Hello to all members and visitors of Edward de Bono Society,
i will use this discussion as an tool to announce regular events, exspecially our weekly chat in the "US Oil Spill
" Group: http://www.debonosociety.com/group/ideasforoilspill
The Chat will take place on Saturday 24th, 9:00pm GMT
10am Sat. USA-Hawaiian standard time,
1pm Sat. USA-Pacific Daylight time,
4pm Sat. USA-Eastern Daylight time,
10pm Sat. Vienna-Middle European time,
6AM on Sunday in Sydney,
8am Sunday in Auckland, etc.
This weekends fokus:How to make containing the oil out at sea politically acceptable?
Usually we work in a structured way, starting with the focus, followed by a certain sequence of the Six Hats. This sequence is rather short and may not include all hats.
We also use Lateral Thinking, CoRT and other methods - but in a quite flexible way. Anyone can follow this sequence and use the tools.
A basic explanation is given and usually i dont use too many "technical" terms.
Sequence for this saturday:
1. Collect facts - optimal, if you could do that until saturday and add your facts, current thinking of people, missing info about the topic to this discussion: http://www.debonosociety.com/group/ideasforoilspill/forum/topics/wh...
2. look for ideas by challenging the status quo: what would be if we stop doing things, expecting certain actions/non-actions, etc; looking for alternatives to existing procedures will be a major part of this exercise.
I hope to meet as many of you as possible, have a nice friday and see you soon,