NEW: Lateral Thinking Advanced training ‘at home’ …

Not for everyone.

Lateral thinking is x10 thinking. Lateral thinking is hard. It’s not for everyone. In fact, most people most of the time are thinking inside their box. That’s just the way it is. That is the natural way and it’s hard to escape. Lateral thinking is thinking outside the box. It’s not easy. It takes strategy. It takes effort and skill.

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If you think you would like to be considered for ‘mentoring at home’ you can now apply to School of Thinking (SOT) for special advanced training in lateral thinking aka x10 thinking.

It’s a new no-nonsense, no BS course for grown-ups.

There are ten lessons in the at home mentoring course. This is a new SOT course designed in 2020. This full course includes cutting-edge cognitive theory and instruction about the potential of your PFC. That’s the theory and we call it Warm-up Week. Then comes FutureThink Week which focuses on real life application of your PFC potential. The life results are bespoke to you personally, they are tangible and will be measured.

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You can read this new fastbook (about 10 mins) on the brain and your PFC potential …

The SOT Certificate

If you can complete these ten lessons, and the ten questions, you’ll qualify and attain your personalised Lateral Thinking Certificate-Advanced (LTC-A) from School of Thinking (SOT). In a recent class of 29 businesspeople only 5 finished to receive their certificates so to add their qualification to Linked-In.

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This elite result is quite usual for real lateral thinking skills. About 1 in 5 get through to the end of the ten lessons.

Current feedback from participants

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• FEES: Lateral thinking is not for everyone but anyone can apply for the SOT training. The training is priceless. There are no fees.

• CERTIFICATE: For those who qualify the personalised certificate will cost AUD$80.

• APPLICATION: To apply register your name and email address on this page, or by return email. You will receive a Confirmation from SOT.

• TESTIMONIALS: Feedback and commentary from others:


Teachers & Students


• HISTORY: ‘The Clever Country’

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40 thoughts on “NEW: Lateral Thinking Advanced training ‘at home’ …

  1. It sounds promising and geared to a wide community. Whether it delivers, remains to be seen. I’ve enrolled at any rate.

  2. I have to say I’m quite excited about this School of Thinking. I’m going to try it out and see how it works. If it works well, and I’m sure it will I’ll do a review of it on my web site which is devoted to improving education world-wide. I’m glad I found this site. I think our sites compliment each other well.


  3. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.

  4. this is my firstime, i’m excited about this school of thingking. i know this school help me very much in my problem. I want to grow and i’m going to try it and see how it works for me and what happen after all.

  5. I am a 65 year old grandfather (retired from the workforce)with a dependant 11 year old grandson Tyler.
    I would like to see Tyler reach his true potential in life.
    In order to be of some value to him in his education it is obvious to me that I first must try to catch up with the latest learning methods and requirements, so I am more than eager to put all the time neccessary to try to complete these lessons.
    Thanks for your offer.

  6. Thanks for this most welcome treat. The invitation came from the CEO of and I’m only to happy to visit, and now enroll, because I highly respect David Cameron’s work and have heard of Edward de Bono. I’m sincerely hopeful.

  7. I have never heard of such extrodinary school but I think I need to master thinking skills. Thank you for such opportunity. I am looking forward to the first lessons.

  8. I have just signed on, amd have not yet looked at the material,
    but I have already started trying to think of ways to get some of
    the described concepts into the educational system in this country.
    Let me get into it……

  9. Talk about synchronicity. There is a definite reason I have come onto this site. Looking forward to much learning and sharing.

  10. Something I may be able to use in addition to “the secret” I hope.
    Thanks to Fred and Gen for connecting me once again!!

  11. I am very excited knowing that there exists a school of thoughts for free.
    Informally, I may have been using this method in some of my works that somethimes difficult and critical job looks easier for me to do.

    I can’t wait to be enrolled in the SOP to be a recepient of this kind of
    formal training in critical and logical thinking.

    More power to all SOP student of the universe.

  12. Many thanks to you Michael for coming on the radio today or else I would have remained ignorant of SOT.
    It has been a while since I have been looking for an opportunity to learn more about how to think in an orderly and constructive manner and get more skilled in treading beyond our social and cultural preconceptions.
    I have been trying ,without much success to get a group of friends to come together on regular basis and just “think” for a while but now I am going to try and get these people to enrol at SOT.
    Looking forwards to the first ten lessons and beyond.

  13. I love SOT !!! I have been doing the lessons and am up to lesson 35 now. It is fantastic, the skills are so applicable to any situation . I have found it so useful,, in particular the DFQ’s I use the DFQ process on any challenge

  14. I have read Edward de Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’ and ‘How to have a beautiful mind’. Both books have helped me in my quest to sharpen my thinking skills, and I am keen now to continue with the School of Thinking course.

  15. I’m interested to enhance my thinking skills and The School of Thinking is a wonderful oppurtunity to start today.

  16. … and the Truth will set u free. I guess u have to use your thinking to find the Truth, so I’ve been given the directions to learn thinking. Thank your for your work! Hope that I will learn something useful. Corneliu

  17. Michael, I am just about to embark on this journey via your School of Thinking and am excited about the process. I will post comments as I go along. Thank you so much for all you do, and cheers to a fun, meaningful and prosperous remainder to 2007.

  18. Excellent site and service. The first ten lessons have seen me through some tricky times and given me renewed faith in the power of improved thinking skills. Thank you so much!

  19. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to be with myself guided by your lessons in something that will always be the most personal event in the world: my own thinking.

    The invitation came from the CEO of and I’m really excited to develop my thinking to new heights, because I highly respect David Cameron’s work and have read 3 of Edward de Bono´s books. I’m sincerely grateful and happy to grow …. again!

  20. In science, the power of a theory is the number of things it explains divided by the number of things it assumes. The more things that can be explained by a theory that assumes as little as possible is what gives the theory its power

    answer why : its an interesting theory given by darwin about the power of theory and even explains how to know relationship between explanations ans assumptions

  21. so, I am a clinical psychologist, specialised in intellectual and cognitive problems. I am also based in France though raised throughout the world.
    Just discovered you existence.

    Tell me more!

  22. hi Michael,

    I attended your two (2) sessions at the Brisbane Ideas festival in March 2009.

    I am writing to request a certificate for attending the course at The Queensalnd State library.

    Mark Reedman

  23. Dear Michael,

    Many thanks! There’s a lot we know, but more often than not we don’t give time to thinking about what we know.

    My sincerest thanks for making me think again!

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  25. The SOT is brilliant .I joined years ago and whenever I’ve felt stuck or discouraged a repetition of it’s lessons hasalways helped me to find a way forward

  26. The idea behind SOT although simple is a revolutionary one. I joined long time ago and have repeated lessons several times. Each time I discover new things and have found the oil need to loosen up to change. Thanks,

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