The numerical synonym for lateral thinking is x10 thinking. Although x10 thinking is not natural for humans it can be taught and learned and applied.
Lateral thinking (x10thinking) is our best tool for creating value, our best hope for solving wicked problems, our best defense against imagined fears, fear of mistakes, fear of failure in career, business or job-related situations, fear of family crises, relationship conflicts, social media, fear of political or global issues.
Intelligence we are born with. Lateral thinking is a skill that must be learned. – Edward de Bono
Lateral thinking is hard. That’s true. But, there’s nothing on Earth more powerful than lateral thinking. – Michael Hewitt-Gleeson