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Willard is also an advocate of what he calls "galaxy thinking," a problem-solving method that involves coming up with situational "what ifs"--especially those that run counter to conventional thinking.
His views on the Delie, in particular, run counter to the "optimistic" views of closure, harmony, and balance through which others have interpreted Sceve's poetic love masterpiece.
Saudi Arabia intends to stamp out Pokemon, as the card game is said to run counter to Islamic law.
I ask AAFES to exercise its conscience, to say that slave labor, sweatshop labor, child labor are abhorrent practices that run counter to everything that we as a nation stand for.
Not understanding that the traits of a happy family, such as filial deference, often run counter to those of a profitable business, which must be managed in a strictly professional manner.
Two massive 20 metre long walls set 20 degrees apart run counter to the slope and define both entrance and view.
Any attempt to restore or to reconstruct it would run counter to its concept.
The firm's contrarian approach focuses on stocks with technical and fundamental trends that run counter to investor expectations.
Its results run counter to effects she has seen in her practice and research.
End the top-down mandated programs that run counter to what classroom veterans know works with their students.