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“How to make your business a better version of itself”

[A nice piece of ‘signalling’ we did for Rackspace etc.] Nice to see Harvard Business Review confirming what gapingvoid has been telling clients for years: that language affects the culture (and therefore the bottom line) of your business. This includes art, of course. From a language point of view, it’s a form of signalling. This […]

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My New Year Message for 2014: Choose your mountain to die on.

Like I said in my first book, “Ignore Everybody”, everybody was has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. Some people go their who lives without ever finding their Mount Everest, their own mountain. Real life gets in the way: Jobs, family, Monday Night Football, retail therapy, taking selfies on […]

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Merry Christmas!

Something to think about in the New Year: I was always searching for something, some sort of higher truth or state of being that always seemed to be evading me. And that’s why I started drawing so ferociously all those years ago. I thought it would lead me to the place I was searching for. […]

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“Outrageous Fortune”: Why “Culture” In Business Matters.

[When companies get too successful to fast, this often happens...] Does this ever happen to you? A person that you’ve known forever, maybe since you were kids, suddenly becomes very wealthy? Winning the lottery , inheritance, bought out by Google, etc.? And then suddenly, it changes them? They start acting all weird? They suddenly get all […]

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Office Art: New Metal Prints

During our Art Basel show earlier this month we made a huge splash with our newest offering: gapingvoid Aluminium Prints. People love them. They look very slick and shiny. Substantial. I dunno, they just have this very je-ne-sais-quoi about them. Right now we’re just selling little 8×10 ones on the gallery site, buit in the […]

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Office Art: Freedom From Spreadsheets

[Buy the print here etc.] If the numbers of emails I’ve gotten today is anything to go by, this “Spreadsheet” cartoon that we sent out in today’s newsletter really hit a nerve. I guess it’s not surprising, when so many of one’s subscribers are in the business world. We’ve already sold a bunchload of the prints […]

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Anybody interested in a career in cyber security?

  [A nice little drawing I did the Rackspace Facebook page: They’re trying to recruit interns for their Cyber Security division.]  

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“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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Wanted: Office Art Tips! tips@gapingvoid.com

[An un-PC motivational poster I made back in 2009.] “Office Art” is not exactly the largest niche I’ve been involved with (compared to say, advertising and marketing). Still, the more I blog about it, the more I like it, the more interesting stuff I keep uncovering. So starting today, I’m offically putting the word out: […]

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Seth Godin
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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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