On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we learn how to think like innovators by exploring the importance of lateral thinking. Among the topics we’ll discuss are how lateral thinking can be applied in a business context, what the famous “Fosbury flop” can teach us about thinking like an innovator, and much more.
Joining us to talk about all this and more is Paul Sloane, author of Think Like an Innovator: 76 Inspiring Business Lessons From the World’s Greatest Thinkers & Innovators and How to Be a Brilliant Thinker, among others.
Paul was a top salesman with IBM, as well as the Marketing Director, Managing Director, and CEO of various software companies like Ashton-Tate and Mathsoft. He is the author of over 25 books on leadership, innovation, lateral thinking, and puzzles, and he specializes in speaking and teaching on lateral thinking and innovation in business. He blogs often on his website at www.destination-innovation.com, which also hosts information on his many books, as well as numerous resources for lateral thinking puzzles, an innovation audit, and more. Among the many companies who have benefitted from Paul’s innovation workshops are Nike, Novartis, Microsoft, and Glaxo Smith Kline.
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