Tag Archive for 'Lateral Thinking'

Antimimeticisomorphism and Thinking Outside The Box

A lot of people ask me what the difference is between antimimeticisomorphism and thinking outside the box. The most expedient response is that outside the box thinking presupposes there is a box. Even Edward De Bono’s Lateral Thinking concept assumes a datum reference way of thing.

Antimimeticisomorphism has no such preconditions. The only constraint is that it be focused on a predetermined outcome, goal or target, otherwise it has no purpose, direction or vector in which to point.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for creative thinking and expression, by antimimeticisomorphism has a very pragmatic role. Its definition makes that crystal clear:

Antimimeticisomorphism

Antimimeticisomorphism, Outside The Box Thinking, Thinking Outside The Box
is having fun

doing out-of-the-ordinary things

that create extra-ordinary results

with the least amount of effor

and lowest cost

If you want to see examples of antimimeticisomorphism in action, click on the following hyperlinks to access:

The antimimeticisomorphism video

The antimimeticisomorphism website

A secret antimimeticisomorphism website with cool photos and videos

Antimimeticisomorphism blog posts

As one of the chosen ones in the movie The Matrix explained to Neo “There is no spoon.”

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Think you’re smart? Take this test…

Creativity testThink you can think out of the box, laterally, creatively? Hmm… Let’s test you!

Many hundreds of years ago in a small Italian town, a merchant had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to the moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the merchant’s beautiful daughter so he proposed a bargain. He said he would forgo the merchant’ debt if he could marry the merchant’s daughter. Both the merchant and his daughter were horrified by the proposal. The cunning money lender suggested that they let providence decide the matter.

The moneylender told them that he would put a black pebble and a white pebble into an empty bag. The girl would then have to pick one pebble from the bag. If she picked the black pebble, she would become the moneylender’s wife and her father’s debt would be forgiven. If she picked the white pebble she need not marry him and her father’s debt would still be forgiven. But if she refused to pick a pebble, her father would be thrown into jail.

They were standing on a pebble strewn path in the merchant’s garden. As they talked, the moneylender bent over to pick up two pebbles. As he picked them up, the sharp-eyed girl noticed that he had picked up two black pebbles and put them into the bag. He then asked the girl to pick her pebble from the bag.

Now, imagine you were standing in the merchant’s garden. What would you have done if you were the girl? If you had to advise her, what would you have told her? Careful analysis would produce three possibilities:

  1. The girl should refuse to take a pebble.
  2. The girl should show that there were two black pebbles in the bag and expose the moneylender as a cheat.
  3. The girl should pick a black pebble and sacrifice herself in order to save her father from his debt and imprisonment.

Take a moment to ponder over the story. The above story is used with the hope that it will make us appreciate the difference between lateral and logical thinking. The girl’s dilemma cannot be solved with traditional logical thinking.

Think of the consequences if she chooses the logical answers.

What would you recommend the girl do?

Continue reading ‘Think you’re smart? Take this test…’

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AntiMimeticIsoMorphism: A Crowd Example

I hope you’re enjoying these antimimeticisormorphism examples – I can tell you I AM! This one proves there is hope for the human race – caught totally off guard, this crowd was given the gift of ‘joy’ for a few minutes that I am sure made their day, week and in some cases their MONTH. Of course it took a coordinated effort, but otherwise it was ‘FREE’. Now that’s Exponential!

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AntiMimetIcisoMorphism: Air New Zealand Staff Strips Down

Today’s example of an antimimeticisomorphic advertisement is an Air New Zealand commercial that has its actual staff stripped down and in full body paint to show they have the best prices with nothing to hide! Plus, they’re setting up a party flight from Los Angeles to Auckland to match up singles with a party upon departure and arrival…. PARTY!

If you’re new to this series of blog posts, search the blog to see othe examples of antimimeticisomorphism, it’s about doing out-of-the-ordinary things to get extra-ordinary results with the least amount of effort.

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AntiMimeticIsoMorphism: A Physician’s Example

As part of my on-going series of lighthearted blog posts, the following is a list of comments a physician claimed are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies:

1. ‘Take it easy, Doc. You’re boldly going where no man has gone before! Continue reading ‘AntiMimeticIsoMorphism: A Physician’s Example’

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AntiMimeticIsoMorphism: A Commercial Example

This men’s underwear commercial is antimimeticisomorphic… Another instalment of fun videos that get you to see the world from a different perspective and viewpoint. I promised you a lot more FUN in 2009 – am I delivering on that promise or what?

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a lot more FUN this year – and people around me keep telling me we’re in a recession… So what?!?! Life’s too short to be too serious.

Start having MORE fun and see what happens to your results and your relationships!

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Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

I recently read a book called Venn That Tune – It’s referenced in my Linked In Profile. It’s a unique lateral thinking concept that as a ‘hyper visual’ really hits home for me excuse the kinesthetic pun! That being said, (there I go again with an auditory reference…!) today’s post is an example of how you can describe complex ideas in very simple logic diagrams called Venn Diagrams. It’s very antimimeticisomorphic!

A picture is worth a thousand words as they say!

The Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

The Exponential Mindset Venn Diagram

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