I like the concept of “thinking outside the box”. What is meant by this little phrase is the idea that one envisions concepts or approaches to a problem in an unconventional or highly original manner. In other words, one’s thinking is not constrained inside a conventional “box”. The term is believed to have originated with management consultants in the 1970s and 80s when they sought clients who were innovative and original in their thinking. During my tenure as chairman of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, I cherished faculty members who would come to me with new and original ways of doing things.