Lateral Thinking Explored At EO Event
The Bahrain Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation yesterday hosted a learning event led by renowned South African author and consultant Nicola Tyler. Ms. Tyler led EO Bahrain members and their guests through thought provoking exercises to think differently in order to open new doors to innovation and opportunities, said a statement.
The event was attended by forty-three participants who were challenged to think in alternative and more creative ways and were presented with tools with which the results of their thinking could be transformed into tangible and actionable points. Ms. Tyler worked with and was mentored by Professor Edward de Bono who first coined the phrase 'Lateral Thinking' and who is a leading proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.
“Entrepreneurs are the engines of growth in any economy and market. Core to being an entrepreneur is the thirst for learning and the willingness to receive new ideas,” EO Bahrain Chapter president Abdulrahman Almoayed said. “Through our various efforts at EO Bahrain, we do our part in contributing to the continued growth and success of our country through enacting the tenets of entrepreneurship in our members and inspiring them to reach for new horizons. This Lateral Thinking workshop is a perfect example of how we do add value to our membership” he concluded.
The EO Bahrain Chapter’s Learning Chairman and Board Member Luay Khalaifat said that he was very satisfied with the feedback he received from the attendees, who rated it at 88pc overall.
Appeared in the Bahrain Tribune on 27 October 2011