“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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the next gapingvoid print: “create or die”: $265 pre-order

[Click on image to enlarge etc.] Though this cartoon, “Create or Die” is less than a week old, it seemed to really resonate with people, and by the time the end of last week rolled around, the number of people emailing me about this image almost equaled those who voted for Wolf v. Sheep. So, […]

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dell: create or die

[This cartoon I drew this morning pretty much sums it up…] For the last six months or so, I’ve been trying to get my head around Dell. Trying to see what they’re good at, what they’re not so good at, and seeing if there’s a way that maybe, just maybe, I could help them in […]

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cluetrain was right.

[“Edges 7″. Part of The Edges Series. Click on image to enlarge etc.] My buddy over at Dell, Richard Binhammer left me some food for thought in the comments section of my latest Dell-related blog post. Worth checking out. Richard points out that yes, although Dell is best known for its “Efficiencies” i.e lowering the […]

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the dell mini

The kind folks at Dell recently gave me a new Mini to try out. Here are my notes. 1. It’s inexpensive, light, small, and fun to use. I call it my “coffee shop computer”- it’s good for traveling, it’s good for surfing the web, writing docs and sending emails from Starbucks. It’s good for very […]

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the “digital nomads” thing heats up for hugh macleod

[“Edges 5″. Part of “The Edges” Series. Click on image to enlarge etc.] Reading this piece about Dell’s new mini-computer, halfway through the PR schpiel I YET AGAIN came across them using the term, “Digital Nomad”. With a starting weight of 2.28 lbs.[i], digital nomads will value the Inspiron Mini’s durable design, with sealed keyboard […]

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the three c’s: changers, contributors and coasters

I’ve worked with a lot of companies over the years, big and small. I have found that even small companies are remarkably complex organisms. But of course, anywhere that ambition is allowed to focus usually is. Human beings are messy creatures. It seems to me that in any company, large or small, you can divide […]

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Funny how Dell is so heavily tied into the GAMING industry, yet as a company it could use a much greater sense of “PLAY”. “Playfulness” etc. Just had this thought over on Twitter. Thought I’d share it over here as well… [UPDATE:] Frank Pendergrast made the following comment: If Iron Man had used an Apple, […]

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keep dell weird

[Click on image to enlarge/download/print etc. Licensing terms here.] I just drew this little cartoon for my friends over at Dell. Feel free to print it out, use it to make t-shirts or whatever for your own personal use etc etc. Anybody who knows Austin well will get the “Weird” reference, i.e. the now-famous “Keep […]

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cloud bottlenecks & humanification

[Cartoon originally appeared in “The Hughtrain”.] 1. Sarah Blow left a nice note in the comments of yesterday’s “Cloud” post: A cloud computing system is only as reliable as the hardware and software that it is built upon. I have a feeling people are going to get their fingers burnt a few times before the […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

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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Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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