gapingvoid is getting its HR on

The rumors are true, the team is heading up to Orlando for a big HR event. Official Blurb: Gapingvoid will be at SHRM: 2014 Orlando from June 22nd-25th this year. We’re excited for the opportunity to connect to so many folks in HR and rap about the future of work. We created a survey for folks attending the conference to see how […]

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Why “Culture” is not just another business fad

This was a rather flippant cartoon I drew yesterday in my notebook, that actually makes a serious point about our business model, namely: 1. Now that the ideas of “job for life” and “work-life balance” are well and truly consigned to the dustbin of history… 2. Now that we’re expected to answer work emails at […]

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Love Matters: Rackspace

  Dave shows off his latest Rackspace swag, a black snuggie blanket and my latest “Love Matters” t-shirt that we recently made for them. Like I said before, I know it embarrasses the grown-ups to say this, but… Love matters in Business, as much as anywhere else. Rackspace knows this as much as any client […]

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Office Art Is Like Sex Or Music…

Nice to see Knoll, the illustrious furniture company trying to have the same conversation via furniture that gapingvoid tries to have via art i.e. that enviromeent affects creativity, productivity and yes, the bottom line. They have a new study out called “Future-Proofing The Startup Office”. From the De De Ce Blog: At its core, the […]

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information vs knowledge

success has no purpose

[Sent in today’s newsletter etc.] Success is great. We all like it, we all want it. The trouble begins when we start to fetishize it. Suddenly, we start believing our own BS and start behaving like Kim Kardashian. We start acting entitled, we start worrying about whether we’ve been invited to the right parties or […]

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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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“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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Visit the “Hughseum” at The Lab Miami

If you’re ever in Miami and want to check out my work in action, probably the best place to start is over at The Lab, Miami’s hippest co-working space, where we have a permanent installation of about 50 pieces or so. It’s also where we had our show at Art Basel Miami a month ago. […]

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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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