"Not that I am aware of Lateral Thinking being used by anyarmy anywhere but to me it appeals to reason that all large organisations including army have to manage non-technical operationswhere LT could be a useful tool to get solutions.However,Six…"
Edward wrote an article on Democracy for an English newspaper, (it was I think The Sunday Times but I am not sure,) several years ago. It was an inspiring article where he further developed the idea of Democracyfrom the rough and ready version we have at present. It always struck me that after 9/11 the Western World had a choice to show some dignity and present Democracy as the best of the current versions of government in the world. Instead we chose to make it about paranoia, fear and power…See More
"One of my approaches to learning to type, while typing, was to print out a smaller version of the keyboard and tape it to the monitor... (It would work on bigger screens to merely download a picture of a keyboard and leave it on the desktop. )
Typists generally fall into two camps - those who are trained and those who type with two fingers. And as Edward has pointed out elsewhere if you are a two finger typist practise will only make you a better two finger typist.But I was watching my son the other day on the internet and he gave every appearance of being a fully trained typist. So I asked him where he had learnt. His reply was that he had taught himself - not from a book or tape or computer based program by rote. He had simply…See More
"I presume she is saying "How much is it?" I love things like this. It's what we used to call Chinese Whispers which isnt meant to be derogatory. It's simply that the English ear has problems tuning into Chinese and hearing the…"
"The Army absolutely needs lateral thinking.Also if there was more lateral thinking beforehand,there may not even have to be wars.Send in the Clowns! Make pyrotechnic displays instead of bombings,get people behind you.Make the world a brighter place."
"I have a problem with morality in that it can be used to justify anything or any position and all too often is an excuse not to think or to move things forward in a positive way. So I suppose it is a good idea to be very clear which values are being…"
"You've been doing some red hat thinking! The military world is not like medicine where doctors are supposed to diagnose and follow through with set solutions. Yes, soldiers do have to follow orders but the possibilies for lateral thinking…"
"Yes, I was aware of the context in which the army operate but it struck me that it would be a fertile area in which to introduce idea creativity. I would disagree completely about the military option occurring when thinking fails although I…"
Edward de Bono has often said that it is the business world which 'gets' lateral thinking because it is a results based world. I was reading recently about the British Army out in Afghanistan and it struck me that the world the frontline soldier inhabits is a similar sort of world with dire consequences if you get it wrong. So I am curious to know if anyone knows whether any armed forces anywhere have been taught lateral thinking in any consistent way. (After all it can't all be drills,…See More
"In some respect conventional media is actually pretty limited and it may be that we will view newspapers in the future as unbelievably crude. The reason I say this is because I am constantly surprised and inspired by www.TED.com, which must be…"
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