“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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

i believe that both our economic and spiritual future, good or bad, is directly related to our ability to unlock the latent creativity within us.

[Buy the “Create Or Die” print here etc.] I believe that both our economic and spiritual future, good or bad, is directly related to our ability to unlock the latent creativity within us. There. I’ve said it. It’s been six years since I first started blogging what would eventually end up being my first book, […]

Continue Reading »

diary 100810 10

[Line taken from“Ignore Everybody” etc.] [commission gapingvoid]

Continue Reading »

“evil plans” is nearly done

Since I got back home from SXSW I’ve been working on finishing EVIL PLANS, my second book. I think I’m almost there, Folks. A few more days of obsessive tweaking to go, and then off to the publisher’s for the final edit. Hurrah! Man, what a relief. Ever since I signed the contract last summer, […]

Continue Reading »

gapingvoid lands second book deal…

[Backs­tory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Twit­ter. News­let­ter. Book. Inter­view One. Inter­view Two. EVIL PLANS. Limi­ted Edi­tion Prints. Pri­vate Com­mis­sions. Cube Gre­na­des.] The rumors are true. I’ve landed a second book deal. You can go see the details here. Same publisher and editorial team as my first book, IGNORE EVERYBODY. The title of the second book […]

Continue Reading »

coming soon: portfolio number two

[One of the cartoons from the book etc….] After the great success of the “Portfolio Number One” launch, we’ve decided to do another one i.e. Portfolio Number Two. And like last time, all images chosen will be taken from my book, IGNORE EVERYBODY. So if you’ve read the book already, I’d love to hear your […]

Continue Reading »

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

[Click on image to enlarge etc.] A couple of people emailed us, saying they were having trouble their PayPals, and needed some extra time to sort it out. Besides that, as the original Monday night deadline came an went, people were still trickling in. It seemed a bit mean just to cut them off arbitrarily. […]

Continue Reading »

“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 […]

Continue Reading »

Are you ready to work with us?

Get More Info


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
  • The New Republic
  • Len Schlesinger
  • Tony Hsieh
  • Brian Clark