The Nail That Stands Out

So everyone knows what happens to the nail that stands out…


It gets hammered down!


Deviation from the norm or the groupthink is met with a resounding klop on the head. 


You conform or you face the guillotine. 


Way too dystopian. 


Freedom, individuality, diversity, self-expression—these are the engines of innovation and growth. 


If every nail gets hammered down, you have a society that implodes with inbreeders and Stone Age stale ideas. 


Tradition is one thing, a closed mind is something that is an extinction level event. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)