“ALL ART IS MOTIVATIONAL ART”

[Motivational Art: the Roman Catholic Church were always the best in the business...] Art was always the most enduring passion of my life. It’s what defined me since grade school, it’s what I went on to do for a living, it’s what interests me the most intellectually. First I started with cartooning as a child, […]

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gapingvoid is hiring! Social Media Manager, Full-Time.

FANTASTIC job role going at Gapingvoid! “Social Media Content Manager” A truly great full-time opportunity to work with the amazing Hugh MacLeod. You will never be short of interesting, meaningful and inspirational content to write up, develop and brainstorm. The person needs to be creative and write in a conversational style. Please send an email […]

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Get my latest e-book: “The Art Of The Entrepreneur”

Hugh’s first ever art show, “I’m Not Delusional: The Art of the Entrepreneur” features nearly 300 new and classic images that tell the story of entrepreneurship.  In Hugh’s words, WE’RE ALL ENTREPRENEURS NOW We’re  living through the greatest sociological shift since the Industrial Revolution: The Age of the Entrepreneur. No more “Jobs for Life”.  No […]

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My New Year Message for 2014: Choose your mountain to die on.

Like I said in my first book, “Ignore Everybody”, everybody was has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. Some people go their who lives without ever finding their Mount Everest, their own mountain. Real life gets in the way: Jobs, family, Monday Night Football, retail therapy, taking selfies on […]

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The “I’m Not Delusional” Show: Art Basel Miami 2013

[OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #NotDelusional] RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1jCYmeE INVITATIONS [download and print out etc].   “WE’RE ALL ENTREPRENEURS NOW” We’re are living through the greatest sociological shift since the Industrial Revolution: The Age of the Entrepreneur. No more “Jobs for Life”. No more “Business As Usual”. The combination of globalization and the advent of the Internet has put a […]

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“Space Hacking”, the new geek-chic term for “decorating”

[spotted inside facebook's manhattan offices: their logo made out of new york city metro cards. photo: businessinsider.com] So there’s a new buzzword in town: “Space Hacking”. It basically means creatively altering the space you work in, in order to make it more agreeable to your sensibilities. Yes, it’s basically another term for “decorating”, just a […]

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“Bullshit” Jobs are “Dinosaur” Jobs IMHO

I came across this powerful illustration by John Riordon, in a blog post that’s gotten a lot of attention in left-wing circles, “On The Phenomenon Of Bullshit Jobs”. The article is a fairly typical rant from the British alternative press, written by an American anthropology professor from the London School of Economics (the fellow was […]

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Razorfish Podcast

Gape Into The Void Episode 10 – Converge with Ray Velez [Click here to listen now.] In this episode of Gape Into The Void, Jason and I had the chance to speak with Ray Velez, the CTO of legendary digital agency Razorfish, and co-author of the book, “Converge: Transforming Business at the Intersection of Marketing […]

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“Brands become interesting to us once interesting people start using them, not the other way around.”

[Back in 2004, I tried merging The Cluetrain with the ad industry, perhaps a couple of years before the world was really ready. Heh.] One of gapingvoid’s favorite collectors, Havas International CEO David Jones wrote a nice article in Advertising Week recently about how we need to kill the idea of “consumer”, replacing it with […]

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It’s been a big week for the Cloud

It’s been a big week for The Cloud, here at gapingvoid Central. The Cloud cartoon above went out in the newsletter a couple of days ago, we just got back from a visit from visiting San Antonio, where are friends at Rackspace are headquartered. We hadn’t been there for a over a year. The biggest […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
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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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CEO, Zappos

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