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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Read our latest posts below:

Life is Not Like Formula Fiction

By Cierra Martin | Jan 18, 2024

One of the filmmaker Woody Allen’s most critically acclaimed movies is the late-1970s masterpiece, “Manhattan.” It’s a film about a bunch of fairly successful Manhattanites …


Don’t Hold the Drama

By Cierra Martin | Jan 16, 2024

As anyone who follows British current affairs will know, the people are REALLY angry at the moment. It turns out hundreds of UK sub-postmasters were wrongly …

Life Lessons from a Hot Dog

By Cierra Martin | Jan 12, 2024

Will Guidara made his name as the former manager, then former co-owner of Eleven Madison Park, which has boasted three Michelin Stars since 2012, and …

Stop Telling People What To Do

By Cierra Martin | Jan 10, 2024

Once you send a memo, it takes a life of its own. As Wayfair CEO, Niraj Shah, is currently finding out. Was this his intention …

Humanity isn’t a Hack

By Cierra Martin | Jan 8, 2024

Oliver Burkeman had a successful column in The Guardian for years titled “This Column Will Change Your Life.” It was all about lifestyle and productivity hacks, …

culture is designable

The Oppressive Culture of Air Travel

By Cierra Martin | Jan 4, 2024

Put it into perspective: Back in the 1930s, you’d spend tens of thousands in today’s money crossing the Atlantic from New York to the UK. …

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