- that's not how we do things around here
- management (aka the man) said no
- this is the best way
- I need to get this done, no time to think about it
Experts are those that often don't know any better then those with real inspiration. We often see the best results from new-hires because they are not pulled down by corporate culture, group-think and general noise. Take a look at Cliff Young - an Australian marathon runner who was clearly out of his league, but won because he didn't know the pre-existing unofficial rules.....
My advice to succeed: Find out what the rules are and then go out of your way breaking each one....you're bound to hit gold.