“Entrepreneurship is the great metaphor that will govern the twenty first century. And if it isn’t, God help us all.”

Thanks so much to Babson President, Dr. Kerry Healy (Mitt Romney’s former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts) to come by my “I’m  Not Delusional” show and give a talk to The Babson Miami Alumni chapter, their second largest chapter after Boston. [Jeff took phots, you can go see the whole set here.]  Babson, as you know, are […]

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“To Hell with the Art World. Life is short.”

[NB: It’s Art Basel week here in Miami, and I’m sorry if this blog post seems a bit rattled, but it’s been insane around here.] 1. First off, my “I’m Not Delusional Show” has been a fantastic success so far. What can I say? People love it. It’s not even the big weekend yet and […]

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How Do You Best Prepare For The Creative Age?

PART ONE: THE CONVERGENCE. So today there was this big convergence of things I’d been thinking about lately, including: 1. The cartoon (pictured above) that we sent out in Friday’s newsletter. 2. The “Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” article I posted Thursday and the whole “Mastery” kick I’ve been riffing on recently. 3. Sir Ken Robinson’s […]

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“My work doesn’t belong in galleries, it belongs in campus libraries”

This made me so happy: Some of the cartoons I did for Babson College, now hanging proudly in their library [Thanks to John Capecelatro for sending in the photo!]. As I’ve said many times before, my work doesn’t belong in galleries, it belongs in offices. But hey, a campus library is similar enough. Rock on.

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“Redefine Entrepreneurship”: It’s the “Who”, not the “What” that matters. cc: @Babson

Our friends at Babson College have asked us to help out on their new campaign, “Redefine Entrepreneurship”. [Catch the backstory here, and watch the video here to get a rough idea etc etc.] It’s a simple enough idea: If they can own a new idea of what entrepreneurship is, or at least, be a prime […]

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The “Productive Stupidity” Cartoon

I had a problem… I was creatively “stuck” on a cartoon I wanted to get drawn, one about “Productive Stupidity” that I was doing for our client, Babson College. So I decided to “open source” the problem to my buddies over on Google Plus, to see if their input could help me. If you read […]

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Jyri Engstrom and “Wave Media vs Particle Media”

[Photo courtesy of @MissDestructo] Above  are some of the social object cartoons we had on display the other week at Blogworld… clients including Rackspace, Babson College, Intel etc etc. The one on the top left got the most reaction, I wonder why The mission continues: to spread the message that yes, social objects ARE the future […]

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The Babson Tee Shirt: “The Defiant Fist” as Social Object

Here’s the latest: a tee shirt I designed for Babson College. A well-known motif, the fist raised in defiance. Yes, all good entrepreneurship begins as some sort of defiant act. Exactly. I’m also thinking of the idea that getting one’s degree from Babson as an act of defiance as well (as opposed to say, Harvard […]

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Newsflash: Babson College is gapingvoid’s latest client.

So gapingvoid has a new client: Babson College. Or to put it another way: gapingvoid is now the oficial cartoonist for Babson College. Babson is a small, private college in the western suburbs of Boston, dedicated to the study of entrepreneurship. In fact, it’s been considered the top school for entrepreneurship in the country for the […]

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