Six Thinking Hats

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Little, Brown, 1985 - Business & Economics - 207 pages
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"The main difficulty of thinking is confusion. We try to do too much at once. Emotions, information, logic, hope, and creativity all crowd in on us. It is like juggling with too many balls". The solution? Edward de Bono unscrambles the decision-making process with his "six thinking hats": White Hat: white is neutral and objective, concerned with facts and figures.Red Hat: gives the emotional view.Black Hat: gloomy and negative, the "devil's advocate" hat.Yellow Hat: sunny and positive.Green Hat: associated with fertile growth, creativity, new ideas.Blue Hat: blue is cool, the color of the sky, above every thing else -- the organizing hat.Using case studies and real-life examples, Dr. de Bono Shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing. He outlines a brisk, disciplined approach that both individuals and businesses (from start-ups major corporations) can adopt to create a climate of clearer thinking, improved communication, and greater creativity.

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User Review  - scott.bradley - LibraryThing

This is my first read from Pinker, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A very accessible and insightful book that will profoundly affect the way you think about language. Read full review

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This is the first of Steven Pinker's book that I've read and I must say I like the way he writes. There were many instances in the book where he wrote about complex stuff in simple and effective ... Read full review

About the author (1985)

Dr. Edward de Bono is widely regarded as the leading authority in the direct teaching of creative thinking. He is the originator of the term "lateral thinking," and his books have been translated into thirty-seven languages.

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