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[commission gapingvoid]


  1. Oh-so-true. The joy and the bane of a creative career…

  2. For the triathletically inclined:

    “The only thing I fear is recovery days…and buses.”

  3. Hugh, to take you literally, here’s an idea for a cartoon, likely not new, but the words are important to me.

    *My choices led me here*
    *I chose to be here now*

    I used to find myself thinking about what I had to do next and not focusing on what I was supposed to be doing now. By acknowledging that it was *my* choices that have created the circumstances that mean I’m here now, means that *I* chose this. This thinking has helped me be present, focused and far more productive. Do with it what you will, as ideas are worth nothing, execution is everything.

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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.

The New Republic
Lydia Depillis

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.

Len Schlesinger
Former President, Babson College

"There are only two daily newsletters that I look forward to opening and reading every time they show up to my inbox: Seth Godin's and gapingvoid."

Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

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

Brian Clark
  • Seth Godin
  • The New Republic
  • Len Schlesinger
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Brian Clark