Thank you Phil for your welcoming remarks. I have been training Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking in China for the past three years and have enjoyed very much of these systematic and disciplined thinking tools. In China we need them badly to guide decision-making and designing of products and processes. I am looking forward to sharing and exchanging insights with colleagues and friends here.
Hello Phil, thanks for your warm welcome. I am wondering how can I get a certified training on Mr. De Bono´s techniques, it can be either in US or UK. Your recomendation will be warmly appreciated. Cheers
Hi Phil, Thanks for the welcome. Since about 1985 I've hugely benefited from de Bono's books and ideas.
Example: My very detailed year plan is based on the CoRT (Section 6, 'Action')
Enjoyed your little vid on OPV, esp. the joke about kids carrying swap cards of politicians round if the politicians used OPV exercises to help them govern.
By the way, if you haven't already, have a look at the Singularity University website. The ideas there are a magnificent other direction in which the world is going - very rapidly. I suspect that SU might even consider taking up de Bono projects if asked. (Their rule for acceptance/support of a project is that the proposal must credibly be expected to influence more than a billion people beneficially, and preferably be exponentially-growing.
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Thank you for the welcome message, Phil. Although I regret that I wasn't able to attend that get together in Malta, I am flattered to have been considered a creation of Edward's imagination.
The Creative Team, in its first incarnation, had a lot of potential. I am proud of what we did from 1997 to 1999, but wish that it could have been taken further. Perhaps, twelve years later, it is an idea that could be developed in new ways.
At the moment, I am reading myself in to this system - going over the groups and individual members' Blogs. When I have done that, I hope that I can contribute, to the best of my ability.
> Hello Martin,
> I remember you when you were running the de Bono Creative Team.
> There was a conference in Malta where members of the team gathered
> but when you didn't show up there were earnest discussions about
> whether EdB had merely invented you!
> Now, from the pictures, we can see that you are real.
Thank you- now I am extending the Septoes to 100. I like very much this literary genere created by Edward de Bono- I don't understand why it did not became more popular As haikus for example..
The septoes have a high informational density, ideas/words.
I am very much interested to know your and other colleagues' opinion about my problem solving system. my modes of thinking and about the idea of Bisinisencephalia. I really need the help of this elite Group of Thinkers.
oops forgot to ask you - are you aware of the de Bono Institute (Australia) thinkplus programme for Australian schools? - if not send me your email address to email@example.com and I'll send you the thinkplus pdf. Ali
Ah Phil - you have put up one of my most fave db quotable quotes - well more than a quotable quote ... "today is a better day" is a philosophical wonder - thank you for reminding me that I have to say "today is a better day" tomorrow! regards Ali
Hi Phil, yes, I'm leaving this coming Wednesday, if everything works out. Am now busy getting ready to go. I'll drop in here from time to time, but not regularly as I'll be using public computers without much time available.
I'm not sure what you're asking me for, to leave you with some parting shot. What would you suggest?
The "Ithaca Hours" currency is still going in Ithaca NY. That town has the most successful town currency experiment going since 1991. My own town was too small to support it over time - only 1800 people. But it was certainly a fun thing to try to make it fly and I recommend it as an activity. You can search the examples of how different towns have made this idea work... it's quite fascinating.