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Why would you let anyone put you in a box, during a job interview, if they want you to think outside of it once you're hired?
Honor your ingenuity.
In a scene from an episode of USA Network’s “Falling Water”, a power outage disrupts some of the daily activities at a storage facility.
One of the characters, Burton (played by David Ajala), makes a purchase of battery-operated lights and a necklace.
The vendor offers him a receipt. Burton declines and asks if she expects him to return his purchase.
Not accepting a receipt is very much within Burton’s character. As a “Fixer” for a large multinational investment bank, his actions often have him cleaning up paper trails left by the firm’s bankers.
“No receipt – no money trail = nothing to fix.”
On the surface, this scene may seem like a filler; except Burton had already quit his job with the firm. He was now in “cherchez la femme” mode.
"...always ready to take over the world, even one city block at a time due to budgetary constraints" - One of the finest engineering minds of our era - Dr JMaybe your goal isn't to take over the world. It could be a small project such as preparing a proposal to win a lucrative book contract. Yet you find yourself overwhelmed and underfunded to even do that activity. Step back, take a breath and ask yourself, "what city block can I conquer today that will put me closer to achieving my overall goal." Whatever step that is, take it. Even if time runs out, you will have completed a task that will be ready for you when pursuing the next opportunity. ~MH