Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Sep 7, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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The first practical explanation of how creativity works, this results-oriented bestseller trains listeners to move beyond a "vertical" mode of thought to tap the potential of lateral thinking.

  

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User Review  - Niraj Shah - Goodreads

This book is more of an instruction manual for teachers/instructors rather than a general purpose reading. Definitely a new concept for me but I found it to be too repetitive. Read full review

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User Review  - Prashant Gupta - Goodreads

An Excellent Brain-candy. This is the kind of book which you can enjoy for years by reading it again and again, and implementing the concepts suggested in your day to day thinking. The main point ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
9
Use of this book
15
The way the mind works
25
Difference between lateral and vertical thinking
39
Attitudes towards lateral thinking
47
Basic nature of lateral thinking
51
The use of lateral thinking
57
Dominant ideas and crucial factors
123
Fractionation
131
The reversal method
141
Brainstorm
149
Analogies
167
Choice of entry point and attention area
175
Random stimulation
193
Cop ce pts d i v ision s po a r i z at io
207

Techniques
61
The generation of alternatives
63
Challenging assumptions
91
os Innovation 107 Suspended judgment
107
Design
113
zzs The new word
225
Blocked by openness
265
Descriptionproblem solvingdesign
275
Summary
297
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