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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Read our latest posts below:

digital transformation; information knowledge

Digital Transformation isn’t what you think…

By David Essman | June 24, 2022

Everyone talks about “Digital Transformation” (DT), but few people talk about what it actually means. Because it has the word “Digital” in it, one automatically …

culture transformation;most human behavior is driven by short-term rewards or immediate battles

How $.99 can transform your life!

By David Essman | June 22, 2022

  Our long-time friend and collaborator, Dr. Benjamin Hardy, has a new book out called: Be Your Future Self Now. The book proposes a new model …

What does the future of work look like?

By David Essman | June 20, 2022

    Two stories hit the doom scrolls at roughly the same time this month. First, Bloomberg Media asked if the era of remote work is coming …

This ship is powered by empathy

The first rule of management is gold

By David Essman | June 14, 2022

There’s a cornerstone of Western thought, calledThe Golden Rule. Basically, it says (as it says in the Bible), “Do unto others as you would want …

meaning and connection;life, liberty, and the pursuit of our highest selves

The Quest for Our Highest Self

By David Essman | May 27, 2022

Factoid: In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson famously wrote about “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Notice how he didn’t say, “the pursuit of pleasure”. …

purpose and meaning;"life is not primarily a quest for pleasure, as Freud believed, or a quest for power as Adler believed, but a quest for meaning." -Viktor Frankl

How Meaning Transforms Work

By David Essman | May 24, 2022

We love this quote from Viktor Frankl. Culture is at its core, about creating meaning. Designing purpose. it is about finding that which unites us all. …