To demonstrate the need for “disruptive” creativity
Welcome to lesson ONE
Use 3 separate lines (straight or curved) to join the boxes labeled with letters; a single line for each to join “A” to “A”, “B” to “B”, and “C” to “C”.
The lines cannot touch or cross each other.
They must stay inside the black lines of the diagram, and cannot touch the sides.
They cannot touch or go through other boxes.
There’s no trick involved.
An additional clue appears just below, but try to solve the puzzle without looking at the clue first LOL
“Our “expertise” can sometimes work against us. It often limits our ability to derive new alternatives or generate original thinking”
You probably couldn’t solve the puzzle because of your expertise in two things:
“A” comes before “B” and “C;” and
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
In your mind, you likely first drew a straight line between the two “A” boxes.
At that point, you thought “it’s impossible”, or “there’s some sort of trick to this”. Your education and experiences were working against you.
The solution appears below
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“Life’s greater purpose is to evolve.
It is our capacity for creativity … that makes our human evolution so exceptional“
Coming soon from Lateral thinking author, Michael Muxworthy, a powerful exposition into the alien question.
Lateral thinking investigations … of the third kind
The solution is really quite simple.
The best solutions/options aren’t always clear.
Habits, education, and life experiences can “blinker” our views.
Lateral thinking techniques are simple but powerful methods of “disruption” that help us to break the shackles of our blinkered thinking.
Learn your first disruptive technique …
CREATING NEURAL PATHWAYS
Always share and discuss what you have learned.
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Check out the concise definition: What is lateral thinking?
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For the complete lateral thinking menu – Click here
More than 10 years in the writing … it’s close(r) LOL …
‘That first domino began an endless chain of events that cannot be escaped;
not by the limitlessness of space,
nor even by the end of time itself …’
“We should NEVER have trusted the aliens”