This book was given to me during an interview, and I have used it's simple principals over and over again. The six thinking hats represent each of the thinking styles we employ when problem solving or generating new ideas and concepts. Each "hat" represents a step used in the decision-making process (i.e, red hat = emotions, white hat = information, blue = organizing, etc.) Each "hat" focuses on one thought process at a time. This is an exceptional and powerful set of tools when needing to quickly bring a group to concensus. I highly recommend the book for individual or group decision making.