The Law of Thinking Inside the Box

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We both wrote this fine October 2016 afternoon.

The Law of Thinking Inside the Box

If you want to generate creative ideas to solve your business challenges, you should think _______   ___   ___.

Business professionals unanimously answer, “outside the box.”

(Insert game show buzzer sound for the wrong answer.)

The challenge with out of the box thinking is that there are no parameters, and because of this, ideas may be wonderfully creative, but:

  • Can they be implemented quickly and inexpensively?
  • Are they scalable?
  • Once implemented, do they enhance your business objectives in remarkable ways?

Organizational creativity requires parameters.

You can ‘organize to maximize’ your idea generation, selection, and implementation.

Let’s face it, the need for creative solutions to challenges is never-ending. From small, daily issues, to weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, and beyond – it never stops.

The most admired companies in the world reach that level of distinction in large part because they have mastered a simple and scalable method for problem-solving.

As this book unfolds, you’ll learn how to build your box and how to think inside it.

It’s also worth noting that the road to excellence has no finish line. Great organizations are never satisfied.



As soon as something remarkable is launched, fixed, or enhanced, the next day people are (without prompting) asking, “How can we make this even better?”

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.