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EDWARD DE BONO

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.

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The need for lateral thinking

In the past, there was an exclusive emphasis on vertical thinking (logic or mathematics). Vertical thinking is linear, logical and produce the final solution from a series of accurate statements. 

Vertical thinking is useful, but sometimes we need to think outside t...

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Train your lateral thinking

Train your lateral thinking

  • Create alternatives: More choices create better solutions.
  • Question your assumptions.
  • Quotas: Generate ten ideas a day. The more you do this, the better you will become at it.
  • Analogies: Make conn...

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Brainstorming and the reversal method

Brainstorming is very effective to solve a problem creatively. Sharing ideas in a constructive environment will likely lead to an innovative solution.

  • Share ideas in a non-judgmental manner.
  • Highlight the dominating ideas and explore them further.

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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 differe...

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