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Thinking Outside the Box

Recently, I decided to participate in a case competition and little did I know, my creativity and my confidence would both be tested.

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Faced with the daunting task of coming up with a solution to a real world problem for our case competition, my team and I pondered and researched day in and day out for resources and information that would back up our answers. Ultimately, our calculations and findings told us that we should not invest in the project and that the our solution to the problem would be to not go through with the course of action. Knowing that most teams would say "yes, this project is a good investment, and you should go through with the project", we found ourselves stuck in our quest to completing the case study. Should we stand out and say no? Or should we just tweak our findings and push our solution towards the more positive route. Ultimately, we decided to stand out and be creative with both our presentation and our solution. We decided to go against the gran and say no. At the competition, our judges told us that we were the first group to say no and that they really liked our analysis and our presentation. Through this experience, I learned that it is okay to stand out and be different. It is okay to take the road not taken and do things against what society has told us to do. It is okay to be creative.

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I think that is really well said.

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