MICHAEL HEWITT-GLEESON is a world authority on lateral thinking. He is the world’s first Doctor of Lateral Thinking (1981) and best-selling author of Software For Your Brain (1991) and The 4th Brain (2019).
Dr Hewitt-Gleeson is the co-founder and Principal of the School of Thinking (SOT).
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 a founding 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.
In 1980, Cambridge Professor Edward de Bono was Hewitt-Gleeson’s academic 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.