“Everyone Hates Our Idea”

[Originally sent out in the gapingvoid newsletter etc.] Nobody will like your idea at first. Again, it’s all got to do with change. New ideas, good and bad, mean change. And people are hardwired to fear change. It’s what kept our species alive for so long. And then on top of that, there are the […]

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the corner bistro

I took this photograph when I was in New York last week, back in my old neighborhood… The Corner Bistro was my regular watering hole, back when I lived in the West Village in the late 1990s, back when I was first drawing my trademark “cartoons on the back of business cards”. I’d stumble in […]

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i believe that both our economic and spiritual future, good or bad, is directly related to our ability to unlock the latent creativity within us.

[Buy the “Create Or Die” print here etc.] I believe that both our economic and spiritual future, good or bad, is directly related to our ability to unlock the latent creativity within us. There. I’ve said it. It’s been six years since I first started blogging what would eventually end up being my first book, […]

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daily bizcard 036: sally singer

Today’s “Daily Bizcard”, “Disposable”, goes to Sally Singer, the new editor of The New York Times’ T Magazine, who was until recently the fashion and features editor of Vogue Magazine. Backstory from the NYT: Ms. Singer, 45, will take over in July, according to a note Bill Keller, executive editor of The Times, sent to […]

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“evil plans” is nearly done

Since I got back home from SXSW I’ve been working on finishing EVIL PLANS, my second book. I think I’m almost there, Folks. A few more days of obsessive tweaking to go, and then off to the publisher’s for the final edit. Hurrah! Man, what a relief. Ever since I signed the contract last summer, […]

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notes on sxsw 2010

[“Texas”, which I sent out in the newsletter recently. You can buy the print here etc.] Tomorrow I head for Austin, for the annual 5-day drunken orgy that is South By South West Interactive. Here are some thoughts: 1. SXSW is the only “MUST ATTEND” event on my calendar. It’s the one show I never […]

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if your boss tells you, “our brand must speak with one voice”, quit.

“My boss won’t let me” is a terrible excuse for not getting on with building your own personal global microbrand, within the confines of your job. A good boss wants her employees to have their own sense of sovereignty and destiny. Why on Earth would you tolerate a boss that didn’t? I once had a […]

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party in miami, tuesday, december 15th

[I’ll be debuting the “South Beach” print on the night, plus will have some other prints on display etc.] You are invited to a combined Holiday Party for TECH TUESDAY, MiamiLink.org, friends and clients of GDB Miami (formerly Gordon Diaz Balart) Featuring a presentation and art by  Hugh MacLeod, Cartoonist, Blogger and Author of “Ignore […]

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this is totally stupid

[These words were actually taken verbatim from Chapter Six of  IGNORE EVERYBODY etc.] [About Hugh. Car­toon Archive. Sign up for my “Daily Car­toon” News­let­ter.]

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

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