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 like Spring Break a decade ago. But then we got older, we started going to bed earlier, we spend a […]

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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? How small it is. Not an expansive existence, nope. Not even a little bit. It happens to the best of […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: March 9 – 13

add to cart “I think – the moment you stop helping others and start patting yourself on the back is the moment you’re actually back at the bottom of the food chain.  Even if the toilet paper is better than it was the first time.” One of my favorite responses to the question about leaders not […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: March 2 – 6

  inspire your office Two things about doing great work: 1. Just because you’re paying good money for it, doesn’t mean you’re necessarily going to get it. 2. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It need to be inspired by something, as the cartoon suggests.Great work is only done by inspired teams. And inspired teams […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: 2/23 – 2/27

  purchase me “Why don’t we build a network that connects every single member of the human race and merges their collective knowledge?” Even Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn might have looked at you a little funny for the suggestion. Yet here the internet is, in all its cat-laden glory. If we had to predict […]

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Yes, Gapingvoid will be at SXSW ’15!

  Just a note to say that yes, the gapingvoid team will be at South By Southwest Interactive, this March in Austin, Texas. It’s our first time back since 2012 and we’re really excited to be going. We’ll have booths at both the main Interactive trade show (booth 419) and the new medical trade show […]

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This Week At Gapingvoid: 2/16 – 2/20

Microsoft at Gapingvoid HQ

[Myself, Microsoft’s Steve Wiens and their trusty photographer, Brian Smale setting up the tabletop shoot.] Microsoft recently commissioned me to draw them a set of new cartoons, based around the new company vision of their CEO, Satya Nadella . They asked me to draw them non-digital, old school, i.e. pen & ink on blank business cards, […]

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This Week At Gapingvoid: 2/9-2/13

  purchase me “Knowledge, unlike information, is a human characteristic; there can be information no one knows, but there can’t be knowledge no one knows.” — Clay Shirky Open innovation IS collaborative knowledge. It’s the idea that no firm knows it all. It’s about sharing with your partners, so everybody wins. It’s just about the […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: 1/26 – 1/30

  purchase me “Love” is one of those words that people don’t like using much around the office, especially when one is talking about one’s colleagues. But…without what the Ancient Greeks called “Agape” (Brotherly/Sisterly love, divine love, non-romantic love etc.), building a business, or doing anything worthwhile with colleagues, is impossible. Though Valentine’s Day is […]

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