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:

distributed teams;pardon me while I drown in my own expectations

At first, it’s a shock

By David Essman | March 13, 2021

It comes as a bit of a shock, at first. That it’s not that hard to make world-class stuff… Like, for example, beer. Not really. …

how does culture affect hiring practices;You try to make it meaningful. in the end, all you can do is try to make it meaningful for other people.

How To Be Different

By David Essman | March 10, 2021

Every time a guy with a dream decides to open a new big-city restaurant, the old joke goes, “Good thing nobody else has thought of …

culture design; Culture design is a sign that you have faith in the future

Are You Creating Culture Or Is It Creating You?

By David Essman | March 6, 2021

Back in 1990s Austin, Texas, the musicians called it “The Velvet Rut”. Austin was still considered “The Live Music Capital Of the World”, the rent was cheap …

influence for leaders;people don't join companies. people join communities.

Which team are you on?

By David Essman | March 2, 2021

Have you noticed all the buff CEOs lately? So when did the C-Suite discover bodybuilding? The thing is, none of it is random. It is …

human capital;are you enlightened? no, but I drink six dollar coffee.

Why Nerds Will Rule The World

By David Essman | February 26, 2021

There’s this recent New Yorker video about hardcore coffee nerds. A nerd, basically, is someone who is interested in things far more than the average person. …

purpose and meaning;what matters is the love, not the scale that explains my terror

RISK FORWARD: Legacy, Satisfaction & Greatness

By David Essman | February 24, 2021

  A few years after my mother died, I took my father to Las Vegas. I’d been booked for a keynote performance there and thought …