Our consulting practice: Culture Science

Management science: a manufacturing-based methodology that stopped evolving in the 1960s. Consultants keep tweaking it, applying it, and selling it by the hour.  But we aren’t like management science. We are evolving. We need strategic thinking and creative outcomes now, not lever pullers who work at perfect speed with zero defects. And that’s why you’re […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: 12/29 – 1/2

  Does your mission statement speak to the most essential values in your business? Or is it full of jargon and buzzwords?Mission statements unite your employees around a common goal – the more aspirational, the better. This is one of those times you go big or go home. Of course, writing a killer mission statement is only […]

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This Week at Gapingvoid: 12/22 – 12/26

This one’s simple: we’re afraid. We buy stuff to feel less afraid. It works. We buy more stuff. Advertising has been cleverly exploiting this dynamic for decades. But the problem isn’t so much advertising. It’s that we internalize this message. Here’s another thought: give love. Give experience, give inspiration. Give memories. Not stuff.   We’re fond […]

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Art Basel Miami, 2014

We had an amazing time at Art Basel 2014! Our “Do Something That Matters” show at the Surfcomber Hotel in Miami Beach was a colorful backdrop for discussions about technology, culture change, design, media and Miami’s future. Special thanks to our speakers Donna Shalala, President of University of Miami, Jimmy Morales, City Manager of Miami […]

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gapingvoid @ Ditech

[Hugh hiding behind a shirt, next to Ditech CMO, Rich Smith] Gapingvoid has infiltrated Ditech, the coolest home mortgage company in the nation, for a ground-breaking culture consulting project. Top secret for now, but you’ll be hearing more from us in the future. Inspire higher purpose, get everyone on board with your mission: If you’re […]

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Art Basel 2014 – Do Something That Matters

Last year, our “I’m Not Delusional” show at Art Basel Miami was all about the entrepreneur. The tolerance for risk, the creative mind, the willingness to do something everyone else thinks is a little crazy. And yeah, the show was kinda crazy. In a good way. This year our show is called “Do Something That […]

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Speakeasy Week in Dallas: Do Something That Matters

We love Texas. ​For the unfamiliar, ​Texas is pretty much a country within a country. ​Texans are proud, they’re polite. They love their home and they fight for what they believe in. Good stuff. Not to mention, it happens to be home to some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs. Michael Dell, H. Ross Perot, […]

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Installing the Dallas show…

Yesterday Laura and I arrived at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, to hang the “Do Something That Matters” show for next week. Though we have over 80 pieces in the show (it’s a fairly large space, I’m happy to report), here are just a couple of photos just to give you a taste. ​DEC is an […]

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gapingvoid’s “Do Something That Matters” show in Dallas, November 10th-14th

  [Details & RSVP here.] Gapingvoid is excited to announce that we are having our first show ever in Texas! We will be making our debut in Dallas, with our “Do Something That Matters” show, November 10-14th at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. An exhibit of nearly 100 thematic works will be on display, Hugh & Jason […]

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New e-book: “What If PR Stood for People and Relationships?: A Manifesto For Building Relationships in the Digital Era”.

“What If P.R. Stood For People And Relationships?: A Manifesto For Building Relationships in the Digital Era”. [You can get as a free Slideshare Deck.] That is the latest e-book/deck I just created with my old friend, the business author, consultant and #futureofwork ninja, Brian Solis. [Full disclosure: I just did the cartoons, Brian did the […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

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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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