The Gapingvoid Email

Three times a week, we'll send you a thought-provoking illustration about the world of work along with a short snippet of insight. Our emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better-functioning teams, navigating the hybrid work environment, and more. They are designed as quick reads to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts from thought leaders around the world and answer culture questions sent in by our readers. People who enjoy the daily email most are often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.


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Filling in the Narrative Gaps

By Cierra Martin | May 26, 2024

There was a tweet recently, talking about Ernest Hemingway. To paraphrase:  “Agreed, Hemingway was a deeply flawed human being. But so what,  you’re a deeply …

Some things never change

By Cierra Martin | May 23, 2024

As the famous passage in the Bible goes, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is …

It’s Not Just a Bag

By Cierra Martin | May 21, 2024

If traditional economic theory was correct, price UP would equal demand DOWN, all the time, in every case, for every product.  And, often, that’s what …

Why Commanding Excellence Never Works

By Cierra Martin | May 17, 2024

King Pyrrhus was an Ancient Greek king who fought a lengthy military campaign against the Romans. After one battle, he saw that he prevailed, but …

The Power of Framing

By Cierra Martin | May 15, 2024

  Apple just apologized for running an ad that no one seemed to like that received massive backlash online. Instead of the intended message: “Hey …

Staying Power

By Cierra Martin | May 10, 2024

The best thing about having a well-known brand is that it doesn’t go away easily. The worst thing about having a well-known brand is that …