One Yen

Inventive General

During a momentous battle, a Japanese general decided to attack even though his army was greatly outnumbered. He was confident they would win, but...

Snakebite

On an exotic island you were bitten by a venomous snake. Fortunately, in the nearest settlement there was a doctor. He examined the wound and...
Power of life

Water Crossing By Rope

The deep round lake is 200 meters in diameter. In the middle of the lake there is an island where a tree grows. There...
Raja Birbal, Hindu advisor

Birbal’s Wise Decision – example of creative problem solving

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint. "Your Majesty, I bought a well from him," said the farmer...

Resourceful detective

A man murders his wife with a knife in their car. He throws her out of the car being careful not to leave any...
Creativity and Haha reaction

“AHA” and “HAHA” reactions (b)

1. How many apples can you eat if your stomach is empty? 2. How far can a dog run into the forest? 3. What do you...

The school inspection

A school teacher knew that the school superintendent would visit the next day. The superintendent would ask questions such as spellings or mental...

The Parable of Justice and Gold

One day, Emperor Akbar posed a question to his adviser and sage Birbal. He asked him what Birbal would choose if he offered either...
Dzhonatan Uolstenholm. Creative Puzzles

Don’t Rush To Change The World

  Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas...

Fire on Island

You are on an island, which is densely overgrown with dry grass and bushes. Suddenly you see that at the one end of the island...
Лепрекон. Жан-Батист Монж (Jean Baptiste Monge)

The Field of Boliauns – Creative Problem Solving

One fine day in harvest, Tom Fitzpatrick went strolling along the sunny side of a hedge. All of a sudden he heard a clacking noise...
War elephants

Convert Harm Into Benefit – Timur’s decision

Turco-Mongol commander and conqueror Timur (Tamerlane, 1336-1405), invaded northern India, attacking the Delhi Sultanate. The battle between  Turco-Mongol conqueror and Indian forces took place in...