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The lateral thinking tools made available on this website are effective and free:

Lateral thinking creativity
Lateral thinking is the deliberate breaking of the constraints of your mind.

Lateral thinking tool – An overview of understanding;

Lateral thinking doesn’t need to be difficult. Some protagonists will tell you that you need complex and in-depth training to succeed; I’m here to tell you that the creative thinking process is actually very simple and can be learned by everyone. Before exploring your lateral thinking tools further, take a moment to view my personal understanding of the subject.

Lateral thinking tools – Free (14) lateral thinking lessons;

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Lateral thinking course

These creative lateral thinking tools, strictly speaking, are far broader than just falling into the category of lateral thinking alone. They are, however, highly creative, brilliantly effective, and easily applied. Fourteen very diverse, free lessons that will change your life.

Creative and lateral thinking quotes
Lateral thinking quotations

Lateral thinking tool – Creative and lateral thinking quotes;

This lateral thinking and creativity tool will stimulate your thinking, enhance your understanding, and stimulate your ideas. Draw power and motivation from these insightful quotations.

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Lateral thinking puzzles

Lateral thinking tool – Lateral thinking and creative puzzles;

Creative and lateral thinking puzzles are the perfect “warm up” to lessons, training, and meetings. Fun, stimulating, and thoughtful. Suitable for all ages and situations, I personally use them with friends, family, sales training, WIP meetings, and conversation starters. Creativity is a gift that we can all share.

Lateral thinking tool – Lateral thinking definitions;

What is lateral thinking?

The definitions of Edward de Bono only go so far. My definitions go further. It is the element of disruption that creates the opportunity to think laterally that truly differentiates lateral thinking from other creative processes. Lateral thinking is therefore NOT merely skills that CAN be learned . . . they are skills that CAN ONLY be learned. Fortunately, they are quick and simple to master.

Check out my “expanded” understanding of the definition of lateral thinking. It might inspire you to take on my free lessons!

Lateral thinking tool – Classic lateral thinking examples;

To better understand the lateral thinking process, I’ve created a page that is dedicated to giving you examples of lateral thinking in use. What I love MOST about creative and lateral thinking is that the skills that are so easily learned are also so completely effective.

Classic lateral thinking examples from Soloman to the present day.

Lateral thinking tool –Disruptive lateral thinking applications; 

Lateral thinking plays a huge part in my journey towards achieving my goals. So much so, that I’ve created this page to demonstrate my own interaction with this amazing discipline. Check out the examples of how I’ve applied lateral thinking skills to the development of this exciting new series of novels coming out soon.

Lateral thinking tool –Lateral thinking applied to the alien question!

My new book, THIS IS FICTION. YOU WILL BELIEVE, is the first ever lateral thinking novel written (to my knowledge) and promises disruptive creativity in the fields of science, philosophy, and science-fiction. You will believe!

“We should never have trusted the aliens”

Enjoy, learn, and grow,

Michael Muxworthy – Author – Lateral thinking investigator

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