At Oxbridge Academy, we don’t just want to teach you more about entrepreneurship, engineering, or events management. We also want to teach you to expand your horizons, grasp the importance of education, and learn to think outside of the box. At the end of the day, these are the things that will set you apart from the rest.

So, to help you learn to think outside the box, here are 3 tricky lateral thinking riddles for you to solve:

Did you solve any of the riddles? It’s okay if you didn’t. Just like with everything else in life, you can practice thinking outside of the box. This will help you increase your problem solving skills and creativity, and will help you advance your career.

How learning to think differently helps you

The riddles above rely on a concept called lateral thinking. The definition of lateral thinking is:

The solving of problems by an indirect and creative approach, typically through viewing the problem in a new and unusual light.Source

You can apply this type of thinking to anything in your life, whether it is a problem at work, an argument with a friend, or a new challenge (such as starting up your own business).

Learning to think outside the box also keeps your mind active. Learning is extremely important throughout your life, especially as you get older (Did you know: Learning keeps you young?).

That is also why we encourage you, even if you are already working professionally, to take a short course every now and again – it keeps your mind active, and helps you learn how to think differently.

Learning is about more than just education – it’s about developing yourself, and expanding your mental abilities throughout your whole life.