It is certainly great to think "out of patterns" instead of "along the patterns". (This is possible only 2% of the times) But is it enough?
If we can cease to make new patterns and keep erasing the existing ones, it will lead us to GREAT results. In such case, we need not deliberately attempt to escape the patterns through creative thinking tools. We shall be able to think creative in absolutely natural course. Such creative thinking & actions would happen 98% of the times.
To do so, we need to train our subconscious mind. Please visit www.dhamma.com and let me have your views.