Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 2016-01
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0241257530
Language: en
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Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0141037555
Language: en
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Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is the groundbreaking psychology manual that has inspired organisations and individuals all over the world. De Bono's innovative guide divides the process of thinking into six parts, symbolized by the six hats, and shows how the hats can dramatically transform the effectiveness of meetings and discussions. This is a book to open your mind, unleash your creativity and change the way you think about thinking.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 207
ISBN: 014013784X
Language: en
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The internationally bestselling guide to better thinking used by tens of thousands of people - fully revised and updated.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 2009-11-05
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0141033053
Language: en
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The classic work about meetings and decision-making. Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world, ending conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity. The Six Hats strategy will fundamentally change the way you work and interact. 'An inspiring man with brilliant ideas. De Bono never ceases to amaze with his clarity of thought.' Sir Richard Branson

The 2 000 Percent Solution

The 2 000 Percent Solution
Author: Donald Mitchell,Carol Coles,Robert Metz
Release: 2003-08
Editor: Authors Choice Press
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0595749879
Language: en
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Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth. The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall busting," a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls (like poor communications, disbelief, misconceptions, procrastination, tradition and bureaucracy) and how to overcome them. Through unorthodox examples ranging from the sinking of the Titanic to sketches attributed to Leonardo da Vinci for a bicycle, The 2,000 Percent Solution redirects knee-jerk reactions onto more productive paths. In addition, you'll learn about a new set of thought processes for designing and implementing solutions that will reap benefits 20 times greater or faster than the same tired "normal" solutions. Packed with specific examples, advice and questions to help you improve your organization's process weaknesses, you'll learn how to go beyond today's best practices into the uncharted realm of what needs to be imagined and accomplished. Since the first printing of this book in 1999, organizations all over the world have made The 2,000 Percent Solution a daily resource for overcoming the dual challenges of tough competitors and a difficult business environment. We are particularly pleased that the book has become popular in the rapidly growing and changing markets of China. Readers say the advice and examples are as timely today as when the book was first published. We look forward to hearing your comments and questions at mitchell@mitchellandco.com.

Knowledge Solutions

Knowledge Solutions
Author: Olivier Serrat
Release: 2017-05-22
Editor: Springer
Pages: 1140
ISBN: 9789811009839
Language: en
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 3.0 IGO license. This book comprehensively covers topics in knowledge management and competence in strategy development, management techniques, collaboration mechanisms, knowledge sharing and learning, as well as knowledge capture and storage. Presented in accessible “chunks,” it includes more than 120 topics that are essential to high-performance organizations. The extensive use of quotes by respected experts juxtaposed with relevant research to counterpoint or lend weight to key concepts; “cheat sheets” that simplify access and reference to individual articles; as well as the grouping of many of these topics under recurrent themes make this book unique. In addition, it provides scalable tried-and-tested tools, method and approaches for improved organizational effectiveness. The research included is particularly useful to knowledge workers engaged in executive leadership; research, analysis and advice; and corporate management and administration. It is a valuable resource for those working in the public, private and third sectors, both in industrialized and developing countries.

Edward de Bono s Six Thinking Hats

Edward de Bono s Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 208
ISBN: LCCN:98113820
Language: en
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Six Action Shoes

Six Action Shoes
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2004-01-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1861976798
Language: en
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Teach Your Child How To Think

Teach Your Child How To Think
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780241336885
Language: en
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Edward de Bono invented the concept of lateral thinking. A world-renowned writer and philosopher, he is the leading authority in the field of creative thinking and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr de Bono has written more than 60 books, in 40 languages, with people now teaching his methods worldwide. He has chaired a special summit of Nobel Prize laureates, and been hailed as one of the 250 people who have contributed most to mankind.

Six Thinking Hats

Six Thinking Hats
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2017-09-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780241336878
Language: en
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THE classic work about decision-making from the world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.

Change Directions

Change Directions
Author: Georges Philips,Edward de Bono
Release: 2011-09
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1904928005
Language: en
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Georges Philips' newest offering in the personal development and self-help field is, above all else, a very practical book on the process of changing direction. Its straightforward language and methodical, step-by-step approach makes the process easy to comprehend. From analyzing different situations involving change to going through the specific thinking and action steps needed in order to change direction, every detail and each step is clear and powerful. His message is clear: it is your thinking fuelled by your determination that brings about a change of direction. Profound and actionable, this is the most compelling treatise on affecting personal growth and fulfillment to be published in recent memory. Full of practical, easy to understand steps capable of transforming both your personal and professional lives, Change Directions: Perceive it, Believe it, Achieve it is as engaging as it is encouraging and enlightening.

A History of the Work Concept

A History of the Work Concept
Author: Agamenon R. E. Oliveira
Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9789400777057
Language: en
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This book traces the history of the concept of work from its earliest stages and shows that its further formalization leads to equilibrium principle and to the principle of virtual works, and so pointing the way ahead for future research and applications. The idea that something remains constant in a machine operation is very old and has been expressed by many mathematicians and philosophers such as, for instance, Aristotle. Thus, a concept of energy developed. Another important idea in machine operation is Archimedes' lever principle. In modern times the concept of work is analyzed in the context of applied mechanics mainly in Lazare Carnot mechanics and the mechanics of the new generation of polytechnical engineers like Navier, Coriolis and Poncelet. In this context the word "work" is finally adopted. These engineers are also responsible for the incorporation of the concept of work into the discipline of economics when they endeavoured to combine the study of the work of machines and men together.

