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“Vertical thinking is for using ideas -
Lateral thinking is for changing them.”

A summary in 53 pages by Dr. de Bono of his ideas on thinking as they have been presented in his first books: The Five Day Course in Thinking, The Use of Lateral Thinking, The Mechanism of Mind, Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, Lateral Thinking for Management, The Dog Exercising Machine, Children Solve Problems, Practical Thinking, Technology Today, PO – Beyond Yes and No. In About Think, Edward de Bono sets out that thinking is a deliberate skill that can be learned and developed with practice.

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