The title is a play on "jack of all trades" and "jack in a box"...Do I see potential in the term "thinking out of the box?" Anyway, here is a capsule of my journey. From being a student of Physics to a student of Linguistics. Not very conventional, but not too unexpected either...From being an aspiring university lecturer to becoming a corporate training specialist...some overlap of functions there. And then with more changes in life, getting exposed to business, psychology, conflict management, and other previously uncharted territory like TRIZ and ASIT and Six Thinking Hats!!! Also, what about having to possibly becoming, as my colleague Ajit says, a chartered accountant, a market analyst, and a God-knows-what!!?
That makes me a sorta jack of all trades (all would be a hyperbole of sorts, but...what the ****?) and I also feel like a jack-in-the-box as I see myself springing surprises at myself (how redundant that sounds!!!). Imagine having to think out of the box just to find yourself in a totally new box altogether...box-hopping...just don't wanna end up like a round peg in a square hole.