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:

culture of empathy;order begins with decency

Excellence Now by Tom Peters

By David Essman | May 21, 2021

The Hour of Reckoning Is Upon Us We are in the grip of COVID-19 and the most significant social and political unrest in the U.S. …

memetics;The Best Standards Prove themselves by spreading like pollen

The Mean Meme

By David Essman | May 17, 2021

In 1976 Richard Dawkins wrote the famous book, “The Selfish Gene”. The big idea was, evolution is driven by genes trying to replicate themselves. Our …

psychological safety;I was living the American dream it was America's dream, not mine.

Trust Yourself by Melody Wilding

By David Essman | May 12, 2021

  All my life, I had been a classic A-plus, gold-star, good girl who lived to exceed expectations. Diligent and disciplined, I worked hard to …

leadership tools;i need life to be more meaningful. next time, pick a longer line.

Your Big Ideas Will Die Unless You Understand This

By David Essman | May 10, 2021

“Relentless socialization”. No, that doesn’t mean you need to throw parties, it means you take your most important ideas and figure out ways to get …

work place culture;committed to greatness plus easily offended equals yeah, good luck with that

We Chose This

By David Essman | May 5, 2021

  Our friends over at Basecamp are having a bit of bother. The trouble started when the founders, Jason and David, tried to rein in the political conversations …

how to lead in times of change; How most businesses operate: monday: I know! let's copy the competition! genius! tuesday: I know! let's copy the competition! genius! wednesday: I know! let's copy the competition! genius! thursday: I know! let's copy the competition! genius! friday: I know! let's copy the competition! genius!

Why Zigging Is The Enemy of Innovation

By David Essman | April 21, 2021

  Remember what your granddad used to tell you? That famous piece of advice? You know, that “When the world zigs, zags” thing? i.e. Don’t …