Lateral thinking, is the ability to think creatively, or "outside the box" as it is sometimes referred to in business, to use your inspiration and imagination to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. Lateral thinking involves discarding the obvious, leaving behind traditional modes of thought, and throwing away preconceptions.
CF. Realistic Lateral Thinking Puzzles (Brain Food)
CF. Lateral Thinking Puzzles:
- Preconceptions: Lateral thinking puzzles that challenge your preconceptions
- Fact: Lateral thinking problems that are based on fact
- Fanciful: Lateral thiking problems that require a little imagination to solve
- Semantics: Lateral thinking problems that require you to pay close attention to the exact wording of the problem
CF. Thought provoking exercises: ... Most of the answers here require lateral thinking, i.e., thinking outside the box, but some require ...