I’m sometimes asked ‘Is lateral thinking something new or can I find it in the history books?’
Lateral thinking has always been a potential of the human brain and has been so described since the beginning of literature. Eve’s own thinking about the famous apple tree showed her ability to think outside the box.
Here are some great lateral thinkers who are quite worthy of your curiosity and attention.
Napoleon and Henry VIII. They were great men but they were not lateral thinkers. But they were savvy enough to employ two great men who were. Prince Talleyrand was a consummate lateral thinker and so was Lord Cromwell (Thomas not Oliver).
Joseph of Nazareth was a lateral thinker and so was Yeshua, his son.