My latest e-book: “Authenticity Is The New Bulls**t”

[My latest e-book, “Authenticity Is The New Bullshit”, is now available for download here. You can read the Introduction below, or read the whole thing by clicking on the link and signing up to the gapingvoid newsletter. N.B. If you’re already a subscriber, just enter your email address again etc.] INTRODUCTION: When I was attending […]

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“Everyone Hates Our Idea”

[Originally sent out in the gapingvoid newsletter etc.] Nobody will like your idea at first. Again, it’s all got to do with change. New ideas, good and bad, mean change. And people are hardwired to fear change. It’s what kept our species alive for so long. And then on top of that, there are the […]

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“I fell in love with my work and gave my life to it.”

[NOT EXACTLY the Jiro ethos etc.] [Watch the film clip here.] Everybody knows I’m a HUGE fan of the documentary, Jiro Deams Of Sushi, and why: Because I never saw anyone before this do a better job of commmunicating the importance and value of “Mastery”, both material and spiritual. At least, not with film. Jiro beautifully […]

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My next book: “The Art Of Not Sucking”

[Read the whole first draft here….] I just finsihed writing my latest book, “The Art Of Not Sucking”. Rather than publish it as an e-book or regular hardback, I thought I’d just blog the whole thing, like I did with my first book, “Ignore Everybody”. Maybe I’ll publish it properly later down the road, but […]

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Gape Into The Void: Podcast Episode 9 with Seth Godin

[Direct Link to Episode 9]  [Link to the Podcast in iTunes] [The gapingvoid Seth Godin Store] [Seth’s blog] Show notes [compiled by Jeff Sass:] In this episode of the Gape Into The Void podcast, Hugh and Jason have a discussion with bestselling author, speaker, and marketer, Seth Godin.  Seth has been an inspiration to many, including […]

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Seth Godin and Me on Intrepid Radio

Thanks to Todd Schnick and for having Seth Godin and I on his Intrepid Radio Podcast. We started off talking about the children’s book Seth and I made together, “V Is For Vulnerable”, but the conversation went way beyond that. Seth, as always, was his very lucid self. As always, he’s pushing us to raise […]

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My First Children’s Book… which isn’t really a Children’s Book

Decades ago, before my first cartoons were ever published, I had this idea that my first published work would be a children’s book. That didn’t happen, of course. After years in the cartoonist game, my first children’s book was only just published this month. “V Is For Vulnerable”. Check it out. Though actually, it’s not […]

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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 The e-book came out of a series of […]

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Happy gapingvoid Birthday! My Blog Turns Eleven…

Over the weekend, turned eleven years old. I won’t dwell on it too much, other than to say, 1. Yes, it has been an amazing trip, 2. Thank you very much for all the love over the years and, 3. Looking back, I consider “Personal Faves” (2001) to be the best thing on it […]

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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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