“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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  [“New York Story 1″: Part of The Marfa Project. Click here to enlarge etc.] Kate Helber over at Future State (a seriously smart woman, by the way) makes a good point about Change Management: A lot of it is neurological. Like many people, at the time I tended to think of organizational change as […]

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Liz Strauss

I stole this off the Internet; a photograph taken by my old Twitter pal, Amber Osborne of a print I designed for Liz Strauss’ recent #SOBcon conference. A conference which, if the Twittersphere is to be believed, was a huge success. Liz and I have known each other for a while now; we usually bump […]

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Rackspace loves startups

[Thanks to @bombtune for sending me this photo of one of my Rackspace cartoons, spotted in the wild at SXSW Interactive.]

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Path 3.0 Stickers

  [One of the e-stickers…] [Download Path 3.0 app here.] The big news for us this week was, we were part of the Path 3.0 launch that just happened at SXSW. Basically, we designed a bunch of e-stickers for the new store they built inside the app. It was a fun gig that will hopefully […]

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The gapingvoid Manifesto, a work in progress

[One of the pieces we did for Techcrunch etc.] The gapingvoid Manifesto, Draft One. [This is what we have so far. Jason (our CEO) wrote most of it. We feel we’re on the cusp of something, now we just need to make it more real for other people. Feedback welcome, thanks. Exciting!] PART ONE: Business […]

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“Live-Tooning”: gapingvoid does Events, Y’all…

Gapingvoid Does Events – TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. We’re doing more and more events these days. I call it “Live-Tooning”… It’s what I do instead of “Public Speaking”. A little bit more unique. Here’s what we wrote recently: Here’s how to supercharge your event: The gapingvoid team was engaged by TechCrunch […]

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“Gape Into The Void” Podcast Episode 4 – “Disrupt”

Gape Into The Void – Episode 4: “DISRUPT: Episode 4 of the Podcast is now live. [Subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/voidcast] [RSS Feed] [Direct Link to listen to Episode 4 – “Disrupt”: http://traffic.libsyn.com/gapingvoid/Gape_Into_The_Void_Episode_4.mp3] Show Notes: We’re back from San Francisco where we attended the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.  In this episode we Gape Into The Void of […]

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gapingvoid “Live-Tooning”: The Techcrunch Disrupt Slide Show Video

Gapingvoid Does Events – TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. Earlier this month the team and I attended Techrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, a most awesome event for the tech and startup community, where I got some awesome “Live-Tooning” done… 75 cartoons in three days, or something like that. Phew! Techcrunch kindly set […]

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“Bring Art To The Business World”: The gapingvoid Mission

[My favorite cartoon from the event- drawn on my Tablet PC.] I was sitting in Row Four at Techcrunch Disrupt SF last week, where my old friend Michael Arrington interviewed Mark Zuckerberg, the latter’s first since the Facebook IPO [Techcrunch video here]. For all the hype (and the security guards keeping everybody back), it wasn’t […]

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