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Challenging Lateral Thinking Puzzles Paperback – June 30, 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (June 30, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806986719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806986715
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,565,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I am the author of over 20 books including The Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills and The Innovative Leader published by Kogan Page. I have also collaborated with Des MacHale to produce a series of Lateral Thinking Puzzle books published by Sterling Publishing. I help organisations think differently and improve innovation. I speak, write, give courses and run company audits on innovation. My talks and courses are fun and stimulating but with strong business content. I play chess, tennis, golf and keyboards in a rock band. I have met Mick Jagger, Jonathan Ross and Douglas Adams. I blog and tweet. Why not book me to speak at your meeting?

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book holds 91 thought-provoking puzzles. They're separated into several categories for their difficulty, and for each problem there is a series of clues, then the surprising answer. You can tell Paul Sloane put a lot of thought into his puzzles because they're simple but never what you'd guess.
For example, an "easy" question is, "There were six apples in a basket and six girls in the room. Each girl took one apple, yet one apple remained in the basket. How come?" This question alone got me hooked because the problem-solving is so far out! Tell your friends these puzzles and keep them guessing for hours!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
I gave this book to my son about a year ago. It has provided hours of fun and good growth in logic. Our whole family has gotten smarter I think by doing these brain teasers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By UNPINGCO on March 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
I would say that only about 15 percent of this book has material that is really useful as lateral-thinking exercises. The rest of it is too vague to be of much use. Useful questions should be specific enough to narrow down a solution by exercising the various methods of lateral thinking. For example, you should be able to come up with a specific solution by considering ways in which your assumptions affect how you understand the question. This book has too many "why did the chicken cross the road?" questions that require you to be psychic in order to get anywhere near the solution or require you to pull some obscure fact out of the clear blue sky.
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