The Systemic Box Won’t Dismantle Itself

Once you start to see all the ways the systemic box has been made to trap you, the impulse to break free of the box naturally arises. The question is: How? What does it really mean to think outside the box when the way we think has been shaped by that box? What does it take to tear down aContinue reading “The Systemic Box Won’t Dismantle Itself”

The Box is Made to Contain You

At the end of the last newsletter, I teased that we would move beyond questioning the systemic box to dismantling it, though there are many steps to that process. Seeing the box is the first step but that does not automatically translate to change. In fact, once you start to notice the existence of the box, you often beginContinue reading “The Box is Made to Contain You”

Thinking Outside the Systemic Box

When I ask people to define creativity, they inevitably use the phrase “to think outside of the box”, but this cliche always leaves me to wonder: What box? As I often tell my students: You can’t think outside the box if you don’t know you’re in one. If you want to create positive change in the world, then youContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Systemic Box”