Lateral Thinking Methods and our Decisions
mamadou birane wane, Manager, Senegal, Member
Lateral thinking is a moral value that offers the possibility of overtaking.
Bono taught us a method to look beyond appearances.
- To fight against climate change, we could pay to plant a forest of trees. (po: we need a strong penalty for not complying with environmental conditions).
- But under the disguise of help in the fight against unemployment, some people set up a factory polluting wetland. (po: the free consent and ecological causes should drive investment decisions).
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the problem could be analyzed in all its aspects. But the decisions did not reflect the perception of biodiversity issues.
The future world inherits the consequences of our decisions.
The man is the head of this world.
It therefore behooves us to take this method seriously.
The perception is certainly with us but over 80% of our capacity is unexplored.
Our experience and databases trap us into complacency.