Leveraging the Power of Analogical Thinking

  • 6 videos | 21m 7s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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When struggling with a difficult problem, it's easy to become hemmed in by traditional habitual thinking. Learning to leverage the power of analogical thinking allows you to think creatively and gain fresh insights through the exploration of unexpected similarities. In this course, you'll learn what analogical thinking is, when it's best used, and how to use it. You'll also learn under what situations it can fail, and how to avoid superficial analogies so you can make better strategic choices.


  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Identify key characteristics of analogical thinking
    Identify the advantages of using analogical thinking
  • Identify steps in the analogical thinking process
    Recognize common reasons why analogies fail
    Recognize key elements of a process to evaluate the strength of analogies


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    After completing this video, you will be able to discover the key concepts that will be covered in this course. FREE ACCESS
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    Analogical thinking can play a pivotal role in creating business strategies and decision-making. But to fully apply it, you have to understand what it is and how it works. Here you will learn the characteristics of lateral thinking and using analogies to prime the creative pump and find hidden connections between situations that can lead to successful solutions. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Taking Advantage of Analogous Thinking
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    Analogical thinking helps business professionals make better strategic decisions and create solid business strategies. By applying well-considered analogous solutions to problems, this lateral thinking yields significant benefits and advantages. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Employing Analogical Thinking
    4m 42s
    Analogical thinking is a significant tool for use in solving problems and strategic decision-making. Here you will explore the steps involved in applying analogies to best address business issues and mitigate problem situations. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Avoiding Common Pitfalls when Creating Analogies
    4m 3s
    While analogical thinking is an important tool for creating business strategies and making critical decisions, it's not suited to every use or applicable to every situation. Explore the common failings of analogous reasoning and how to recognize the biases that can derail even well-considered analogies. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Evaluating the Strength of Analogies
    4m 36s
    There is a process to applying analogical thinking to business problems. While it is beneficially employed to a wealth of strategic and decision-making situations, using analogies to solve problems and create solutions, analogies must be properly evaluated for suitability. Learn how to identify strong analogies and assess them for problem solving. FREE ACCESS


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