Lateral Thinking = Thinking Outside of the Box

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Lateral Thinking = Thinking Outside of the Box
Richard Townsend
It seems to me, lateral thinking is not much more than thinking "outside of the box". If we start to incorporate theories as to how to laterally think, we are just creating a larger box. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Lateral Thinking is Thinking Outside of the Box
Tobias Hwara
  Lateral thinking according to Edward De Bono simply means thinking out of the box: One should not follow a set procedure to solve a problem. This allows the individual to be creative. I think culture plays a very important part in shaping the way individuals think. This means we must allow our children to think out of the box all the time and not restrict them to the way things have always been done in the past.

  Lateral Thinking = Using All Disciplines
Edmond Pietila, Manager, United States, Member
  To me, lateral thinking is very similar to thinking "out of the box". It is taking proven methods from other disciplines and applying them to new disciplines to solve problems.
A great example is taking a syringe (medical discipline) and use it to apply glue, paint, chemicals.
What is important is locating similar "end points" in different disciplines, then seeing if their methods can be applied in your area. we know where we want to go, so we just look at different ways to get there
Not necessarily the "normal" way (in fact, rarely a "normal" way) but looking at all the possibilities. If a person is too "focused" on what they learned in school by rote, they will have a difficult time seeing other disciplines as a way to the result. A lateral thinker is in the lateral thinking mode normally, and isn't limited to one line of thought.

  Larger Box
Mario de Obaldia
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  We Cannot Escape the Box
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Member
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  Lateral Thinking and New Boxes
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
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Lateral Thinking
Summary
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Young’s 5 Steps to Help to Produce Creative Ideas
🔥Factors to Unlock Creativity
Quotes on Lateral Thinking and Creativity
Best Practices
🥇What is Lateral Thinking?
🥈The Italian Way to Think
🥉Lateral Thinking Methods / Tools
Lateral Thinking versus Logical Thinking
Lateral Thinking and Meta Thinking
Lateral Thinking Question
Lateral Thinking Looks Like Applied Systems Thinking to Me
Use Eastern Philosophy for Lateral Thinking
How to Think Laterally
How to Foster Lateral Thinking?
Lateral Thinking - Sometimes Suppressed
Lateral Thinking can Improve the Brain and Memory
Lateral Thinking the New Thinking Which Makes the Difference
Increased Scope of Thinking
Lateral Thinking Should Be Taught at Univ / MBA
Why Lateral Thinking is Important?
Lateral Thinking = Thinking Outside of the Box
Lateral Thinking Culprit
Lateral Thinking is Creative Thinking
Lateral Thinking is Divergent Thinking
Lateral Thinking is Inborn
Lateral Thinking-not a Predefined Thought Process
What is Genius? Relation to Lateral Thinking?
Using Lateral Thinking to Find an Exciting Job
Lateral Thinking Methods and our Decisions
Lateral Thinking Quotes
Role of Chance in Lateral Thinking
Lateral Thinking = Critical Thinking
Not Anyone is Able to Learn Lateral Thinking


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