The Importance of Box

The Importance of Box

In our pursuit of creative problem-solving and innovative thinking, we often come across the phrase “饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾惃饾惍饾惌饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐”. While this approach encourages exploring unconventional ideas, it is equally important to recognize the value of “饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾悽饾惂饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐”. Nevertheless, we do seldom talk about the importance of the box. Let us ponder this question this time.

饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾惃饾惍饾惌饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐 refers to a mindset that goes beyond traditional or conventional thinking patterns. It involves breaking free from the limitations imposed by predefined ideas and seeking alternative solutions. By thinking outside the box, we open ourselves up to fresh perspectives and creative possibilities.

A picture created with Dall-E with the prompt “the ceo of nvidia jensen huang during an interview”, either the AI does not know who Jensen Huang is, or he knows quite well who he is and is forbidden to use his image for creation 馃檪

One fresh example I saw what an interview with the CEO of NVIDIA in which he shared, I do not care about market share because market share means too many people on the market are doing the same thing and NVIDIA would only be one of them. It indicates that NVIDIA is not doing something unique. Why should NVIDIA waste time pursuing something that a lot others are doing. This is not the聽#mindset聽of聽#innovation聽in his words.

Thinking outside the box in the above example can help a company jump out of the traditional way of thinking and doing things, create unique values for (potential) customers and become true innovative and unique in the world.

饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾惃饾惍饾惌饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐 fosters innovation, adaptability, and the ability to find unique solutions to complex problems.

饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾悽饾惂饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐 means utilizing existing knowledge, frameworks, and constraints to find effective solutions. It involves leveraging established principles, patterns, and tools to generate practical and reliable outcomes.

One of the tools I like to apply is the “饾悇饾惂饾惎饾悽饾惈饾惃饾惂饾惁饾悶饾惂饾惌 饾悓饾悮饾惄” from Strategyzer, which is basically a combination of 饾悘饾惃饾惈饾惌饾悶饾惈’饾惉 饾悈饾悽饾惎饾悶 饾悈饾惃饾惈饾悳饾悶饾惉 and 饾悘饾悇饾悞饾悡饾悑饾悇-饾悁饾惂饾悮饾惀饾惒饾惉饾悽饾惉. This is a framework for analyzing the business environment before making any strategic solutions. Too often we fall in love too early with a certain business ideas of our own that we miss to answer some basic questions for validation. The 饾悇饾惂饾惎饾悽饾惈饾惃饾惂饾惁饾悶饾惂饾惌 饾悓饾悮饾惄 is a helping hand for us to have a second thought before making hash decisions.

Environment Map by Strategyzer

饾悡饾悺饾悽饾惂饾悿饾悽饾惂饾悹 饾悽饾惂饾惉饾悽饾悵饾悶 饾惃饾悷 饾惌饾悺饾悶 饾悰饾惃饾惐 allows us to build on existing knowledge and resources. It enhances problem-solving capabilities, promotes efficiency, and ensures a solid foundation for growth and progress.

Now you might see my point: 饾悂饾悗饾悧 is per se not a negative item. It represents the boundaries, limitations, and frameworks that define our understanding and approach to a problem. It encompasses our preconceived notions, established practices, and familiar patterns of thinking.

A picture created with Dall-E with the prompt “a box of creativity”, obviously, open AI is not creative enough 馃檪

饾悡饾悺饾悶 饾惁饾惃饾惉饾惌 饾悽饾惁饾惄饾惃饾惈饾惌饾悮饾惂饾惌 饾悽饾惉饾惉饾惍饾悶 饾悽饾惉 the 饾悞饾悥饾悎饾悡饾悅饾悋 between thinking inside and outside the box. While staying confined within the box can limit our聽#creativity聽and hinder innovation. On the other hand, stepping outside the box encourages us to question assumptions, challenge norms, and explore unexplored paths. It sparks creativity, encourages originality, and promotes breakthrough thinking.

By combining the strengths of both thinking approaches, we can harness the power of the box and unleash our full potential.

Picture I took from a local tank station with the permission of the clerk

ONE MORE THING: This article was inspired by my visit to a local tank station, in which there is working area, which has the name of “Think outside the box” but actually it is designed as a box. From another perspective, this working area stays very close to the glass wall, through which you view things happening outside. I should give credit to this box for this article (and of course open AI as well).

It is directly connected with the glass wall with the view for outside, basically a box (this working area) inside of the box (the tank station) encouraging thinking outside of the box (the theme and the view)

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