Do you know when to think outside the box?

04/15/2014 | Farnam Street

Most businesses try to solve problems with "default thinking" -- a systematic, rational approach that can work wonderfully when you're dealing with fixed, predictable situations, writes Shane Parrish. But many problems are inherently messier, less stable and not responsive to our assumptions, requiring different approaches. "If you can't question assumptions at your company, you probably can't question anything," Parrish writes.

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