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Six Thinking Hats

De Bono, Edward (Book - 1999)
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YOUR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS DEPENDS ON HOW WELL YOU THINK Six Thinking Hats can help you think better-with its practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas. It is an approach that thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world have already adopted with great success. "The main difficulty of thinking is confusion," writes Edward de Bono, long recognized as the foremost international authority on conceptual thinking and on the teaching of thinking as a skill. "We try to do too much at once. Emotions, information, logic, hope, and creativity all crowd in on us. It is like juggling with too many balls." The solution? De Bono unscrambles the thinking process with his "six thinking hats": * WHITE HAT: neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figures * RED HAT: the emotional view * BLACK HAT: careful and cautious, the "devil's advocate" hat * YELLOW HAT: sunny and positive * GREEN HAT: associated with fertile growth, creativity, and new ideas * BLUE HAT: cool, the color of the sky, above everything else-the organizing hat Through case studies and real-life examples, Dr. de Bono reveals the often surprising ways in which deliberate role playing can make you a better thinker. He offers a powerfully simple tool that you-and your business, whether it's a start-up or a major corporation-can use to create a climate of clearer thinking, improved communication, and greater creativity. His book is an instructive and inspiring text for anyone who makes decisions, in business or in life.
Authors: De Bono, Edward, 1933-
Title: Six thinking hats
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 1999
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed., rev. and updated
Characteristics: xiii, 173 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Edward de Bono
ISBN: 9780316178310
Branch Call Number: 153.42 D287s 1999
Subject Headings: Thought and thinking
Topical Term: Thought and thinking
LCCN: 00265848
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May 28, 2012
  • Jean-Pierre Lebel rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a bad little book. The book helps you structure your group's thinking process. De Bono uses the concept of 6 thinking hats as a way to plan out a thinking process. It is ideally a system meant to be used for business meetings, so they'll be more productive. There is no reason why an individual can't benefit from this system. It is an easy system to remember. Recommended; it's a fast read at any rate.


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Jan 10, 2013
  • ivymae rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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