24Breakthrough Thinking


Breakthrough Thinking was developed by Gerald Nadler and Shozo Hibino and recorded in their book, Breakthrough Thinking, first published in 1990. Breakthrough Thinking is an innovative thinking paradigm that produces a creative approach to problem solving. Problem solvers typically employ techniques, methods, and tools that have worked in the past. The Breakthrough Thinking paradigm develops innovative solutions by focusing on an ideal future state. Rather than focusing on the past, it focuses on the future. If you’re always looking back, you’ll always be behind.


Breakthrough Thinking employs seven principles called “The Seven Principles of Creative Problem Solving.” These seven ...

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