Lateral Thinking the New Thinking Which Makes the Difference

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Lateral Thinking the New Thinking Which Makes the Difference
Marc V Rooij, Analyst, Netherlands

Last century the steam engine replaced muscle power. Currently computers are replacing models and linear processes.
We have been trained in a linear way at universities and apply this in our business. However this is easy to copy. In the future the differentiation factor will be the ability to think along different lines and paths. Lateral thinking is difficult to copy, not seldom it goes hand in hand with visual thinking.
Both are going to be essential assets to succeed in the future.

Lateral Thinking - a Base for Innovations by Men
C.RAJAPANDIAN, Teacher, India
Yes. Initially lateral thinking may look odd and non-conventional. Galileo faced in his life.
We should encourage this in all classrooms of today.

Lateral Thinking Leads to Breakthroughs
Jagdish B Acharya, Consultant, India
Traditional or vertical or logical thinking based on old rules leads to new discoveries which are incremental in nature. They add knowledge like most research does. They may fail to find new rules, patterns.
For breakthrough, one needs to think laterally and come with radical options, some of which may lead to the aim of this exercise.



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