• Sean Grace

Lateral vs Vertical Thinking


In this 4th episode of the 3-Minute Leader, I talk about lateral vs vertical thinking and its implications in the creative process. Author, physician, inventor, Edward De Bono coined the term Lateral Thinking and wrote several great books on the concept. I use my own experience with learning classical vs jazz as an example of the two mindsets, where one is more selective and the other more generative. I propose that creative ideation and innovation flows more from lateral thinking, whereas vertical thinking is better for critical analysis.


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