Five Day Course in Thinking

Five Day Course in Thinking
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Random House
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781473529960
Language: en
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First published in 1967, this remarkable title from one of history’s greatest minds remains a must-read in the world of creative thinking. Based on the tenet that an error can lead to the right decision, de Bono guides the reader through a series of non-mathematical problems and puzzles, all designed to help us analyse our personal style of thinking, work out its strengths and weaknesses, and to consider the potential methods that we never use. There are three courses, each five days long and each created to focus on a different style of thinking, featuring: The Bottles Problem The Blocks Problem The L-Game The End Game A true life-changer, this book will have you thinking in ways that you never thought were possible.

Six Thinking Hats for Schools

Six Thinking Hats for Schools
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1237395609
Language: en
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The Mechanism of Mind

The Mechanism of Mind
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Random House
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781473527577
Language: en
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The Mechanism of Mind presents Edward de Bono’s original theories on how the brain functions, processes information and organises it. It explains why the brain, the ’mechanism’, can only work in certain ways and introduces the four basic types of thinking that have gone on to inform his life’s work, namely ‘natural thinking’, ‘logical thinking’,’ mathematical thinking’ and ‘lateral thinking’. De Bono also outlines his argument for introducing the word ‘PO’ as an alternative to the word ‘NO’ when putting lateral thinking into practice. Drawing on colourful visual imagery to help explain his theories and thought-processes, from light bulbs and sugar cubes to photography and water erosion, The Mechanism of Mind remains as fascinating and as insightful as it was when it was first published in 1969. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of how the mind works and organises information – and how Edward de Bono came to develop his creative thinking tools.

Bad Moves

Bad Moves
Author: Barbara Sahakian,Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta
Release: 2013-04-25
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780191645525
Language: en
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Making decisions is such a regular activity that it is mostly taken for granted. However, damage or abnormality in the areas of the brain involved in decision-making can severely affect personality and the ability to manage even simple tasks. Here, Barbara Sahakian and Jamie Nicole LaBuzetta discuss the process of normal decision making - our strategies for making decisions, biases that affect us, and influential factors - and then describe the abnormal patterns found in patients with conditions such as severe depression, Alzheimer's, and accidental brain damage. Using striking examples and case studies from their own research to show the impact of abnormal decision making, they introduce the concept of 'hot' and 'cold' decision making based on the level of emotions involved, showing that in various psychiatric conditions extreme emotions alter the pattern of decision making. Looking at the ways in which the brain can be manipulated to improve cognitive function in these patients, they consider the use of 'smart drugs' that alleviate these problems. The realization that smart drugs can improve cognitive abilities in healthy people has led to growing general use, with drugs easily available via the Internet. They raise ethical questions about the availability of these drugs for cognitive enhancement, in the hope of informing public debate about an increasingly important issue.

The Six Value Medals

The Six Value Medals
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2011-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781407030340
Language: en
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Traditional thinking habits of businesses need to be greatly improved. Analysis and judgement are no longer enough to make important corporate decisions; you can analyse the past but you have to design the future. Corporate decisions depend on values. Disputes and conflicts often arise because of a clash of those values; each party in the dispute wants to pursue its own values, often at the expense of the other party. It is therefore essential that companies, managers and employees have a full understanding of the values of everyone involved to design a way forward that benefits all parties. From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking business book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations. De Bono demonstrates that values come into all areas of thinking, behaviour and decision-making and outlines a framework to focus employees' attention on a variety of values including human values, organisational values, cultural values and perceptual values. By introducing a scoring system to rate different values as strong, sound, weak or remote de Bono helps readers to prioritise and make executive decisions that count.

Teach Yourself to Think

Teach Yourself to Think
Author: Edward De Bono
Release: 2009-11-05
Editor: Viking
Pages: 272
ISBN: 014103310X
Language: en
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Our happiness and success depend on clear thinking. But too many of us are compromised by confusion, trying to do too much at once, and not knowing what to do next. In Teach Yourself to Think, Edward de Bono shows that good thinking depends on a simple five-stage process that anyone can learn. It will enable you to assess your goals, sort available information, identify the available choices, make a decision and, finally, turn thought into action. This book offers brilliant advice for anyone who needs to be able to respond to and deal with a vast range of situations at work and in life quickly, efficiently and intelligently.

Knowledge Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

Knowledge Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
Author: Bruno Apolloni
Release: 2007-09-12
Editor: Springer
Pages: 884
ISBN: 9783540748199
Language: en
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This book is part of a three-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2007. Coverage in this first volume includes artificial neural networks and connectionists systems, fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, machine learning and classical AI, agent systems, and information engineering and applications in ubiquitous computing environments.

Parallel Thinking

Parallel Thinking
Author: Edward de Bono
Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Random House
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473529953
Language: en
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Western thinking is failing because it was not designed to deal with change In this provocative masterpiece of creative thinking, Edward de Bono argues for a game-changing new way to think. For thousands of years we have followed the thinking system designed by the Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, based on analysis and argument. But if we are to flourish in today’s rapidly changing world we need to free our minds of these ‘boxes’ and embrace a more flexible and nimble model. Parallel Thinking is an invaluable insight into the word of creativity; de Bono unveils unique methods of brainstorming and explains preconceived ideas of what creativity involves and is. This book is not about philosophy; it is about the practical (and parallel) thinking required to get things done in an ever-changing world.