Tag: Out of the box

How to prevent yourself from dying a slow death

July 31st, 2015   •   no comments   

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone 1

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Have you heard the story of the frog in a boiling pot?

Well, if you drop a live frog into a boiling pot of water, it would immediately leap out and save its life. If, however, our webbed protagonist sits comfortably in a pot of room temperature water which is slowly heated up, it would be slowly boiled to death.

Frog legs, anyone?
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Are You Thinking in New Boxes?

February 23rd, 2014   •   no comments   

Courtesy of Applicant

We all know that the world is changing at a blinding pace. Yesteryear’s market leaders like Barnes & Noble, Kodak, Blockbuster and Tower Records fade away. Meanwhile, new business darlings like Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google take the stage.

Time and again, we’ve been told that if we don’t think “out-of-the-box” and reinvent our businesses, we will suffer the same untimely fate. The challenge, however, is how.
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