“Actually, you DO pay people to have fun, you just don’t know it.”

[This is not just a love poem, it could also be a corporate mission, perhaps?] My friends over at PSFK posted a really neat interview with Jesse Levin, who runs the most audacious co-working space I think I’ve ever seen. It’s not just another co-working space in Brooklyn… Nope, it’s all that, plus a gym […]

Continue Reading »

So why is “work” spiritual, but not “business”?

[Buy the print etc.] I was thinking about “Business as a spiritual exercise”. It’s been on my mind a lot lately. Sounds kinda weird, right? Capitalism and spiritualism aren’t exactly known for being synonymous. But then I was thinking about how work and spiritualism are often paired. Think of a master Zen carpenter, or master […]

Continue Reading »

The Internet is ready for a new cultural shift. Discuss.

["Erroneous Belief": the very first cartoon I ever published online, back in 1999. Seems like a couple of lifetimes ago etc.] 1. One of the early inventors of blogging, my old friend Dave Winer is trying to reclaim that thing that blogging was first designed for. Blogging needs our help, he tells us. The mission of […]

Continue Reading »

“SUCCESS” IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR “MANAGED FAILURE”

[Shortly after my career tanked in 2000, I drew this cartoon. This is what failure felt like at the time.] 1. Anyone with a successful business will know this to be true: That business gets successful eventually, not by some flawlessly-executed grand vision, but by a lot of trial and error (mostly error) over a […]

Continue Reading »

Multi-tasking

(This post is part of an ongoing series with Brian Solis ”17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business,” inspired by Brian’s book, “What’s The Future Of Business?”  To sign up for the gapingvoid newsletter and download the above image for your use  please CLICK HERE.) The old advice was always to do one thing, and do it well. […]

Continue Reading »

How To Be Successful

    [Sent out in the newsletter etc.] “Success” is a pretty blurry, vague, annoyingly relative construct. Asking someone to define it is just an exercise in tiresome blather, therefore I won’t bother. What I will say, however, is that if you’re doing something the genuinely matters to the world, and you’re doing it surrounded […]

Continue Reading »

Love Matters: Rackspace

  Dave shows off his latest Rackspace swag, a black snuggie blanket and my latest “Love Matters” t-shirt that we recently made for them. Like I said before, I know it embarrasses the grown-ups to say this, but… Love matters in Business, as much as anywhere else. Rackspace knows this as much as any client […]

Continue Reading »

Generation C

(This post is part of an ongoing series with Brian Solis ”17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business,” inspired by Brian’s book, “What’s The Future Of Business?”  To sign up for the gapingvoid newsletter and download the above image for your use  please CLICK HERE.) Generation C “The chance that Gen C will find you through traditional channels […]

Continue Reading »

The Internet Wants To Kill You…

(This post is part of an ongoing series with Brian Solis ”17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business,” inspired by Brian’s book, “What’s The Future Of Business?”  To sign up for the gapingvoid newsletter and download the above image for your use  please CLICK HERE.) It’s the one customer out of a hundred who is going to post […]

Continue Reading »

“Visceral Encounters with our Most Important Ideas”

We really admire Alan de Botton’s view on the power of art – to paraphrase his great 2011 TED Talk: It is ridiculous that art be simply for art’s sake, art should be used to remind us if what there is to love, hate and fear- art should be a visceral encounter with your most […]

Continue Reading »

Are you ready to work with us?

Get More Info

Testimonials

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