozo for littering.
That first strip is completely amazing. I feel I almost know Mr. Reardon (snr, not out friend in the comments section) through reading his strip.
1. Ah the old hide the dough in the hat trick!
2. Location is very important for selling products business survival.
3. Don’t worries, Bozo. I’ll ensure that it reaches its lawful owner. Heh heh.
Do Umbrella Guy & The Thug ever appear in the same strip? Hmmm.
Hey, there’s Waldo! Oh, it’s Bozo’s shirt again. Sorry.
2/ It’s too bad that Bozo didn’t say what had moved.
1. Bozo has a head for money.
2. Bozo’s business is really moving.
3. Looks like the cop is the one cleaning up.
In academia, theories proliferate much like rabbits in an abundant meadow. Theories offer the researcher the ability to formulaically discover new knowledge through research. A relatively new theory from the 1990s in the academic study of business is called the ”Disruptive Innovation Theory” . This theory suggests that a disruptive innovation creates a new market and value network that can eventually displace established market protocols.
However, in today’s three sets of panels, we, find that our hero, Bozo, has been practicing the tenets of disruptive innovation theory roughly 50 years ahead of the theory’s inception….
1. In the business world, there are both scrupulous and unscrupulous business practices…. hostile take-overs by rival companies are but one such example. Here we see Bozo skillfully practice the technique of disruptive innovation to thwart the hostile takeover of his assets…. by using his assets wisely to prevent the takeover from succeeding.
2. In this second series, Bozo’s fruit and vegetable cart is experiencing dangerously slow sales. Here we see Bozo take disruptive innovation in ways that model the current business trend away from traditional, staid, brick-and-mortar establishments. He takes his business to a new location, with the expectation that this is where his customer base will be found. In many ways, Bozo’s effort here predates the current, and wildly popular food truck service industry.
3. Unfortunately, in the third series today, we see that disruptive innovation can and does sometimes involve risk on the part of the disruptor. Here, Bozo’s business model is to sweep and clean the streets of his locale in order to acquire assets (his paycheck). Yet, his disruption of the environs, while conducted well and with aplomb, was not as carefully observed by Bozo as he could have done. His lack of adequate vision prevented him from FULLY realizing the assets his disruptive innovation could have provided him.
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1) Bozo is walking along and a thug attempts to brain him with a sap to steal his cash. Oops for you thug, Bozo’s stack was under his derby and saved him from the blow.
2) Sales at his street vendor vegetable/fruit cart next to a fire hydrant is slow. So he moves to a new location leaving a helpful sign for his customers. Fine thinking.
3) His street cleaning job obtains him the occasional dropped money. Then the local beat cop takes it from him! Is there no justice in this world?
1. & 3. The bad guys and the cops are both consistently portrayed as big, muscular square-jawed thugs in most Bozo strips. I wonder if this reflects a popular preconception of the time, or is it just consistent with a timeless popular attitude.