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Do you know where did the phrase "out of box thinking" originate from?

Can you please share some of your own experiences of "out of box thinking". I will appreciate practical examples from real life.

Do we have any similar phrases in other languages that describe exactly the same phenomena, I don't think so about Urdu and PunjabI, Thanks.

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    out-of-the-box thinking means thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity.
    Another phrase is "think outside the box/square"

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking_outside_the_box . It is related to a puzzle called the "nine dots puzzle".

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