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LATERAL

THINKING

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Lateral thinking

Four critical factors associated with lateral thinking:

1.recognize dominant ideas that polarize

the perception of a problem

2.search for different ways of looking at things

3.relaxation of rigid control of thinking

4.use of chance to encourage other ideas

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Lateral thinking

many problems require a different

perspective to solve successfully

Edward de Bono

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Word Expansion

IIN

GIN

GAIN

GRAIN

RATINGTRACING

CREATING

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Word Expansion

Exercise

O

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Expansion Exercise

OON

TON

TONSSTONE

STONER

SENATORRESONATE

RESONATED

DETONATERS

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Word and Letter Play

Anagram Rhyme

Q Will Shortz, a famous puzzlemaster, created this one: For each

of the following four words, come up with another English word that uses allTHE SAME letters but in a different order. The four words you come up with

will rhyme with one another.

* ONSET

* NEWS

* WRONG

* HORNET

A

* STONE

* SEWN* GROWN

* THRONE

STRATEGY: Look for a pattern in the letters what is the same in each that

could rhyme?

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Exercise

How many squares can you see in this figure?

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4 x 4 = 16

3 x 3 = 9

2 x 2 = 4

1 x 1 = 1

Total 30

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O O O

O O O

O O O

Exercise

Connect the nine points below withfour straight lines without lifting

your pen or pencil from the paper.

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Exercise 41.Move 2 matches to make 7 squares :

2.Remove 2 matches and leave 2 squares :3.Move 3 matches and leave 3 squares :

4.Remove 3 matches and move 2 to form 3 squares :

5.Move 4 matches and form 3 squares :

6.Remove 1 match and move 4 to make 11 squares :

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Swimming fish

Turn the fish around by moving only

3 matches, no overlapping

Then try and turn the fish by moving

only 2 matches, no overlapping

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triangle

Move 1 match to make 4

triangles

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Exercise: Visualization/Imagery/ Imagineering

What can

you see?

Clue: at least

20 things

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Exercise: Visualization/Imagery/ Imagineering

Aside from a

variety of

fishes, what

other thingscan you see?

Clue: at least

25 things

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Exercise: Visualization/Imagery/

Imagineering

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In the middle of the ocean is a yacht. Severalcorpses are floating in the water nearby.

Answer: A bunch of people are on an oceanvoyage in a yacht. One afternoon, they alldecide to go swimming, so they put on swimsuitsand dive off the side into the water.Unfortunately, they forget to set up a ladder onthe side of the boat, so there's no way for themto climb back in, and they drown

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A man called to a waiter in a restaurant,

"There's a fly in my tea!" "I will bring you a

fresh cup of tea," said the waiter. After a few

moments, the man called out, "This is the samecup of tea!" How did he know?

before sending it back.

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Two children born in the same hospital, in thesame hour, day, and year, have the same

mother and father, but are not twins.

Answer: The children are two of a set of triplets

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A man marries twenty women in his village but

isn't charged with polygamy.

Answer: He's a priest; he is marrying them to

other people, not to himself.

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Apoliceman follows a burglar into a bar. When he

enters the bar he finds a set of identical twins,

dressed the same, with the loot between them. After

several minutes he arrests one of the twins.

Answer: Both twins were wearing glasses. The burglar,

however, was wearing photosensitive sunglasses; the

policeman noticed them changing shade and realized

the man must have just entered.

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A man is alone on an island with no food and

no water, yet he does not fear for his life

Answer:He is on a traffic island

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A man is in a returning from Switzerland bytrain. If he had been in a non-smoking car hewould have died.

Answer: The man used to be blind; he's nowreturning from an eye operation whichrestored his sight. He's spent all his money onthe operation, so when the train goes througha tunnel he at first thinks he's gone blind again

and almost decides to kill himself. Fortunately,the light of the cigarettes people are smokingconvinces him that he can still see.

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A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink.The bartender pulls out a gun and points it at

him. The man says, "Thank you," and walks out.

Answer: The man has hiccups; the bartender

scares them away by pulling a gun.

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A thief escapes from a bank after robbing it.Police have got two information about the thief,the thief is a man and his name is Johnny.Learning that the thief had entered a house,

police enters the house. They see that fourpeople were playing cards. They arrested thethief at once. How did they recognize the thiefso fast?

Answer: The other three were women