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Vertical thinking vs lateral thinking

  • Vertical thinking is the traditional type of thinking where one moves forward by sequential steps and where each step must be justified.
  • Lateral thinking is the process of generating new ideas. It teaches you how to look at a problem from a different angle and challenge your thinking patterns to produce better ways of solving a problem.
  • Vertical thinking is very useful for analysing facts, numbers and data. Lateral thinking is useful to solve unique problems that require innovative thinking.

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Using lateral thinking for solving problems creatively

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