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Thinking outside the box

Breeze had a swanky launch party for their new liquid laundry detergent. They invited a bunch of local tiktokers. This received some criticism from some digital marketing folks but I thought it was a good idea. Comments like they don't understand influencer marketing, this is the wrong crowd and they should have done this and that. I was glad to see the influencers treated to this soiree and the red carpet being rolled out. I enjoyed the coverage I saw on tiktok and it made me want to try this new product. This had me thinking about thinking outside the box. What is the origin of this term? In the 60s and 70s management consulting firms used the 9 dots puzzle to demonstrate lateral thinking. Link all 9 dots using four straight lines or fewer, without lifting the pen and without tracing the same line more than once. The diagram below shows the solution and you can see how the term "thinking outside the box" came about. Thinking outside the box is to think differently, unco


My last blog post was my 100th blog post on this new blog space. It has been 2 years here. I have been a tech blogger for more than 10 years and a blogger for approaching 20 years. It has been an enriching journey. I do it for me. I do it for those that care. I do it for those that need it. I do it for those that appreciate. Sometimes I go through my archives. Memories of times past. Memories of the good times. To be here writing this and you reading this, means that we had to overcome all the hurdles so far. We are more than capable of succeeding at life into the future. So much to be thankful for. Today is a holiday in Trinidad and Tobago. It is Eid and marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. A month of fasting, reflecting, blessings and forgiveness. Let us forgive ourselves and others. Let us better ourselves and others. Let us travel the right path. The good path. Let us journey with purpose. This month I turn 42 years old. I am wiser and stronger. I have plenty experience in t