What is Lateral Thinking?

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What is Lateral Thinking?
Ali Sumner, Member
I would like members comments on Edward de Bono's statement:
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Carlos Raul Magnante, Member
I completely agree with De Bono, and I'd like to l...
 

 
Tool for Creativity & InnovationSign up
Jacob Andrews, Member
Lateral Thinking and Brainstorming are two managem...
 

 
Is There Any Difference?Sign up
Francisco Quintal, Member
Ali's original request was for commenting on the b...
 

 
Lateral Thinking from Multiple AnglesSign up
lenworth grandison, Member
Lateral thinking would be to consider everyone's i...
 

 
Widened ManagementSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Problems solving is about variation, insight and s...
 

 
Many Creative SolutionsSign up
Montse Julibert
You can find many good solutions for only one prob...
 

 
Lateral Thinking according to De BonoSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
Thank you for your comments. I believe De Bono, as...
 

 
Consider how Children Solve ProblemsSign up
Henry Velasquez, Member
Really we have different ways to solve problems al...
 

 
From Lateral Thinking to Linear Thinking and Back!Sign up
Angel E. Lozari, Jr., Member
Indeed when we were kids, we naturally used Latera...
 

 
Lateral Thinking as an AptitudeSign up
Vijay Jassal, Member
Dear Ali, I agree with what De Bono says, as even ...
 

 
We Naturally Used Lateral Thinking, But Were Trained to Use LinearSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
@Vijay, I think you may find when you read De B...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is IntuitiveSign up
SANDEEP KUMAR K, Member
In my opinion, it is an intuitional way of thin...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is NOT intuitiveSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
Hi Sandeep - I think you are referring to being a ...
 

 
Lateral Thinking Can Be LearnedSign up
breath, Member
Dear Ali, when lateral thinking was introduced in ...
 

 
Lateral Thinkers in South AfricaSign up
Sandy Andrew, Member
I coach marketing interns in the most exciting cou...
 

 
Born and MadeSign up
Mario Compagnoni, Member
Hi Sandy. I have been in South Africa, best countr...
 

 
Conditions for Lateral ThinkingSign up
Blokland, Member
Hi Sandy and Mario, I agree with both of you! The ...
 

 
Solving Complex Problems in a Simple MannerSign up
Bantwal Prabhu, Member
Lateral thinking is finding a solution to a comple...
 

 
Lateral Thinking Opens our MindSign up
R Lozada, Member
Lateral thinking fractures the common sense, logic...
 

 
Lateral Thinking can be AcquiredSign up
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Member
I agree with Bono's above mentioned statement.
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Lateral Thinking as a Systematic ApproachSign up
Eurely Jose Credidio, Member
Lateral thinking is a way to organize our thoug...
 

 
Fear for Lateral ThinkingSign up
Anthony, Member
I quite agree with Ali Sumner (Australia). Anyone ...
 

 
Multiple Ways to Perceive a ProblemSign up
Mohd Arshad, Member
De Bono's lateral thinking gives an idea to see th...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is Near ChaosSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Lateral thinking... Is it is disciplined thinking,...
 

 
My ApproachSign up
Steven Smith, Member
I used to use circular reasoning when tryin...
 

 
To Steven SmithSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Circular reasoning - it meant that you can't come ...
 

 
What is Lateral Thinking?Sign up
Tebboub Abdelamelk, Member
When we say that lateral thinking is using diff...
 

 
Using Goes Beyond ThinkingSign up
Jagdish B Acharya, Premium Member
Bono says "Everybody can be a lateral thinker" and...
 

 
Lateral Thinking - So Now it Has a Name!Sign up
Stephanie Douglas, Member
Since I was about 14 years-old, I've questioned te...
 

 
Lateral Thinking - So Now it Has a Name!Sign up
Ali Sumner, Member
Hi Stephanie - I've been reflecting on the stateme...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is Not Always AppreciatedSign up
Benjamin Ocansey, Member
Most solutions to the world's problems and discove...
 

 
Teaching Lateral ThinkingSign up
Ivan Kohlinsky, Member
I don't think that one can teach lateral thinking,...
 

 
Similarity Lateral Thinking and Real OptionsSign up
I.G.Uwaifo, Member
Lateral thinking according to Edward De Bono, in a...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is Deliberate Breaking of Patterns in Our BrainSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
Hi - I am interested in people's comments regards ...
 

 
Relationship and PatternsSign up
Bantwal Prabhu, Member
Lateral thinking leads to a thought process which ...
 

 
Lateral Thinking and Knowledge Value CreationSign up
Firstep Eapl Astimen, Member
Lateral thinking is aligned with knowledge valu...
 

 
Evolution versus RevolutionSign up
Mario de Obaldia
Angel (15th responder) tried to tell us...
 

 
Lateral Thinking DefinitionSign up
Kasthurirangan A, Member
Lateral thinking" is a way to think creatively ...
 

 
Lateral Thinking - Critical Thinking?Sign up
dare Akinlawon, Member
I think lateral thinking is critical thinking! It'...
 

 
Unique Power of MindSign up
Muhammad Idrees Burhan
Analytical mind is that part of our brain which pe...
 

 
Linear Was LateralSign up
Bhagwan Singh, Member
In my opinion, all the inventions, discoveries or ...
 

 
On Lateral and Opposite to Lateral ThinkingSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
The thought is known that any witty remark is a ma...
 

 
On Extravagant MixesSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Any strong (original, genial) solution of a proble...
 

 
Lateral Thinking - a Simple DescriptionSign up
Alan hopwood, Member
Linear thinking usually provides the right answ...
 

 
Lateral Thinking KidsSign up
Arif ur Rehman, Member
A brilliant idea initiated by Dr. De Bono. Back ho...
 

 
On Routine ThinkingSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Opposite to lateral thinking is routine thinkin...
 

 
Lateral Thinking Tools to Solve All ProblemsSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
Hello Konopatov S. N, in my experience using authe...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is and Will Be the ExceptionSign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Therefore lateral thinking can't replace routine t...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is Moving Across PatternsSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
If lateral thinking is an abstraction that does...
 

 
Lateral Thinking Revisited!Sign up
Madan Gopal Agarwal, Member
For Ali Sumner, Konopatov S N and all others - De ...
 

 
It's Too Late - Think!Sign up
Mario de Obaldia
In the definition employed by Ali, Dr. Bono's inve...
 

 
Anyone Can Be a Lateral Thinker and it Doesn't Rely on Lateral Thinking.Sign up
George Pitagorsky, Member
De Bono is wise to recognize the difference...
 

 
Thinking DivergentlySign up
Ibrahima Diallo
It is refraining to think in a single mindset, der...
 

 
Lateral Thinking is Moving Across PatternsSign up
George Pitagorsky, Member
I agree with Ali Sumner. The ability to alter o...
 

 
Lateral Thinker, But not Using Lateral Thinking?Sign up
Konopatov S.N., Member
Whether there can be such persons who are lateral ...
 

 
Lateral Thinking Needs training but is Not an InventionSign up
Andrea Kelly
I agree in that we may have to be trained to think...
 

   

 
The Difference Between Being a Lateral Thinker and Lateral ThinkingSign up
Ali Sumner, Member
@Andrea Kelly; @Arif Ur Rehman :
Once again I...
 

   

   

 
Lateral Thinking and ThinkersSign up
Andrew Blaine, Member
@Ali Sumner: I a...
 

   

 
 

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