The School of Thinking (SOT) is for mastery in lateral thinking. SOT provides students with lessons, with tools and with coaching and nudging, every day. It is streaming daily 100% online.

SOT was co-founded in New York in 1979 by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson and Edward de Bono. It was established in Australia in 1988 by Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

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.

SOT has an independent advisory symposium and a portfolio of independent clients it has been recommended by eminent thought leaders and open to media scrutiny while disseminating over a half billion lessons globally since 1979.

Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, co-founder and Principal of the School of Thinking

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