Mental “boxes” influence your views of your business and the future, which is why “thinking outside the box” is so important. But what does this hackneyed phrase really mean? Corporate philosopher Luc de Brabandere offers an approach that harnesses inductive reasoning: the ability to create new boxes unconstrained by existing assumptions. Corporate leaders and strategists will appreciate this intelligent look at the “thinking” aspect of creative thinking.
In this summary, you will learn
- What the phrase “thinking outside the box” really means,
- What the difference is between deductive and inductive reasoning, and,
- How some companies use inductive thinking to innovate.
About the Speaker
Corporate philosopher Luc de Brabandere is a senior adviser to BCG and a professor at École Centrale Paris.