The Gapingvoid Email

Three days a week we’ll email you a super insightful illustration that tells a story about the world of work. The emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better functioning teams, enhancing patient experience, etc. They are designed to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts once a week from thought leaders around the world. People who enjoy the daily are most often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.

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designing a high purpose culture

Which hill are you going to die on?

By David Essman | October 29, 2020

  Who doesn’t love Shake Shack? If not the best burger chain in America, there’s certainly none better. The great thing is, it didn’t start life …

culture design

Is your brand viral ready?

By David Essman | October 26, 2020

    It’s the marketing story of the year: A random guy, Nathan Apodaca, posts a Tik Tok video of himself riding a skateboard, lip-synching …

organizational culture

Are you a pawn?

By David Essman | October 24, 2020

  Chess pieces. Lovely things, what’s interesting is that they’re actually based on the reality of ancient warfare. Pawns. In the Greek Phalanx, because the …

behavioral psychology

Who are you, anyway?

By David Essman | October 22, 2020

Warning: This is one of our snarkier posts in a while. If you are not up for heavy snark, please avert your eyes.   Back in 2009, …

innovation culture

Always Open Self

By David Essman | October 16, 2020

  Dave Trott tweeted a great quote from Mary Wells, the famous 1960s advertising executive: “You can’t just be you. You have to double yourself. You have …

meaning and connection

This Kind of Hard Work

By David Essman | October 14, 2020

You get your first big job, right out of college. In a bank, say, or a law firm, or a big company, or a startup. Congratulations. …