My next book: “The Art Of Not Sucking”

[Read the whole first draft here….] I just finsihed writing my latest book, “The Art Of Not Sucking”. Rather than publish it as an e-book or regular hardback, I thought I’d just blog the whole thing, like I did with my first book, “Ignore Everybody”. Maybe I’ll publish it properly later down the road, but […]

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Happy gapingvoid Birthday! My Blog Turns Eleven…

Over the weekend, turned eleven years old. I won’t dwell on it too much, other than to say, 1. Yes, it has been an amazing trip, 2. Thank you very much for all the love over the years and, 3. Looking back, I consider “Personal Faves” (2001) to be the best thing on it […]

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“I’m sorry my last book was so long, but I didn’t have time to write a short one”

[Click on image to activate animation etc.] This is one of the cooler “Social Object Factory” mini-projects we’ve done lately- a little animated Gif for Seth Godin’s lovely little book, Poke The Box. [Yes. I know. We didn’t use my drawing style this time. The Factory is really about Social Objects, not about Hugh etc.] […]

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Any hardcore blogging mavens out there? Here are some cartoons for you to use as you see fit:

Yay! As you probably already know, I wrote a wee book,  “Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear”, which just launched. It is my little love letter to the blogosphere. We’ve also set up a special webpage: Please click on it – it’s more than just a page about the book. It’s a movement, or […]

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When You Create [for Lisa Oz]

Today’s newsletter cartoon was inspired by Lisa Oz, wife of Doctor Oz, interviewing me for Oprah Radio last week, while I was in New York City. It was a good interview. Lisa is a lovely woman who asked VERY smart questions about Creativity. She also plugged both my books, which was quite nice for me. Heh. And I did […]

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“How To Be Creative” downloaded 4.5 million times!

[UPDATE: Because I want peo­ple to see it, I’m kee­ping this as a pla­cehol­der at the top of the gaping­void home­page for a while. Scroll down to see newer stuff etc.] My manifesto, “How To Be Creative”, is still the most downloaded manifesto on The editors there recently told me that at last count, […]

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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 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 four big moments of writing a book

[“Successful”, which I sent out in the newsletter a few weeks ago. You can buy the print here etc.] This weekend I sent the final, edited draft of “Evil Plans” off to my publisher. It  comes out in April. A few hours later, a couple of people were asking me, “Why aren’t you celebrating? I’d […]

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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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