Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Creative Thinking

Michel Thiry has a compact list of things to consider when thinking creatively.  He defines creative thinking as "lateral thinking".  Lateral thinks means "...exploring new paths rather than pursuing a given path.." 

From his book on "Value Management Practice" comes this list of ten:

1. Write all ideas and comments
2. Target quantity rather than quality
3. Exclude criticsm
4. Hold judgment until evaluation
5. Eliminate "impossible" from your vocabulary
6. Let your imagination roam
7. Use piggybacking
8. Cross-fertilize ideas
9. Let everybody talk
10. Build a friendly  but competitive environment

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