Title

The Refractive Thinker®: the Future of Innovative Thought

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Originally Published In

he refractive thinker®: Volume II: research methodology (2nd ed.)

Volume Number

1

Abstract

Unlike most academic books that merely define research, the goal of this series is to offer unique applications of thinking beyond the box from the perspectives of multiple authors, each offering their specific expertise. The goal of this epilogue is to continue to expand our conception of refractive thinking as this adds to the paradigm of critical thinking.

This chapter discusses in depth the incomplete nature of the current paradigm. There is more than simply an either or dichotomy where if thinking is inside the box, and critical thinking is outside the box, then what is beyond this approach or beyond the box? This chapter describes the nature of the refractive thinker in greater detail as this moves beyond conventional thinking and wisdom to see the world not as it is, but as the world could be; underlying the important forces and dynamics that are needed to create and sustain innovation and social change.