the ‘die trying’ print

[The "Die Trying" print. Sent out on the newsletter Jan. 20, 2010...]

Of course, once people saw this cartoon, I got a lot of people saying, “Hugh, you should make that into a t-shirt. I’d wear one!”

Eh. I don’t do t-shirts. Too much hassle. Learned that a long time ago…

Still, it’s a nice idea. One thing I know about me and my audience, is that we’re not interested in doing stuff just for the paycheck. We’re trying to do stuff that matters, even if it kills us…

“Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing” -Cormac McCarthy

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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