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Corporate Culture and Self Actualization

    Not everybody on your team is going to be super successful. Not everyone is going to be a unicorn. But that shouldn’t stop you from wanting it to happen, at the very core...

Employment UX

To say that there’s a connection between customer well-being, employee well-being, and company well-being is hardly new. What IS new, is a term that my business partner and co-founder, Jason Korman, first coined: EmploymentUX.  ...

Mission Drives Business

    When you’re in business, you’re perpetually looking for a positive outcome. This could be more money, more innovation, more sales, more clients, more publicity, whatever. And though positive outcomes are helpful and lovely,...

Consulting is an art, and a science.

The one part of consulting I always hated was the adversarial nature of the experience.   It wasn’t that people didn’t like me. They disliked the disruption: time away from their work; being told what...

Hugh MacLeod’s Illustrated Guide to Life at Microsoft

For the last wee while, Gapingvoid has been working with Microsoft, to create a body of work that expresses the company vision under its new CEO, Satya Nadella. The Microsoft Stories cartoon series “Hugh MacLeod’s Illustrated Guide...

Employment UX is a visceral experience

(purchase here) Back in the nineties, I used to have a corporate job in a big office on the 26th floor, in downtown Chicago. The office had a certain smell. Not a bad smell, just...

Some new thoughts on Brand Storytelling

  [Content marketing: One of the @Rackspace cartoons I drew recently for Robert Scoble’s weekly newsletter.] A decade ago, my buddy Tom Foremski quit his high-status job in journalism as the tech correspondent for the...

What matters

[visit the store]   Every now and then I’ll do a pretty random cartoon. This one qualifies. I’ve always liked churches and religious architecture in general. They’re like constant spiritual reminders in the landscape. Here,...

If you're waiting in line for a career, you're doing something wrong

  [get the print] Back when I lived in London in the ‘Nineties, I vaguely knew this Irish journalist, call him Simon. He was a flatmate of an old school friend of mine. Simon wasn’t...

Freelancer: 10 Questions with Seth Godin

(This was a cartoon I drew for Seth’s excellent book, The Dip. You can purchase the print here.) My old friend and frequent book collaborator, Seth Godin has a new online course out on Udemy,...

Engagement? What engagement?

  [purchase here] As you know, a lot of the art we do at Gapingvoid is for the “Employment Engagement” side of our clients’ business. That’s a good thing. Helping people to hate their jobs...

This Week At Gapingvoid: March 30 – April 3

[order now] We get tired. We stop caring. Happens to the best of us. It’s self-preservation. The downside of empathy. Sometimes the world seems overwhelmingly full of darkness. This cartoon is a happy way to...

This Week at Gapingvoid: March 23-27

  [purchase] Last week at SXSW Interactive, I attended this panel about women in tech. As I sat there, I started to wonder – why are we all at this panel on career hacking “for women”? It’s 2015....

Observations from SXSW 2015

We just got back from a very intense and wonderful few days in Austin, where we attended SXSW Interactive. Here are my notes: SXSW Interactive is more “business” than “social” now. It used to feel...

This Week at Gapingvoid: March 16 – 20

[purchase] This happens far too often. The C-Suite loses touch with the people on the ground, too busy hobnobbing with the fancy folk etc. And the thing you notice the most about the corporate bubble?...