“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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“Entrepreneurship is the great metaphor that will govern the twenty first century. And if it isn’t, God help us all.”

Thanks so much to Babson President, Dr. Kerry Healy (Mitt Romney’s former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts) to come by my “I’m  Not Delusional” show and give a talk to The Babson Miami Alumni chapter, their second largest chapter after Boston. [Jeff took phots, you can go see the whole set here.]  Babson, as you know, are […]

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“Our brains are hard-wired to play tricks on us, so we need work environments that play tricks back.”

[One of my favorite Jedi mind-tricks of recent times: The "All-Over" I did for Cisco Cloud. Click on image to enlarge etc.] It was just a matter of time before we’d hear some serious backlash against the Open-Plan office. From Fast Company’s Jason Feifer: “OFFICES FOR ALL! WHY OPEN-OFFICE LAYOUTS ARE BAD FOR EMPLOYEES, BOSSES, […]

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“Who says office art has to suck?”

  “Who says office art has to suck?” It’s a rheotorical question we ask in the banner ad at the bottom of the cartoon newsletter we send out 5 times a week. It’s a fair question, certainly one not asked nearly often enough. Especially with the contemporary gallery scene going nowhere fast.       […]

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Notes On Office Art

[First published, Sept. 2009] Recently on Twitter, I wrote: Art that brightens up the office vs Art that brightens up the home. Two different vibes altogether. I prefer making the former. To which my friend, Kathy Sierra replied: Good! Homes are less likely to *need* brightening the way offices do. I can brighten my home […]

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Culture Hacking: America’s next big industry?

This is how I see it. And it isn’t rocket science: 1. If you want to change your business, you also have to change your culture. If you want to change your culture, you also have to change your art. 2. And that’s where gapingvoid comes in- creating art and ideas that express, reflect, articulate […]

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What is a “Cultural Object”?

[More thoughts on The Rackspace Book...] 6. ROB LA GESSE Rob La Gesse is the groovy cat who first hired gapingvoid at Rackspace. He’s also the guy who hired my friend, Robert Scoble. He’s a lot like me and Scoble, i.e. very much his own man, very much an individual. I suppose that’s why we […]

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“How To Create A Social Object”

[Photo courtesy of Carly Starrat] Yesterday I was in Chicago, at the WOMMA Summit, riffing about “Social Objects”, a subject very dear to my heart. Kudos to Katie Kile for summing up my nine principles for creating social objects. 1. Make Meaning: The market for people wanting something to believe in is infinite; make your […]

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“I’m sorry my last book was so long, but I didn’t have time to write a short one”

[Click on image to activate animation etc.] This is one of the cooler “Social Object Factory” mini-projects we’ve done lately- a little animated Gif for Seth Godin’s lovely little book, Poke The Box. [Yes. I know. We didn't use my drawing style this time. The Factory is really about Social Objects, not about Hugh etc.] […]

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Deliberations ended: Winners of the Twelve Word Competition Announced

Daily Email-Blowing Your Mind from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Daily Email- Mindblowing Cartoons from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Daily Email-Social Objects from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. It was a little twelve word copy com­pe­ti­tion. We thought we’d get 20 or 30 entries. But ended up with well over 200, a great result and a giant “thank you” to […]

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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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CEO, Zappos

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