Category Archives for Lateral Thinking

these case studies will force you to think out of the box

The Bathtub Test

bathtub test spoon bucket

Tweet During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director how do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the Director, “we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a … Continue reading

21. May 2013 by Monica Gupta
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Management lesson – Never jump to conclusion without knowing the facts

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Tweet Never ever jump to conclusion without knowing facts. The amazing video video below explains why…

12. August 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Lateral Thinking – General Motors (Pontiac Division) and Vanilla Ice Cream

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Tweet A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors ‘This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact … Continue reading

23. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Lateral Thinking – Money lender and pebbles

money lender management lesson

Tweet Many years ago in a small village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The Moneylender , who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer’s beautiful daughter. So he proposed a … Continue reading

17. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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Insight into Decision Making

Tweet A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track. The train is coming, and you are … Continue reading

14. July 2009 by Monica Gupta
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