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How To Think Differently: The Smartcuts Framework

By definition, it's easy to think of obvious ideas.

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strategic decision-making

Using The Scientific Method To Spark Lateral Thinking

This twist on the classic scientific method will spark your lateral thinking skills As we discussed in Part 1 of my Smartcuts explainer series on how...

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first principles approach

How To Think From First Principles

Taking a first principles approach Classic entrepreneurs and inventors tend to talk a lot about "thinking from first principles." But what does that...

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lateral thinking

How To Ask Strategic Questions To Promote Lateral Thinking

Spark innovative ideas with this lateral thinking skill Part 4 of the Lateral Thinking / Smartcuts explainer series dives into one of my favorite...

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Lateral Thinking

How To Use Lateral Thinking To Form Innovative Hypotheses

Part 5 of my Lateral Thinking explainer series This is about doing what most people jump straight to in Step 1 of a typical problem-solving process:...

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lateral thinking

Using Lateral Thinking To Test & Bulletproof Innovative Ideas

Lateral thinking for strategic decision making Part 6 of my Thinking Different explainer series digs into how to run your ideas through the gauntlet,...

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lateral thinking and cognitive diversity

How To Build Cognitive Range & Solve Problems Smarter

The importance of focusing on multidisciplinary development The conclusion of my Lateral Thinking explainer series. In this episode, we explore how...

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