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How to Use Lateral Thinking

——   Created by Paul Sloane

Find fresh ideas and become a creative problem-solver

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Lateral thinking is an essential skill for anyone who wants to be a smarter problem-solver, an ideas person and a creative thinker. This course covers all the key elements of lateral thinking and shows you step by step how you can harness its key techniques to boost your brain power and creative thinking. It contains many inspiring stories and examples as well as tips, tricks and methods to improve your mental agility. You will come up with better ideas at work and in other walks of life. Lateral thinking skills will help advance your career. And you will become a more interesting person - because you think differently!

In this course you will learn:

  • What is lateral thinking and why is it so potent?
  • How to challenge assumptions
  • How and when to break rules and conventions
  • Why you need to ask searching questions and how to do it
  • How to deliberately take a different point of view
  • How great lateral thinkers conceived breakthrough ideas
  • How to use random inputs to displace your thinking
  • How lateral thinking puzzles can exercise the brain and improve questioning skills
  • How to generate really creative and radical solutions for problems big and small

You can use these techniques on your own or with your team.

12 Lessons

3 mins
Introduction to the Course
free preview
12 mins
What is Lateral Thinking - some examples
Assumptions and Dominant Ideas
15 mins
Challenging Assumptions and Dominant Ideas
3 mins
Consider the Opposite
12 mins
Breaking the Rules
Questioning and Changing Point of View
15 mins
Ask Searching Questions
13 mins
Taking a Different Point of View
The Use of Chance
9 mins
Harnessing the Random
free preview
9 mins
Lateral Brainstorm Methods using Random Inputs
Lateral Puzzles and Illusions
5 mins
The Use of Lateral Thinking Puzzles
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About the instructor

Paul  Sloane
Paul Sloane
  • 2 courses

Paul Sloane gained a first class degree in Engineering from Cambridge University. He came top of Sales School at IBM. He went on to become …

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  • 1h 44m of on-demand video
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