Lateral thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. The term was coined in 1967 by Edward de Bono.
As taught by de Bono, lateral thinking deliberately distances itself from standard perceptions of creativity as either "vertical" logic (the classic method for problem solving: working out the solution step-by-step from the given data) or "horizontal" imagination (having a thousand ideas but being unconcerned with the detailed implementation of them).
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... Partial list of books by de Bono include The Use of Lateral Thinking (1967) ISBN 0-14-013788-2, introduced the term "lateral thinking" New Think (1967, 1968) ISBN 0-380-01426-2 The Five-Day Course in Thinking (1968), introduced the L game The Mechanism of the Mind (1969), Intl Center for Creative Thinking 1992 reprint ISBN 0-14-013787-4 Lateral Thinking Creativity Step by Step, (1970), Harper Row 1973 paperback ISBN 0-06-090325-2 The Dog-Exercising Machine (1970) Technology Today (1971) Practical Thinking (1971) Lateral Thinking for Management (1971) Po A Device for Successful Thinking (1972), ISBN 0-671-21338-5, introduced the term Po Children Solve Problems (1972) ISBN 0-14-080323-8, ISBN 0-06-011024-4 (1974 reprint) Po Beyond Yes and No (1973), ISBN 0-14-021715-0 Eureka! An Illustrated History of Inventions from the Wheel to the Computer (1974) Teaching Thinking (1976) The Greatest Thinkers The Thirty Minds That Shaped Our Civilization (1976), ISBN 0-399-11762-8 Wordpower An Illustrated Dictionary of Vital Words (1977) The Happiness Purpose (1977) Opportunities A handbook for business opportunity search (1978) Future Positive (1979) Atlas of Management Thinking (1981) De Bono's Course in Thinking (1982) Learn-To-Think Coursebook and Instructors Manual with Michael Hewitt-Gleeson de Saint-Arnaud (1982), ISBN 0-88496-199-0 Tactics The Art and Science of Success (1985) Conflicts A Better Way to Resolve them (1985) Masterthinker's Handbook (1985) Six Thinking Hats (1985) ISBN 0-316-17831-4 I Am Right, You Are Wrong From This to the New Renaissance From Rock Logic to Water Logic (1991) ISBN 0-670-84231-1 Six Action Shoes (1991) Handbook for the Positive Revolution (1991) ISBN 0-14-012679-1 Serious Creativity Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas (1992) ISBN 0-00-255143-8 – a summation of many of De Bono's ideas on creativity Sur/Petition (1992) ISBN 0-88730-543-1 Parallel thinking from Socratic thinking to de Bono thinking (1994) ISBN 0-670-85126-4 Teach Yourself How to Think (1995) Textbook of Wisdom (1996) ISBN 0-670-87011-0 How to Be More Interesting (1998) Simplicity (1999) New Thinking for the New Millennium (1999) Why I Want To Be King of Australia (1999) How to Have A Beautiful Mind (2004) Six Value Medals (2005) H+ (Plus) A New Religion (2006) How to Have Creative Ideas (2007) Free or Unfree? Are Americans Really Free? (2007) ISBN 1-59777-544-4 Six Frames For Thinking About Information (2008) Think! Before It's Too Late (2009) ISBN 978-0-09-192409-6 De Bono has also written numerous articles published in refereed and other journals, including The Lancet and Clinical Science. ...
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