Hello from Hugh: Carpe diem every morning with “The Daily Cartoon”



We have a FREE “Daily Cartoon” email that is filled with a dose of inspiration and humor.  It is not really “daily,” but for four or five days a week we’ll treat your inbox (and you) to a cartoon that we hope will provoke, make people think, make people feel motivated. Carpe diem etc.

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“I am always excited when I see that Hugh’s daily cartoon has arrived in my inbox. I know that whatever the subject of the cartoon is – it’s going to be a great fire up the synapses and get me thinking… and then get off my butt and get some work done! It’s one of my favorite e-mails.

“My favorite cartoon from the newsletter so far is “At Least” – and I was really glad to be able to use it to encourage a member of the “do something” crowd when their product was getting ripped to shreds in a forum. Hugh’s art expressed the sentiment far better than I could using just words.”

Trisha, San José, CA.

“Every day, either a laugh, a profound thought or welcome commiseration land in my inbox. It’s the only newsletter I never ignore and always open right away.”

William Scheckel, Montclair, NJ.

“Owning your own business allows you to control many things, but your own wandering mind isn’t always one of them. Hugh’s newsletter is daily reminder / kick in the pants that I’m in this for the right reasons and I could never do anything else because this what I was put on their earth to do. I can’t tell you how valuable that newsletter is to me everyday. Wait, I guess I just did…”

Brian Plain, Oak Park, IL.

“The arrival of the newsletter always seems to come at an appropriate time, when I’m getting buried in detail, and there is always something refreshing about Hugh’s comments: they remind me of what is important, and what I’m trying to achieve. ”

Martin Locock

“Back in the day, I worked at a little tech law firm in Chicago in a role that would take too long to explain (not as a lawyer), and at the time I was kind of obsessed with the notion of how you could run a law firm like a tech company. Blogs like yours and Kathy Sierra’s kept me motivated in what could’ve been a really demotivating place.

“Fast forward to now, and that little place got absorbed into a big one, and to paraphrase someone, I tired of trying to teach the dinosaur about the meteor. I make stuff. I went back to school to learn how to make better stuff. But there wasn’t a job waiting at the end of school, so I’m having to make one up for myself. The ‘global microbrand’ discussions loom large in my mind when I think about how to do this. I wouldn’t describe myself as the entrepreneurial type; I’m shy, and risk makes me queasy, but the alternative just isn’t right. And the e-mail in my inbox day-in day-out, reminds me that the sooner i start doing smarter work, the better. That a decent paycheck isn’t the same thing as a good job. That you can go from being cynical to inspired, depending, and not be entirely crazy. Well, at least not the bad kind of crazy. And that helps.

Besides, I like the cartoons.”

Erin Hochsatter

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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.

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

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Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

Brian Clark
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