A lifetime of struggling against the status quo tends to beat creativity out of people. Isolation is a dream-killer. Innovators must fight to get their most brilliant solutions accepted, and the when acceptance comes, others take the credit. Let's imagine the opposite.
Let's say it's a given that we have an audience of self-selected innovators with a high level of operacy in the real world. If Dr. Edward were addressing such a crowd, certainly it would be a very interesting talk that… Continue
Added by Franis on August 29, 2009 at 14:00 —
I had a conversation today with the de Bono Society's resident sweetheart, Franis, in which we pondered why it is that Edward de Bono isn't the main attraction at every TED conference
I could speculate of course (and we did), but does anyone actually know?
Added by Phil Bachmann on August 28, 2009 at 12:05 —
What is this tide that thinkers seem to be swimming against? If thinking is so great, why isn't everyone already doing it? How is the valuable content coming from original thinking so effectively written off or shot down? How come the study of thinking & the ability to think is considered to be dangerous? (Even evil slavery by those who posted the sign above!)
I'd like to understand these people who don't want to think. (Because… Continue
Added by Franis on August 20, 2009 at 3:30 —
Vuzion is my theory//blog\\contribution/thoughts about Virtual Thinking and morphs the meanings of information and people. A fusion of visions. I've been able to make contact with the Kenetic Digital Group. KDG are software designers and willing to explore to build a wepedia that enables long searches to provide combined reults. It's a kind of speedier way to interact with multiple databases aiming for the W3 version of the web. I am putting this project in place as part of this competition. In… Continue
Added by Frans van Wamel on August 18, 2009 at 13:55 —
Writers Needed!!! -- I am seeking writers who are interested in having their article(s) published in the Journal of Self-Actualization Psychology.
If you are interested in humanistic psychology and have written or would be interested in writing an article about self-actualization I would be interested in reading it and possibly submitting it in the Journal of Self-Actualization Psychology. You can submit your articles to Dr. Charles DesJardins at… Continue
Added by Dr. Chuck DesJardins on August 18, 2009 at 3:45 —
My son, Paul, has Aspergers Syndrome, they are very, very logical, ultra literal is perhaps a better way of putting it.
I have used the six thinking hats with him and the results have been quite successful.
I hope to extend this to work with others afflicted with Aspergers. If anyone else has any experience applying Dr de Bono's methods to Autistic people, Aspergers in particular please let me know.
PS. Thanks Iva, the idea of different hats for each colour would be… Continue
Added by Dave Cake on August 15, 2009 at 18:58 —
Hey, we are looking for film investors... myself and a good friend of mine are having our work made into films. His is being shot October, and mine early next year. If there is anyone on this site who knows anyone who may beable to help in anyway, please could they email on...
Added by Tina Dadds on August 15, 2009 at 10:00 —
A TV program in Australia invited people to send in videos in which ordinary Australians "Addressed the Nation".
I did so promoting an idea similar to Edward de Bono's "King of Australia".
Of course I didn't capture much of the subtlety contained in de Bono's book, and maybe he would not be pleased to have his work distorted by an amateur.
Nevertheless, I did not feel it was right to sit idly by and say nothing, better to say something and maybe improve upon it… Continue
Added by Phil Bachmann on August 14, 2009 at 10:30 —
Almost a decade since I am using a strange mental mechanism that seems to call creativity. My story is not curiosity that I recognized and I was scared. What is this? (I wondered). But I could not deny that he wrote in wonder and leaves a number of relation extrañisimas which had nothing of consistency.
This style of relationship between subjects was the tip of the iceberg of what we did, it was amazing but he could not know from where. Over time, the internet shock… Continue
Added by jf on August 12, 2009 at 20:43 —
Yellow hat: it is wonderful to have the opportunity in this society to think with people who have a basic understanding of the techniques and know the vocabulary (which is not on fe. LinkedIn)
Black hat: the linear layout of the blogs are not very encouraging to contribute, an overview is lacking, it doesn't stimulate parallel thinking.
White hat: does anybody know software for collaborative thinking via internet, using six thinking hats, lateral thinking, CoRT techniques? I know 7 x… Continue
Added by Gijs van Beeck Calkoen on August 9, 2009 at 9:48 —
It is certainly great to think "out of patterns" instead of "along the patterns". (This is possible only 2% of the times) But is it enough?
If we can cease to make new patterns and keep erasing the existing ones, it will lead us to GREAT results. In such case, we need not deliberately attempt to escape the patterns through creative thinking tools. We shall be able to think creative in absolutely natural course. Such creative thinking & actions would happen 98% of the… Continue
Added by Vijay Todi on August 8, 2009 at 13:44 —
I am interested in knowing the personal opinions of Edward De Bono and the opinion of this community, the de Bono Society, about the Catholic religion.
I would like to receive views on how you perceive the Catholic religion from the standpoint of the tools of Edward De Bono
Added by jf on August 4, 2009 at 15:11 —
Well of course we must be humbled by joining the society of de bono and trying to put our thoughts into words as well as the great master can ! In fact the real skill is communications since this separates man from beast. Words are two dimensional and patterns are three !
Would be nice that the the great teachers of this century could go to the village square like the Greeks and share their "knowledge"
Being creative requires change and requires disciples and advocates.....De Bono is… Continue
Added by John Creak on August 3, 2009 at 20:44 —
a load of links to knowers...believcers dont count okay!
Added by Guy Lakeman on August 3, 2009 at 15:48 —
I don't know how to attach this
Please contact me and I shall send it to you online
Also I would like to submit my piece as an entry for the Essay Competition and
I need help.
The video is not helpful at all.
Added by Antal E. Fekete on August 1, 2009 at 23:35 —
I may be duplicating something that already exists, but I couldn't find it so I created yet another blog post.
What I want to do is start documenting how I use de Bono tools as part of daily thinking, providing small examples as they arise.
These micro-examples won't be big enough for a competition entry, but will be enjoyable for me and hopefully instructive for others.
Added by Phil Bachmann on August 1, 2009 at 5:38 —
I'm think I sometimes like being wrong, but recently I started worrying that I might be wrong about that.
So to reassure myself I wrote a list of why I like to be wrong, but don't read it until you've come up with your own list:
1. I get the joy of discovery - seeing something a new way.
2. I can use the new information or idea I've just learned.
3. The other person gets to feel right and important and that strengthens our relationship.
4. The other person… Continue
Added by Phil Bachmann on August 1, 2009 at 1:33 —