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The power of lateral thinking.

Lateral thinking is one of those terms that many people have heard of, but probably very few of us really know what it means. “Lateral thinking is a phrase coined by Dr. Edward de Bono as a counterpoint to conventional or vertical thinking. In conventional thinking, we go forward in a predictable, direct fashion. Lateral thinking involves coming at the problem from new directions - literally, from the side.”

Examining the herd mentality.

In this audiobook, we’ll be discussing a few topics all of us will face. Herd mentality, insecurity, and topics that are related to how we can “think outside the box". We’ll talk about why and how people act the same way or adopt similar behaviors as the people around them - often ignoring their own feelings in the process.

We have been trained to listen to the constraints of the outside world and the social standards of the society and fail to use all of our resources to change even the smallest of circumstances in our lives. It is time to tackle problems in our life, from lack of space to starting a new career on a small budget or even relationship problems.

What this audiobook proposes at a surface level may not appear to make an impact in your life. But as you listen and apply ideas from this audiobook, you’ll begin to understand how changing the way you view your circumstances can change how you approach all problems in your everyday life.

Download and start thinking differently.

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©2018 Chris Smythe (P)2018 Chris Smythe

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Be urself and don't try to be anyone else

Be urself and don't try to be anyone else , one life and time is ticking

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  • Travis Welsch
  • 28-01-19

Lateral thinking details.

By making use of metaphors, lateral thinking enables one to think the exact same thing. I like how this book is a classic work improving creativity. Chris, the author of this book, presented how to stimulate the mind in new and exciting ways. This is incredible!

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  • Sonya
  • 11-01-19

Simple but its nice to review the basics

Made me very sceptical to honest. felt like i was lectured at school. examples are simple but are obviously made up. if you want another parent mini lecture for an hour this is for you. But its nice to hear this book 8n case you might learn something new or feel like tou aready know all of this and dont do any of these things.

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  • L.Sara
  • 13-01-19

It was a wonderful Experience for a beginner

I didn't start the challenges scientifically yet, but few things I have started applying and are producing result. Like.. trying not to suppress thoughts, consideration of longTerm goals over immediate gratification. Trying to Avoiding guilt, instead learn and Improve...

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  • Louis
  • 05-02-21

fun read, I enjoyed this

I'm a very lateral thinker. It surprises my friends and coworkers. They are mostly vertical oriented. As a carpenter there are thing people have been doing for hundreds of years that I think are ineffective and a waste of energy so I come up with new ways to do thing all the time!

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  • Peter Lee
  • 05-02-21

think differently !

Interesting. Funny how so many people say stuff like "sad that we need to explain to people how to use their brains". Uhm, you get that humans are irrational and get manipulated a lot? Like, pretty much everyone? I found this pretty useful as it reminds me to be more critical, for instance I think that making up a question is very good. I assume that often people don't know what to looks for.

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  • Lois G. Martinez
  • 15-09-20

Interesting ~

This will get you to thinking - HA! It helps organize and think in different ways. If you like to experiment, it gets you to look at things in different light. It gives examples of the techniques as well as exercises to do. Fun and practical, what a deal.

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  • Mary K. Garcia
  • 12-09-20

Another way to think and be creative

This audiobook introduces one with a way to think creatively avoiding bottlenecks and limitation of traditional thinking. Useful for brain storing sessions and finding work around in crazy situations.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-19

This book is the key to a better world!

It starts with you. dont read it because of good reviews, read it because you need it.

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  • Glory A.
  • 28-01-19

Ground-breaking.

Brought a timely beacon of hope for me. It’s not the usual kind of book I usually read, but it’s interesting and effective. The principles are groundbreaking.

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  • Jean Reyes
  • 22-01-19

Chris Smythe did great

I’m now interested to test my ability to think laterally. This enlightening book has kick start my ability to think laterally. I’m finding myself enjoying listening to lateral thinking puzzles. They can be strange, but it’s all worth it.

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  • Barbara Massey
  • 10-02-19

Worth recommending.

This audio book is doing an excellent service to its readers. I’m an avid fan of Chris already as I have heard his other works before and this time, he didn’t fail to amaze me again. He has included some attainable process which helps in improving creativity in solving problems. I would have to recommend this to my college students.

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  • Johnson
  • 14-02-19

Thinking differently.

I’ve heard how lateral thinking skill is highly prized in creative industries such as the media and publishing and since I’m working in that field, I would want to acquire the same skill. This worthwhile guide shared some meaningful ideas so one can be capable of coming up with a creative solution to a problem.

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  • Leona Bruce
  • 14-02-19

Good recommendations.

Definitely one of the good books today. The author has some thoughtful recommendations you’d like to try. It has discussed

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  • Kai West
  • 14-02-19

Challenging ideas.

How challenging! I finished the book about half an hour and it’s quite remarkable. This kind of thinking is to purposely turn every assumption and dominant idea on its head and see where that leads. I’m slowly adapting to this idea and I like its impact on me.

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  • Brooke Wong
  • 12-02-19

Starting to think differently.

You'd think people won't give a damn about this book, but given the chance, it will make a big transformation in one's daily life. Chris Smythe is making a difference in people's lives. Download it and start thinking differently

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  • Aidan Robinson
  • 12-02-19

No crap.

As I start to comprehend how changing my perspectives on how I deem circumstances can make a drastic impact in my problem solving skill. This has been a highly meaningful message. A self-help book with no pretensions.

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  • Helene W.
  • 12-02-19

I want more of this!

We may not be aware but most of the author's points here are true. We often ignore our feelings in the process and listen to others dictate us. I wish more and more books like this are produced.

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  • Thelma Nagel
  • 11-02-19

A piece of work.

I'm planning to do some brain exercises where with my daughters. I wonder if they'll be able to beat me. Ha ha ha! This is one piece of work!

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  • Estrela Barbour
  • 11-02-19

Give it a try.

It’s becoming a big help to my son who’s struggling. I was supposed to do some errands today but opted to hear some pages of this book. I was excited as it gave me the chance to improve my brainpower to think laterally. I'd like to hand this down to my teens.

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  • Evelyn Baker
  • 08-02-19

thanks for the wonderful message.

I’ve always wanted to improve my lateral thinking skills and the tips here practical. Although it's something I need to work on every day, even for 5 minutes a day, I believe it will be worth it. Thanks Chris for sharing your knowledge. It’s always a remarkable experience whenever I listen to this.