School of Thinking became the world’s first school in the cloud, in 1995. It is 100% online.
SOT teaches lateral thinking as a skill because lateral thinking is not natural and not logical. But, it’s very powerful and has to be coached and practised to be mastered. SOT is more like a dojo or a conservatory than a classroom. It’s for virtuosity. For for thought-leaders. It’s opt-in. It’s elite. It’s not for everyone but everyone is welcome.
SOT’s lateral thinking training is science-based. It’s provenance combines military science and cognitive science.
SOT has sustained its independence for 38 years since its original founding in New York in 1979 by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono. During that time SOT has accepted no sponsorship, no shareholders, no accreditation, no censorship and no bias or direction from any government, non-government or corporate entity.