“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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“Shaking up Pharma from the inside? Exactly.”

[Some of my work appearing at a private event at Roche Pharmaceuticals a couple of months ago.]  For the last year, gapingvoid has been working intensively with Hoffman-La Roche, the large Swiss pharmaceutical company. I drew hundreds of cartoons for them in 2013. Hundreds! All to do with fostering innovative behaviors such as entrepreneurship, risk […]

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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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“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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New Slideshow: 17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business

Part technology, part people, part change, “the future of business” is different than we think. The Future of Business is also the big idea behind the latest book by my friend, Brian Solis, which i drew the cartoons for.  We’ve now released a presentation of all 17 images I did for Brian, with some interesting […]

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“Language, like love, has to risk something if it’s actually going to mean anything.”

[click on image to enlarge etc.] Here’s a cartoon I did recently, that I understand got a lot of love internally at Rackspace. A cartoon-manifesto, of sorts. A pledge by the company to maintain its humanity, in spite of what has been insane growth over the last couple of years. To an outsider, it’ll mean […]

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“CultureMail”: gapingvoid’s New Secret Weapon

Jason and I were thinking, if people like our daily newsletter so much, it would be awesome to take what we’ve learned from that, and create something useful for our clients. Ergo: Introducing CULTUREMAIL: “Just like our own gaping­void news­let­ter, but for your own busi­ness and peo­ple.” We’re REALLY excited by this: A proven new […]

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  How lovely. My friends over at Rackspace’s social media group sent me and the team a wee box of “Hughtreats”, based on the litle critters I drew for them. They were made by Annie’s Petite Treats in San Antonio. The idea of these little critters was to unoffically, or at least, indirectly represent the […]

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Office Art: The Cisco Cloud “All-Over”

Last August, instead of YET ANOTHER info­graphic thingy (Is it just me or are they all star­ting to look the same?), Cisco com­mis­sio­ned us to pro­duce a cloud-related “gaping­void All-Over” for their  #vBrown­Bag event that they spon­so­red at VMworld, the big cloud com­pu­ting conference. Cisco’s Amy Lewis blog­ged about it here. My favorite line: “The future is alive and well and living inside […]

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