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When somebody talks about ‘Thinking outside the box’, I remember those stories read in the forwarded mails. The first one, the idea flashed from an operator in a Japanese company another one a smart move by the Russian astronauts.


Once in a Japanese soap factory they had problem with their packaging, they were receiving complaints from finished product section about some of the packets were empty without soap inside, they called for a technical meeting to solve this problem, so many suggestion poured in, like installing sensors, x rays machines, scales etc., but they received a simple and economical suggestion from an operator, he recommended to fix a fan near the conveyor, when the air blows on the boxes the empty packets will be pushed aside, what a cost effective idea is nt it?


Another interesting story about the astronauts, once American space agency were seriously discussing about the invention of a pen that can work in space, because of zero gravity, the ink pen didn’t work in the space, Americans spend millions of dollars on research and invented a pen, but Russians thought in smart way and they just used pencil which served the purpose, I hope you have noticed Aamir quotes the same incident in the beginning segment of the movie Three Idiots.

Another mail recently I have received from my friend about luck, we come across many luckiest people and wonder why only few people are lucky and others not, even though many reasons said, I admire the reason mentioned in that particular message, we miss lot of opportunities lurking or hiding within reachable distance which is very much destined for us, but we always look for something very far and ignore the near ones.

These incidents show us the idea can be simple, from a lay person but they are valuable and also we have to concentrate on the solution not the process, when we conceptualize the end result, we can simplify the process. We should always think ‘outside the box’, at work or personal tasks, instead of following mundane, just try out something innovative, maybe that’s where your luck is lurking.

Good Luck!!
Note : The stories might be fictious -:)

29 comments to “Thinking outside the box’”

  1. Outside the box POST...... Well thought & executed..... All Outside the BOX.... ;-) But I enjoyed the read...... Kudos!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

  1. Dear Shafi,
    Good Afternoon!
    I thoroughly enjoyed the inspirational stories!There is a saying in Malayalam-Annarakannanum thannalayathu!Even a squirrel helped in building the bridge to Lanka![Ramayanan]
    We should never underestimate anyone!Practical knowledge should be appreciated!
    Keep writing!
    Wishing you a wonderful Sunday,
    Sasneam,
    Anu

  1. Thank you Ash for your cheerful comments.

  1. Thank you Anu for the valuable comments and thoughts.

  1. anne vanakkam...hey this post is gr8 yar..my kind...ya..good to think out of the box..and reg press: the concept of news is dead in the sense that earlier news used to trickle thru reporters..now within seconds of something happening the entire world can c visuals...the communication world has changed in a decade..print media will survive of course..but i dunno how and in what form..cheers

  1. We find it easier to follow the
    beaten path.It takes a conscious
    effort to get out of our herd
    mentality, I guess.
    This post is truly wonderful!
    Keep them coming, Shafi

  1. Very nice and beautiful post. Very well written. In this present scenario media has changed a lot and we can get each and every news in detail. More than print media nowadays people are keen to see the electronic media.

  1. Thank you @ Ramesh, Yes i believe so :)

  1. Thank alot Latha, I really admire your writing style, i will assure my best to be a regular blogger.

  1. Thanks Babli

  1. dude! you said it..
    common sense can solve lots of issues..but..again..common sense is not common at all!

  1. thanks buddy:)

  1. Excellent post man....enjoyed it!! i think its a wonderful post !!!

  1. very good post!..I have always believed in....we miss lot of opportunities lurking or hiding within reachable distance which is very much destined for us, but we always look for something very far and ignore the near ones.

  1. Thank you
    @ Sorcerer
    @ Nazish
    @ Renu

    for the valuable comments.

  1. 快樂與人生,是最好的伴侶 ..................................................

  1. thanks for sharing ...
    inspiring...

  1. nice post. enjoyed reading it.

  1. Thank you
    @ Deeps
    @ Rachna

  1. Lemme add something to the content of this post. The company that I work for ....deals with creativity... and I mean high intensity, every single day creativity of every kind. And this is the rule we follow to be on the right track always - "I think differently for the sake of being different." Works.
    Nice post.
    And..I didnt really get wot "collections" u liked in my post in my blog since more than one things r on display there.haha. :)

  1. Hi Thanks Anand, your work place should be inspiring, i remember a quote 'today will be different than yesterday'. :)

  1. Good health is above wealth.健康重於財富,要保重自己哦!..................................................

  1. Make hay while the sun shines.........................................

  1. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ............................................................

  1. A good point. I think Lucky means, being at the right place, at the right time with the right innovative idea. :) I just hope people don't forget to follow norms at all, and stick to only thinking "out of the box" and waste away their life.... :)

  1. A stitch in time saves nine...................................................

  1. Thanks danke merci danyavad nanri shukran shukriya….

  1. Very interesting! Enjoyed reading it! :)

    Fan idea is very cool. :)

  1. Thank you @Jyothi : Sometimes, it helps us to progress.

    Hi Julianca, Thank you.

    Thank you @Chandrika..Cool :)

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