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:

driver of innovation;the minute you stop being part of the dance is the minute you start to die

Human Potential: Mars Style

By David Essman | April 19, 2021

NASA’s wee helicopter drone became the first controlled flight on Mars. A definite first for the planet. What makes the story even more poignant is …

culture as a strategy;leadership is the alignment between one's narrative and reality

Culture Is Just Another Term For Leadership

By David Essman | April 16, 2021

It’s considered one of the greatest ad campaigns of all time. The car rental company, Avis’ “We try harder” campaign. It first broke in 1962 and …

microsoft stories gapingvoid;i need to know what real art is then i need to make it

Partner with Entrepreneurs Inside & Out

By David Essman | April 13, 2021

Our favorite “intrapreneur” story? That would have to be our old friend, Steve Clayton. Steve is the “Chief Storyteller” at Microsoft, where he oversees social, corporate communication, marketing, …

innovation culture; Keep calm and carry on

A Case Study in the Impact of Culture

By David Essman | April 5, 2021

It’s a familiar story. Both the UK and the EU were trying to get a COVID vaccine program off the ground. The UK (who only …

creative culture;find something that matters. something not too obvious.

The best answers are not the obvious ones

By David Essman | April 1, 2021

  Here’s the thing. Creative types are pretty useless at most things, like say, changing tires, skinning a deer, playing the stock market, or making …

work place transformation; I just want to be in the zone I don't think that's asking for too much

RISK FORWARD: When Do You Do Your Best Work?

By David Essman | March 26, 2021

  When we’re moving forward on a project but not as effectively or productively as we’d like, it’s worth reconsidering our environment. Years ago, when …