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lateral thinking

a way of solving problems by rejecting traditional methods and employing unorthodox and apparently illogical means
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The lateral thinker seeks to obtain inspirations from other domains than their own and hunts for ideas in unusual places.
History is filled with lateral thinkers from Copernicus to Einstein to Bill Gates.
Mr Broomhead was a great lateral thinker. At that time, the Queen (the National Anthem) was played at the finish of any performance.
PLAYERS AND PRAYERS MY FRIEND the taxi man is a lateral thinker. As we left the Haymarket, he asked me: "Does God support Barcelona?" He'd watched the remarkable TV scenes at Wembley as the footballers of Barcelona took their fourth Champions' League trophy.
"He was a brilliant lateral thinker - formidably clever and formidably knowledgeable over a huge range of topics.
Our team, two males, four females - most of our points are accumulated by Eileen Simpson, a lateral thinker, and Miriam Smith, our all-rounder, operates under the apt appellation of 'the Outsiders'.
Determined to get to the truth about what has happened to her friend, the sceptical Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) finds herself working alongside veteran lateral thinker Jonathan Creek.
Global Leaders is hosting a full day event with Edward de Bono, the world's foremost creative and lateral thinker, live and in person in the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 1, 2008.
Wong How Man is a lateral thinker. For him, exploration isn't just about discovering new territory, but also solving problems.
It helps them be more self-reliant and more of a lateral thinker in terms of how to fix problems and how to work on things; so it helps all the way around."
Merton's reputation as a lateral thinker is only enhanced when he reveals his own choices to go into the dreaded room include Mars and nitrogen.
He's a keen lateral thinker and will bring added insight and intelligence to our strategic planning."
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