Welcome to Women's Wednesday!
Every Wednesday will be devoted to Women.
Our Thinking and Ideas will be discussed.
So, please, join us on Wednesday!
P.S. This blog post is being moderated by a woman and only comments made by girls and women will be… Continue
Added by Asa Jomard on March 25, 2012 at 10:00 —
Imagine that you had the skill to solve three problems or mysteries, which problems/mysteries would you solve? What would be the Positive Benefits if these three problems/mysteries were solved? Problems and mysteries can be defined from finding the pen you lost last summer to solving issues related to poverty. In other words, anything and everything.…
Added by Asa Jomard on December 3, 2011 at 18:11 —
I thought to share some great news with the society. I have recently finished my latest book and requested Edward if he would kindly write the foreword to it. The foreword that Edward wrote for "Change Directions" has to be one the greatest heights of my writing / training career.I will update the society with publication date at the beginning of the year.
Added by Georges Philips on June 29, 2010 at 14:55 —
Thinking is by far the most important human skill. Our survival, our success and our progress depend upon our thinking. Why then is ‘thinking’ almost totally neglected? The reason is that there is a huge complacency about our thinking.
We believe that analysis, logic and argument are enough. In fact they are only a very small part of thinking. Research by David Perkins at Harvard showed that ninety percent of the errors in thinking were errors of perception and only ten percent were… Continue
Added by Edward de Bono on June 2, 2011 at 9:11 —
Some years ago at the UN in New York I tried to set up a group to generate additional ideas. There were several meetings and the Secretary General attended at least one of them. The project proved impossible because the representatives held that they were not there to think but to represent their countries. This is logical and understandable. If a representative came up with an idea that his or her country did not like then that person was not a true representative.
So there is no… Continue
Added by Edward de Bono on June 2, 2011 at 9:11 —
A young man in Tunis is unable to find work ends up selling vegetables from a cart. The police confiscate his cart. In despair he burns himself to death. That incident lead to the fall of the government of Tunis and then the fall of the government of Egypt and probably also on Libya together with unrest in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria. All this is due to the power of the Internet and modern media. No other ordinary person in the whole world of history has had such an effect.
Added by Edward de Bono on June 2, 2011 at 9:12 —
I visited a local school open day yesterday and the ten year olds who showed me around seemed to know a lot of facts but I wondered whether they knew much about how things worked.
Edward de Bono often says that school kids should be taught how the corner shop works - but it seems very unlikely that this school would ever teach this. For example, at that school the five year olds learnt how to read from a computer connected to a website. But children taught to think would ask… Continue
Added by Phil Bachmann on August 6, 2010 at 23:00 —
I'm organising an auction on behalf of 2 worthwhile causes operating out of Kilifi in Southern Kenya.
Edward has generously provided 3 signed presentation slides for auction. Each illustration was draw during Edward's Key note address during at the Gartner Portals, Content & Collaboration Summit on Wednesday the 16th of September 09.
The last time Edward auctioned off slides for charity he raised £400 per slide, so fingers crossed!…
Added by Sean Kirwan on September 25, 2009 at 16:30 —
Thinking tools/frameworks improve thinking skill much more than discussion does. One reason is that in discussion it's very difficult to pay attention to the thinking process rather than the content (because the content is interesting).
Understanding vs Use (of the thinking tools)
Understanding will never lead to use. Use can only come from habit and habit can only come from practice.
Added by Edward de Bono on April 23, 2009 at 23:51 —
Recently, I invented a new word because there is a very real need for such a word. The word is 'ebne' which means 'Excellent But Not Enough'. If you want to change something you need to attack it. This is our usual dialectic thinking. We do not have an easy way of saying that something is excellent but not enough. The rear left wheel of a motor-car is excellent - but not enough for the functioning of a car. A chef who can cook the best omelette is excellent but not enough. Argument does have… Continue
Added by Edward de Bono on April 18, 2009 at 17:00 —
The greatest challenge is not so much in the huge perspective shifts or the developing that novel world altering idea, rather it is in making the tools a part of normal day to day business. The real value of the tools is lost if they are seen solely as a means of “wiz-bang” problem solving.
Here in the Victorian State Government in Australia, we have now trained over 500 staff in the use of the Six Thinking Hats and are now starting to roll… Continue
Added by Frank Connolly on April 6, 2009 at 15:30 —
...I define it as "the science of watching life pass you by". I hope it is a minor thought-provoking piece.
Added by bowtieguyuk2000 on April 4, 2009 at 23:24 —
I just spotted this ad in the paper (from Times, London edition, from last Sunday)and wondered if anyone would be interested? Is this space the place to put this kind of info?
Venue for above: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq. London WC1. 11.30am April 19th - paper says tickets are available calling 0207833 1010.
See Google link: http://www.theschooloflife.com/sermons/curiosity.aspx
Added by Bernadette Shaddock on March 27, 2009 at 11:16 —