The Nail That Sticks Out

We were having a conversation about "thinking outside the box." I thought about the Japanese saying that goes something like this: "The nail that sticks out is hammered in." It seems that it depends where you are whether to be a conformist or venture out of the hammers range.

I've heard many speeches where they say, "Well, Bob thinks outside the box and he has made many innovations and brought new life and energy into this company." But on the other hand you get the person that wants to try something new or different and you get the "He bud, we have to do it this way!' Why you ask, "because that's how we've always done it." If it ain't broke don't fix it.

So which are you?

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