Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned. – Professor Edward de Bono
Four life reasons for lateral thinking …
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.
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.
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.
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.