Lateral Thinking versus Logical Thinking

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Carlos Pelaez
Management Consultant, Guatemala

Lateral Thinking versus Logical Thinking

Lateral Thinking is a method that stimulates creativity in solving problems. This method is an aid for looking new perspectives or points of views of an specific situation. In opposition to logical (lineair) thinking which is affected by paradigms.

  col n bhatnagar
Management Consultant, India

Lateral versus Logical Thinking

In my opinion Lateral Thinking is: without changing the objective you look for new approaches, ideas and courses to achieve the same objective.
Whereas logical thinking is working out a solution on cause and effect basis.
Pl correct if I am wrong.

  Hassaan Khalid, Pakistan

Logical Thinking is not Cause and Effect

There are two types of reasoning: inductive and deductive. Inductive uses heuristics. Deductive uses algorithms. What we call logic is usually algorithm. For example we say maths needs logic. But math is simply algorithms (at least while solving).
Lateral Thinking is inductive reasoning which involves looking at possible solutions and choosing the best alternative.
Logical thinking is not cause and effect. Because causality is established mostly by our own reading or views of a matter.

Management Consultant, India

Lateral versus Normal Thinking

Lateral Thinking is different from normal or logical thinking as it warrants one to think in directions which are not lo...

  Hal Weintrub
Project Manager

Lateral Thinking Viewed as High Risk

I believe LINEAIR thinking is a "learned" response that becomes more prevalent with age, experience, etc. I think that ...

  Ali Sumner
CEO, Australia

Lateral Thinking can be Unreasonable

Hi Hassan - you maybe interested in what Edward De Bono has to say about inductive and deductive thinking and lateral th...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa

Lateral Thinking and Logical Thinking

Unless lateral thinking is logical it cannot be relevant and is nothing more than day dreaming. For lateral thinking to ...

  Ali Sumner
CEO, Australia

Lateral Thinking and Logical Thinking

Lateral Thinking has several 'stages': 1. Firstly our normal thinking about the issue/ task/problem for which we want t...

  Andrew Blaine
Business Consultant, South Africa

The Lateral Thinking Process

@Ali Sumner: I wonder how closely the process you describe follows reality. I consider myself to be a lateral thinker, ...

  Ivan Kohlinsky
Management Consultant, United Kingdom

Lateral Thinking V Logical Thinking

To me, Lateral Thinking and logical thinking methods are somewhat 'at odds'. Once one starts to map process flows, draw ...

  Ali Sumner
CEO, Australia

Anyone Can Be a Lateral Thinker

@Ivan Kohlinsky: Hmmm possibly. In regards to lateral thinking versus logical thinking, check out my recent @reply above...


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