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Think! : before it's too late / Edward De Bono.

By: De Bono, Edward, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Vermilion, 2009Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 009192409X (pbk.); 9780091924096 (pbk.).Subject(s): Creative thinking | Problem solving | Thought and thinkingDDC classification: 153.4 Subject: The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to lateral thinking guru, Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a car using only one wheel. There's nothing wrong with that one wheel - conventional thinking - but we could all get a lot further if we used all four. De Bono examines why we think the way we do from a historical perspective and uses some of his famous thinking techniques combined with new ideas to show us how to change the way we think. If we strengthen our ability and raise our thinking level, other areas of our life - both personal and business success - will improve.
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<p>The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem . And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a car using only one wheel. There's nothing wrong with that one wheel - conventional thinking - but we could all get a lot further if we used all four...<br> <br> De Bono examines why we think the way we do from a historical perspective and uses some of his famous thinking techniques, such as lateral thinking, combined with new ideas to show us how to change the way we think. If we strengthen our ability and raise our thinking level, other areas of our life - both personal and business success - will improve.<br> <br> De Bono is the master of the original big 'concept' book and his enticement to us to use our minds as constructively as possible should appeal to a whole new generation of fans.</p>

The world is full of problems and conflicts. So why can we not solve them? According to lateral thinking guru, Edward de Bono, world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is getting worse: we are so accustomed to readily available information online that we search immediately for the answers rather than thinking about them. Our minds function like trying to drive a car using only one wheel. There's nothing wrong with that one wheel - conventional thinking - but we could all get a lot further if we used all four. De Bono examines why we think the way we do from a historical perspective and uses some of his famous thinking techniques combined with new ideas to show us how to change the way we think. If we strengthen our ability and raise our thinking level, other areas of our life - both personal and business success - will improve.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 16 What Can I Do? (p. 213)
  • 17 What Can You Do? (p. 217)
  • 18 What Can Society Do? (p. 223)
  • 19 Values (p. 239)
  • 20 The Right to Think (p. 245)
  • Epilogue (p. 249)
  • De Bono Thinking Systems (p. 251)
  • The Edward de Bono Foundation (p. 253)
  • Index (p. 255)

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Library Journal Review

In an effort to help individuals and businesses sharpen their perceptions and focus their thinking in more effective ways, de Bono (De Bono's Thinking Course) has proposed a new concept of thinking. He emphasizes the development of perception rather than logic to provide broader, more inclusive viewpoints in the areas of problem solving. He emphasizes the use of lateral thinking to help disrupt the usual thinking sequences and arrive at solutions from other angles. Asserting that these skills can be learned, de Bono provides exercises and examples to develop thinking skills. Excellent for leaders and teachers looking for creative ways to view the present and future. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.