Originally Posted by Steve-Hostirian
In business, you have to think core focus. I've seen many businesses go under because they took on too much debt load trying to expand or be everything to everybody. Thinking out of the box is important, measured against the framework of your abilities. I read recently that using the term, "thinking outside of the box" was very bad to put on your resumes - because it's so commonly misused. What works very well for us are networking alliances - trading services and leads.
Interesting how something so simple, can be taken out of the box. With the economy how it is, many businesses have reeled in their outside the box thinkers. In sales it makes it difficult because at one time when you could throw a little bit of spice in it, your now stuck playing the game within the company policies.