“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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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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Avoiding the SXSW slush-pile

One of the highlights of this year’s SXSW for me was, creating a stampede over at the Rackspace stand on the first day of the trade show. Rackspace printed up 2,500 gapingvoid t-shirts to give away. When the doors opened at 10am, we had 50 people already waiting in line. We ran out of shirts […]

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Greetings from #sxsw

photo from sxsw ’11

[SXSW 2011. Photo Credit: Omar Gallaga.]

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sxsw 2011

[The view of Trade Show Booth # 345-347 etc.] [This is my official landing page for SXSW. I’ll be keeping it at the top of my homepage for the duration…] I will be spending most of my time at the trade show booth. That’s the best place to find me. Booth # 345-347. SATURDAY: 12.10 […]

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how rackspace needs to talk to people at sxsw

[Download the printable version here etc.] “”South-By” is almost upon us, and so here I am thinking up new SXSW Interactive ideas for my client, Rackspace, who will have a presence there. We have a basic idea what we’ll be doing- I know Scoble is involved- but that’s all still under wraps. Nonetheless, I drew […]

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sxsw ’10 comes to an end…

I’m still in Austin, drinking a beer at the SXSW Blogger Lounge, as the Interactive bit of the show comes to a close. I’ll be driving home to Alpine tomorrow. To mark the occasion we created nine prints, “The SXSW 2010 Series”. We were showing them at the trade show booth and yeah, they were […]

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