Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #01 – The Problem …

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Question: What is still the biggest problem on Earth?

It’s even bigger than the Covid19 plague. More disastrous than the global recession. Worse than nuclear weapons. To begin the discussion click below and watch my YouTube tutorial (8 mins) …

— This 8-min session was edited from Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson’s televised address with Zondwa Mandela (grandson of Nelson) to the Arab and African Youth Platform in Aswan, Egypt on 17 March, 2019.

When you complete these ten lessons, and the ten DFQs, you’ll qualify for your personalised Lateral Thinking Certificate – Advanced (LTC-A) from School of Thinking which can be useful to add to your Linked-In qualifications.

After you’ve watched and thought about the session reply with your own answer to the DFQ. In our training for each lesson we have a DFQ – Daily Feedback Question. Usually reply with your own thoughtful answer to the question in around 25 words or so. There’s no ‘right’ answer. It’s meant to be a personal comment. All the answers will later be shared.

DFQ #01What is the most important insight you personally have taken from this first lesson?

Record your answer below: ‘Leave your thought’. You can also read the thoughts and conversation points of others taking this course.

The next lesson will come tomorrow: Lesson #2 – The Solution.

BONUS POSTER – Print out if you like …

156 thoughts on “Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) – Lesson #01 – The Problem …

  1. Adding the third avenue of thinking is interesting. The ability to push past the basics taught in early education in a way that allows an individual to consider more options in their life, reducing conflict and becoming more innovative. It is interesting to think how different binary methods would be taught depending on a person environment. I mean is better is better than good

  2. From binary thinking of good and bad to trinary thinking of good, bad and better is interesting and draw the attention to the process towards a positive outcome.

  3. Adding the third element to thought processes is an interesting concept.
    I am looking forward to learning tools to change the engrained dynamic of right/wrong good/bad successful/unsuccessful and going to a dissociated state to remove black and white thinking and introducing some grey to open other possibilities.

  4. Like the idea that there is always a better answer than “good”, hoping I can always recognise it or come up with it

  5. Yes, I agree with Stephen. With the CVS vs BVS thinking mode, we can agree that it is not that Christianity is Right and all other religions are wrong, but that a society based on Christianity is better than what existed before Christianity. Without Christianity, we would have political dissidents being fed to the lions at the MCG. Now we have football. That surely is a better system.

  6. Coming from a Christian background, I am sceptical of philosophies that suggest an alternative to right/wrong or good/bad, but was interested to hear the idea that part of the brain develops fully later in life and is more influenced by the environment/experiences than the rest of the brain. I would also like to know what is meant by better, rather than good thinking.

  7. To challenge my thinking about the possible “positions” and I look forward to learn how to escape further from my point of view to see those other possibilities.

  8. Only three ways of thinking? Good, bad, better would seem to be heavily dependent on the perspective and a frame reference coloured by knowledge, experience, values, cultures and beliefs.

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