Innovative Thinking – Round Peg / Square Hole – Blog 065

Innovation – The Round Peg In A Square Hole


You might have noticed the image on the cover of the book.  It is the proverbial “round peg in a square hole.”



Several years ago, when I was explaining to someone about not being a very good employee since I always argued, never followed the rules, and saw things completely different than all the other employees, he jokingly said to me ‘You fit in like a round peg in a square hole!”


I thought about his comment of “not fitting in” and the metaphor he used and one day, I came up with this.  The original was made out of wood, I then had them cast in Lucite.

A “round peg does fit in a square hole!”




“To ask the hard question is simple.”

-W.H. Auden


Lon Safko
Serial Innovator, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, Innovative Thinking


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