The “Productive Stupidity” Cartoon

I had a problem…

I was creatively “stuck” on a cartoon I wanted to get drawn, one about “Productive Stupidity” that I was doing for our client, Babson College.

So I decided to “open source” the problem to my buddies over on Google Plus, to see if their input could help me.

If you read the back n’ forth, you can see, I got a lot of input. Thanks, Everybody!

It ended up in me drawing a good half dozen new cartoons on the subject. The one above was my favorite.

I’m glad I did it this way, I think the final result was much better for it.

Thanks to Babson President, Len Schlesinger for agreeing to let us try this approach, it was fun!

Rock on.

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
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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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