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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 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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

gapingvoid at Mailchimp

[Me giving the talk at the Mailchimp offices in Atlanta, Friday morning.…] Last Friday, Jason and I were up in Atlanta, visiting the groovy cats at Mailchimp, the well-known Internet newsletter company. Our own Daily...

"Surrounding people with ideas via Art, is how you get people to live them"

[Like this cartoon? Buy the print here or sign up to the gapingvoid Daily Cartoon etc.] I drew this cartoon during an internal gapingvoid meeting a few years ago. Creating “Visceral encounters with important ideas”...

"Creating art for people who are also fighting like hell"

[Like this cartoon? Buy the print here, or sign up to the gapingvoid Daily Cartoon here.] When gapingvoid was still in its infancy, I drew the gun cartoon above. Before gapingvoid, I had pretty much...

Creativity at Scale: "What is scarce and valuable are creative cultures *within* organizations."

[Like this cartoon? Sign up to the gapingvoid Daily Cartoon here.] “Creativity at scale” is a nice idea. It’s the lifeblood of large organizations. The companies who can execute more good ideas, more often, win...

gapingvoid business cards

[Order your own gapingvoid business cards here.] [Thanks to my old friend, Dennis Howlett for the following plug he left me on Facebook. Republished here with permission:] I’ve restarted that age old practice of handing...

"The more enemies Alain De Botton makes in the art world, the better off for all of us."

[Buy the print here.] A great wee animated video from the popular British philosopher, Alain De Botton over on The Guardian website, entitled “What Is Art For?” I met Alain briefly at Ted Global (Edinburgh)...