An Introduction to Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking. How do you put on your clothes every morning?. Bet you have a routine!. What bread do you buy?. If our brains didn’t filter information and categorize it, we would not be able to function. So what’s the problem?.
Bet you have a routine!
No.The self-organizing system of the brain guides humans along well-established trains of thought.
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As a result, it’s easy for people to think of ideas and solutions that already exist. Completely new innovations and directions, however, are easy to overlook.
Many believe that creativity can be attained simply through freeing people from their inhibitions.
Yet, simply freeing a person does not mean that they have the capacity to be creative.
Nor does it mean that they will consistently come up with new ideas that have the potential to be used.
Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking Methodologies fill that need.
“In a self-organizing information system, patterns are formed. Lateral Thinking is a method for cutting across patterns. It is for changing concepts and perceptions.”
-Edward de Bono
Lateral Thinking is a series of formal tools designed to improve creative thinking abilities in everyone. It can be used to:
Using Lateral Thinking allows individuals and organizations to generate new ideas deliberately and purposefully
As a result, creativity can now be used to achieve competitive advantages in an increasingly global marketplace.