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Rethinking Edward de Bono

A personal reflection on the impact Edward de Bono and his techniques have had, and a special offer from Mindwerx on his books.

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Edward de BonoSince first meeting Edward de Bono in 1985 at the launch of his book Six Thinking Hats, I have...

I am now following (and being followed by) The Business Voice - BVO.com on Twitter.  BVO is a relatively new and brilliant looking site with video interviews of world leaders.  High quality and wonderfully relevant, and I recommend you have a look right after you finish reading this blog.

My first BVO viewing was an interview with my mentor of many years, Edward de Bono.  I first met Edward in 1986 when he was in Melbourne launching his book Six Thinking Hats.  At...

Created while reading Edward de Bono's "Six Thinking Hats" while preparing for Bill Jarrard's course in 2008

We cannot believe what we’ve just been told. Bill has just said he wants 2010 to be the biggest year ever for people participating in Mindwerx and Buzan Centre: Aust/NZ programs.

So he has directed that anyone who wants to attend any of the half-day Open Programs in 2010, and books and pays before the end of December 2009, is to get a very special (we think crazy) price of only $99 (inc GST...

I've been examining my thinking processes more and more since starting this class on Deliberate Creativity and Innovation, and in some ways I find the process of using deliberate creative techniques really helpful, yet other times, they can simply be a painful burden. Let me see if I can provide a good example of each.

 

When designing my plan of action for the next year as the Vice President of the USM LAC Student Government Association, I created a mind-map (and played a...

Have you ever thought that you would like to be creative enough to change the game - whatever game that is?? 
Would you like to be more successful and don't have the tools to do it ?

Recently we put together this short video for a client and the university of Southern Maine where we are teaching Deliberate Creativity and Innovation over their summer (July 2009) and though we would share it with you.
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Parallel Thinking is a term coined by Edward de Bono, and made most famous when applied using his Six Thinking Hats method.  Much of the thinking we do is messy - that is flowing in all directions.  Pros and Cons are exchanged back and forth in debate style, while some try to offer new ideas or bring new information in.  We have all experienced the 15 minute meeting that has lasted 2 hours because of the lack of focus and scattered way the conversations spin.


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Book Summary of Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono in iMindMap – White Hat (facts and data), Red Hat (emotions and feelings), Black Hat (Caution, Negatives), Yellow Hat (Positives, Benefits),...

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