new paintings…?

Unify Work and Love from Paul Barron on Vimeo. A wee video I did for Paul Barron’s People Report Summer Camp and Digital Brand Camp 2011. Nothing too fancy (although I do think Paul did a good job with the edit), some footage of me drawing my trademark business-card doodles and, in the background, some […]

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“Treat it like an adventure. An adventure worth sharing.”

That was probably the best line in Evil Plans: “Treat it like an adventure. An adventure worth sharing.” Whether we’re talking about a business plan, a career, or something far more important, something that actually matters… that’s what we’re here for, no? The adventure. To live it. And to be able to share it with […]

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My Interview With Paul Barron

Earlier this year, the restaurant business guru, Paul Barron interviewed me in Miami. One my my better interviews of late IMHO. So far it’s been viewed over 38,000 times! Thanks to Paul for a great afternoon. [Official Blurb:] “Everyone has an Evil Plan, maybe it’s tucked away inside your mind or maybe you are developing […]

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“unifying work and love”: the first #evilplans salon- downtown miami, 7.30pm, wednesday, 23rd march

[The #sxswCares logo I did at SXSW in aid of the Japanese Tsunami etc…]. “South-By” is pretty much over for the year. So what’s next? gapingvoid is having its first “Evil Plans” salon on Wednesday evening, the 23rd of March at 7.30pm, just under a week from now. Downtown Miami. It will be limited to […]

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evil plans: please look after this englishman

[“Burden”: You can buy the print here etc.] My old buddy from my early London social media days, Lloyd Davis has an Evil Plan. A US road trip with a big social media angle: “Please Look After This Englishman”. In March 2010, I traveled, sometimes with others, sometimes alone, coast-to-coast across the USA from Boston […]

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my new book: “evil plans”

[ Available from: Amazon.Barnes & Noble.Borders.800-CEO-READ etc.] “Everybody needs an EVIL PLAN. Everybody needs that crazy, out-there idea that allows them to ACTUALLY start doing something they love, doing something that matters. Everybody needs an EVIL PLAN that gets them the hell out of the Rat Race, away from lousy bosses, away from boring, dead-end jobs that […]

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the “evil plans” pre-order art print

[The EVIL PLANS print. Signed, limited-editon of 500 etc.] [UPDATE: The offer is now closed. All 500 prints are gone. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support! Seriously.] As most of you already know, my second book, EVIL PLANS comes out on February 17th. To celebrate the book launch, I’m offering a FREE, signed, 8″ […]

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evil plans- rackspace edition

[Download the printable version here etc.] To mark the launch of my upcoming book, EVIL PLANS on February 17th, I thought I’d do a special cartoon for my biggest client, Rackspace. The first line in the book is “Everybody needs an Evil Plan”. This sentiment would apply to both big companies like Rackspace and, or […]

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“the book doesn’t matter. the conversation matters.”

[Update: EVIL PLANS launched February 17th: Available from: Amazon.Barnes & Noble.Borders.800-CEO-READ etc.] [NB: I’ll be leaving this blog post on the top of the homepage for the next wee while,  just to make sure people see it . Please scroll down for the new content etc.] “Everybody needs an EVIL PLAN. Everybody needs that crazy, […]

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more evil rackspace plans…

So this is my “Evil Plan” that I’m currently trying to sell inside Rackspace… Besides their new cartoon I posted yesterday, they really haven’t seen it yet. For whatever reason, they prefer being “surprised” by stuff posted live on the web, rather than seeing it first through the usual backchannels. Seeing how the idea works live […]

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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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