Thinking Outside the Square – What Does That Mean?

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentleman,

Let me begin by defining the topic “Thinking outside the Square.”

Thinking – the act of using the mind. (Remember, thinking is the hardest work of all. That’s why so few people do it).

Outside – implies the opposite of inside. (A comparison between change and continuity; safety and danger; ordinary and extraordinary).

Square – is a regular polygon. We might suggest it is perfect in shape. All sides, angles and diagonals are equal. The diagonals bisect each other at right angles and form angles of 45 degrees with the sides of the square. The square in our context represents the status quo.

So, in essence, our topic means to do something in a way which is unexpected. It is to do things in a way not done before. It is to try the “undoable.”

Here is an example of what I mean. I want to tell you how to train jumping fleas. Here are the steps:

1. Check that you have fleas that are good jumpers.

2. You need a glass beaker and a glass lid.

3. Put 100 fleas in the beaker with the lid on it.

4. Put your ear to the glass beaker and listen. You will hear the fleas crashing against the lid as they hop around.

5. After ten minutes, listen again. There is no noise and no bumps against the lid. They have stopped. The fleas have realised that they can’t jump that high without hurting themselves. They stop jumping as high.

6. Take off the lid.

7. Note the fleas remain in the beakers. They have bee รีวิวเว็บพนันufabet n conditioned.

The moral to the story is that most people are in their comfort zone and don’t want to change. The only limitations we have are those we put on ourselves or those we allow others to put on us.

Thinking outside the square implies creativity, innovation and not taking ‘no’ for an answer. So let me tell you about two different people in two different eras who lived and thought outside the square.

The first person was a Jew named Victor Frankl. Victor, his wife and daughter were incarcerated in the worst concentration camp in Nazi Germany. He watch his wife and daughter die and saw many other Jews around him simply just give up and die. He was determined to develop in as many Jews as possible a desire to survive. In an effort to help them survive he used two basic plays.

Firstly, he would walk up to any Jew and whisper in their ear “Have you heard the news? No? Well, the