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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin UK (March 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141033053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141033051
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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An inspiring man with brilliant ideas. De Bono never ceases to amaze with his clarity of thought. Richard Branson

About the Author

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.

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HASH(0x9f904c0c) out of 5 stars 6 categories of thinking defined under "colored hat" images May 24 1999
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Excellent, unique presentation of the thought process. If everyone in the organization adopts the visually stimulating idioms suggested for each category of thought presented-- colored thinking hats, the group creative thought process can be managed much better and individuals guided into thought playing roles, without risk to their egos!
This book appears to be unfinished in the sense that the style is one of presenting a series of terse statement paragraphs with a liberal sprinkling of example paragraphs. A smooth transition between paragraphs is often missing--the book almost appears to be an organized presentation of the author's brainstorming sessions!
I personally found the book refreshing, thought provoking and timeless ( in the sense that anyone interested in managing creative thought will always be able to use the techniques presented).
HASH(0x9f904c60) out of 5 stars simple, effective, 'short and sweet' June 1 2012
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Edward De Bono guides you to a clearer way of thinking thru lateral thinking in his book the Six Thinking Hats. Amazon user jeffr265 could not have stated it better "The six thinking hats method is a simple and easy concept to understand and implement."

De Bono starts off by explaining to the reader why it's a challenge to become a thinker. This book is based on his six different approaches or ways of thinking, (referred to hats in the book) that people should use in order to fully view all issues. He refers the ways as hats so one can "put on" or switch from one approach to another easily. Each hat has a color that would help the reader visualize the approach/function. (ex: black- negative, yellow-positive and so on ) colors include white, red, black, yellow, green, and blue. Having everyone in a group wear the same type of hat helps the issues, meeting, be more non-confrontational, organized, an effective.

Overall the book is very well structured with plenty of examples. This made it very fun, easy to read and comprehend. The book is "short and sweet" it does not drag and cuts right to the point. This book helped me organize my thought and allowed me to view all aspects using the different hats when I'm approached with an issue. I defiantly recommend it for meetings, leaders, teams, management and you!
HASH(0x9f8f40b4) out of 5 stars Color helps many people. Dec 11 2012
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For many people color is a mnemonic device. For the purposes of this book, color is more. It is a signal and an idea. Bringing the concepts of thinking into hats and color for problem solving can help people who like to build cohesion and get along so that objectivity is easier. If nothing else, this book has inspired me to buy more hats. Another book I have about color is quite different about what colors do for us. Then there is the Irlen Institute. What does this do for people who are color blind?
HASH(0x9f8f409c) out of 5 stars Worth the read May 16 2014
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Interesting book! It provides some insight into the process of "thinking" and how to improve your thinking process. I have already employees some of he techniques and found it to be useful.
HASH(0x9f8f445c) out of 5 stars Six Thinking hats Aug. 6 2013
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The content of this book is very useful. It is very good to study the way make our frameworks, perceptions, and perspectives. I found it a bit dense at times.