Intelligence is something we are born with. Lateral thinking is a skill that must be learned. – Professor Edward de Bono

There is nothing on Earth more powerful than lateral thinking. – Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson

 

Lateral thinking will make you better …

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Wealth

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Health

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Productivity

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Security

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Wealth: Better decisions = better bank balance

Your career, business, investment and commercial success is directly related to the quality of your decisions. Every day you make decisions that will either increase your wealth or decrease your wealth. Lateral thinking will make you better.

 

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Health: Poorer choices = poorer health

Your physical, mental and emotional health cannot be separated from the pattern of choices you make. Every hour of every day you are designing your future. If your designs are weak your future cannot be strong. Lateral thinking will make you better.

 

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Productivity: Faster strategies = faster results

The possibilities, options, strategies, tactics, pathways, networks and environments that are available for you to think about will either accelerate or inhibit your own personal productivity and results. Lateral thinking will make you better.

 

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Security: Deeper thinking = deeper security

Your survival and growth, in a darwinian sense, cannot be separated from how you make your decisions over time. If you don’t do your own thinking others will do it for you. These other people, institutions or authorities may not do it well at all or even in your best interests. Lateral thinking will make you better.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Why ‘lateral thinking’?

  1. Interesting categorisation. Wealth and health and security are outcomes. Productivity is a process. However, the emphasis on all four must be on process. Using Darwinian evolution as an analogy for personal evolution. In order to survive one must continually evolve. Lateral thinking can be the stimulus for that evolution.

  2. There are four cardinal points: North – South – East – West ; There are four winds.;There are four phases of the moon.There are four seasons.
    4 suits to the card
    4 is the number of stability, order and completion of justice
    4 is the number of the earth and mankind.
    4 is the number of the square.
    4 symbolizes building a strong foundation.———–and 4 member of study syndicate

  3. Ha, this is great, I can now play 52 pickup, and randomly choose a card with a suit to focus on for that week, then come up with X ideas depending on the number on the card.

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