“It is now my mission to personally train and mentor 100 true masters of lateral thinking around the world before I retire in 2020. These will be the highest qualified lateral thinkers in the world. Their superior ability to create value will be my legacy.”
The Principal and Co-founder of the School of Thinking in the Gallup Library (2015).
DR MICHAEL HEWITT-GLEESON is the world’s first Doctor of Lateral Thinking (1981). He is Principal of the School of Thinking (SOT) and is your online daily mentor for learning and strengthening your Lateral Thinking skills.
Larry Page of Google says, “I live by the gospel of x10 thinking”.
Dr Hewitt-Gleeson is a Visiting Innovation Fellow at LaTrobe University’s AgriBio, the largest agricultural science R&D organisation in Australia. He is currently an Advisory Board member of the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education’s Centre for Positive Psychology.
An intellectual philanthropist and cognitive scientist he is co-founder (with Dr Edward de Bono, 1979), of the School of Thinking. SOT was the first school on the internet (1995) and is now 100% smartphone friendly.
cvs2bvs is based on Hewitt’s-Gleeson’s First Law of Thinking which states: the current view of the situation (cvs) can never be equal to the better view of the situation (bvs) 0r cvsâ‰ bvs. And, cvs x10 = bvs.
In 1980, Cambridge Professor Edward de Bono was Hewitt-Gleeson’s tutor for the world’s first PhD in Lateral Thinking in which he proposed The Theory of Newsell. His examiner was the distinguished Professor George Gallup, Founder of the Gallup Poll, Princeton. At that time Professor Gallup wrote, “Newsell may be the first new strategy for selling in 50 years”.
Dr Hewitt-Gleeson has been an international consultant on strategy and sought by organizations and corporations from the United Nations, and the White House to IBM, Fujitsu, BMW, Jack Welch of General Electric, AMP, Telstra, Vodaphone, Saatchi & Saatchi, Australian Institute of Sport and St Kilda Football Club. He has lectured widely in many nations including Canada, China, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Indonesia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Netherlands, Mexico, Spain, France, Israel, Japan, Italy, Greece, Malta, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.
In SOT 1983 School of Thinking disseminated 476 million thinking lessons worldwide in a special project with Readers Digest. SOT’s famous text, The Learn-To-Think Coursebook and Instructors Manual, was featured in a special cover story on all international worldwide editions. “The SOT system has been adopted by corporate executives, taught in schools and studied by government officials,” wrote distinguished science-writer Moreton Hunt.
Hewitt-Gleeson’s work has been featured in Forbes, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Personal Success (cover story May ’91), Wall Street Journal, GQ (cover story), The Australian, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The West Australian, BRW, Financial Review, Australian Anthill and many publications. He has been featured in numerous radio and television programs and internet blogs worldwide.