“How To Be Creative”, still going strong

In case you haven’t seen it yet, my seminal PDF, “How To Be Creative” is probably the best thing I ever wrote. And yes, it’s still free. First published in 2004, the last time I counted (and that was a few years ago), it had been downloaded over 5 million times (five million!). In 2009 […]

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Ignoring Everybody, Eight Years On

THOUGHTS ON “IGNORE EVERYBODY”, EIGHT YEARS LATER In 2009, my first book, IGNORE EVERYBODY was published by Penguin Portfolio, the big New York imprint. The work originally began life five years before that, in Autumn, 2004 as an e-book, “How To Be Creative”, first published on ChangeThis.com. The e-book came out of a series of […]

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“How To Be Creative” downloaded 4.5 million times!

[UPDATE: Because I want peo­ple to see it, I’m kee­ping this as a pla­cehol­der at the top of the gaping­void home­page for a while. Scroll down to see newer stuff etc.] My manifesto, “How To Be Creative”, is still the most downloaded manifesto on ChangeThis.com. The editors there recently told me that at last count, […]

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what does it all mean, alfie?

A milestone of sorts was reached, I suppose, at least for me… Earlier today, my book became the NUMBER ONE Top Seller on Amazon in the “Creativity” category. I don’t expect it to stay up there forever, of course- it’s probably already fallen a few points since then [Amazon rankings are updated hourly, and tend […]

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“ignore everybody” video

I don’t know who these kids are, but they made an awesome animation video based on my book, IGNORE EVERYBODY. Wow. What an honor! Thanks!

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the “ignore everybody” prints, pre-order at $275.00, with a $50.00 deposit.

[Click on image to enlarge etc.] [UPDATE: This offer is only valid until 5 PM EST Monday, August 3rd, Thanks!] I am delighted to report that the “IGNORE EVERYBODY” cartoon, a fond favorite of computer desktops everywhere, is now on offer as a limited edition print. It will sell on the gallery site for $ […]

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“probably never”

I’ve been in the “creativity” business for over two decades. I first started publishing my cartoons in The Austin Chronicle back in college, before landing my first “real job” as an advertising copywriter with a large agency in Chicago. Ever since then, for the most part, yeah, I’ve worked my ass off. With MASSIVELY varying […]

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“ignore everybody” book reviews

Well, Day Six into becoming a “published author”, and according to Google, a lot of people are already talking about my book. Here are some of my favorite reviews so far: Seth Godin: “Should Hugh swear so much?” This post re-visits a conversation Seth and I had a year ago, when I was first wondering […]

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“a man plugging a book talks to a man plugging a book”

A few months ago I posed ten questions to David Brain, CEO of Edelman Europe, which he kindly answered. To mark the launch of my book, IGNORE EVERYBODY, he asked me ten questions back. Here they are: 1. In a nutshell, why should someone read the book? Like it says in the very beginning of […]

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“ignore everybody” portfolio series number one: signed and numbered, 11″x14″, $300.00

[The printer’s proofs. Click on image to enlarge etc.] [“Dinosaur”] [“Hughtrain”] [“Quality”] [“Talked”] [Update:] You can purchase the Portfolio here. Last week I blogged about a series of small prints I was working on, based on the cartoons in the new book, “IGNORE EVERYBODY”, which as y’all know, launched today. These cartoons above are some […]

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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.

The New Republic
Lydia Depillis

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.

Len Schlesinger
Former President, Babson College

"There are only two daily newsletters that I look forward to opening and reading every time they show up to my inbox: Seth Godin's and gapingvoid."

Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

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

Brian Clark
  • Seth Godin
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  • Len Schlesinger
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Brian Clark