de Bono: 5 astonishing facts…

recognition thinking from Edward de Bono from Holst

As we come to the end of the year 2000 I would like to highlight some things that I continue to find astonishing. As readers of this message you may or may not agree with me – but do think about it.

There are ten points. Five are given in this message and five in my next message.
  • How little attention we have paid to thinking for 2,400 years (ever since the Greek Gang of Three).
  • How satisfied we have been with recognition thinking: identifying standard situations and providing standard answers. That is what education is all about.
  • How we have never realised that argument is a crude, primitive and inefficient way of exploring a subject. Yet it remains the basis of our law courts and democracy.
  • How little attention we pay to thinking even today – and yet the quality of our future depends directly on the quality of our thinking.
  • How very simple methods that are easy to teach can have remarkable powerful effects. Why it has taken so long to design such methods?

Edward de Bono, 20th December 2000

Edward de BonoAbout the Author: Dr Edward de Bono is a world leading authority on thinking skills.  Creator of the famous Six Thinking Hats ®, Lateral Thinking and many other workshops, he has authored over 80 books published in 35 languages. Holst is Dr Edward de Bono’s partner in Europe. Click here for more information about Dr de Bono and his tools. Learn to change how people think. Add Dr Edward de Bono’s tools to your portfolio & become a certified de Bono trainer. [traininglist slug=”lateral-thinking”] [traininglist slug=”six-thinking-hats-accreditation-3-days”] [traininglist slug=”six-thinking-hats”] [traininglist slug=”lateral-thinking-2-days”] [traininglist slug=”power-of-perception”] [traininglist slug=”power-of-perception-2-days”] [traininglist slug=”focus-on-facilitation”]  ]]>

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