Who's the villain in The Sleeping Beauty story? Why, the evil witch who wasn't invited to the christening, of course. Right? Except... why wasn't she invited? And how does a magical creature become evil? And is evil just a matter of perspective?
These are the kinds of questions asked by the latest Disney blockbuster, Maleficent. The movie offers us more than 97 minutes of high-tech visual entertainment - it teaches us to think, to question assumptions, urban legends and things we've always taken for granted.
This message is also conveyed in the latest bestseller, Think Like A Freak. The authors encourage problem-solvers to challenge the status quo, to turn assumptions upside down, to think small (thinking big may make things too difficult), to ask the wrong questions, to investigate like a child.
People whose working style has a preference for variety and global thinking probably do a lot of questioning assumptions anyway. Do you? Find out what your working style is - today.