“Mea­ning­ful brands out­per­form stock mar­ket by 120%”.

Havas CEO David Jones tweeted the following news story earlier tonight: “Meaningful brands outperform stock market by 120%”. 120%. And why is that, you ask? Perhaps it’s related to something Seth Godin and I were riffing on, WAY back in 2008: SETH: You can’t drink any more bott­led water than you already do. Or buy […]

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Art is a GREAT way to spread ideas internally. Every day more CEOs realize this etc.

[“The processor is an expression of human potential.” One of the art pieces we did for Intel, loved by the CEO, now hanging in their boardroom etc.]  1. In terms of government spending, Rome’s first Emperor, Caesar Augustus pretty much had the biggest art budget in history. Even more than the Medicis. Way, way more than modern […]

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Do people really want to be “Everyone”?

It always excites me to see someone trying to shake up the art industry, so I was sad to learn about Jen Bekman’s fine art retail site, “20×200” suspending operations. Though I didn’t know the people personally, I’d been rooting for them. It seemed like a neat idea, and I loved the name. So why […]

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Gape Into The Void: Podcast Episode 9 with Seth Godin

[Direct Link to Episode 9]  [Link to the Podcast in iTunes] [The gapingvoid Seth Godin Store] [Seth’s blog] Show notes [compiled by Jeff Sass:] In this episode of the Gape Into The Void podcast, Hugh and Jason have a discussion with bestselling author, speaker, and marketer, Seth Godin.  Seth has been an inspiration to many, including […]

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Seth Godin and Me on Intrepid Radio

Thanks to Todd Schnick and for having Seth Godin and I on his Intrepid Radio Podcast. We started off talking about the children’s book Seth and I made together, “V Is For Vulnerable”, but the conversation went way beyond that. Seth, as always, was his very lucid self. As always, he’s pushing us to raise […]

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“You have to decide what you believe.”

“Everyone should write a blog because it makes it harder to be a hypocrite. You have to decide what you believe.” Seth Godin Everybody should start a business for that very same reason…

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My First Children’s Book… which isn’t really a Children’s Book

Decades ago, before my first cartoons were ever published, I had this idea that my first published work would be a children’s book. That didn’t happen, of course. After years in the cartoonist game, my first children’s book was only just published this month. “V Is For Vulnerable”. Check it out. Though actually, it’s not […]

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Seth Godin’s office

[Thanks to Seth Godin for sending in these two photos: First, himself sitting underneath the “Dip” piece (he added the speech bubble himself) and then a “gapingvoid Wall” he has in his office of some of the the work I’ve done for him over the years. VERY Cool.] [From yesterday’s newsletter:] In 2007, when Seth […]

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“Linchpin” or The Magic Success Unicorn: You decide.

  Today in the newsletter we introduced four new “Linchpin” prints, based on, of course, Seth Godin’s seminal book, Linchpin. [UPDATE: Big thanks to Seth for blogging it earlier today!] Seth’s work is kind of like my own… Not everybody gets it, which is OK, because there are PLENTY of people who do. And that’s […]

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The Seth Print (Hope you like Purple!)

[Me holding it etc.] [Close-up of the cow] [My signature at the bottom.] [Extreme close-up.] [Seth’s signature] [Me and Seth signing the prints, July, 2009.] PURPLE COW [Visit the gallery here to purchase the print and/or view other prints from the gapingvoid “Seth Godin” series etc.] This is my most ambitious print project to date, The […]

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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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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.

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