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Out of The Box Thinking


Definition: Out of The Box Thinking is the attempt to think differently, unconventionally, from a new perspective. It is used to indicate novel or creative thinking rather than conventional logical reasoning.
Both deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning are concerned with concept forming. OBT is more concerned with concept breaking, provocation and disruption in order to allow the mind to restructure patterns.
One frequent way of OBT is to take a proven method or concept from one discipline (e.g. medicine) and apply it to another one to solve problems.
Whether there are differences between Lateral Thinking and OBT is disputed.


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