Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Edward de Bono

Edward de Bono, the Maltese physician, psychologist, author and inventor, was born on the 19th of May, 1933.

De Bono is famous for his theories and self-help books regarding lateral thinking - particularly the Six Thinking Hats technique, which encourages people to deliberately consider problems from different positions.

Take a look at these results in One Search to see the books we have by Edward de Bono and link to some of his journal articles.

"Thinking slowly means pausing at many points to look around and see what options are available. If you drive fast you cannot read the different signposts. When driving you want to read the signposts to be aware of the directions you are not taking. Getting to a destination is important, but getting to a destination and having a good map of the terrain is even better."

de Bono, E. (1986). Ideas about thinking - excerpts from Edward de Bono's "letter to thinkers". Journal of Product Innovation Management, 3(1), 57-62. doi: 10.1016/0737-6782(86)90044-5

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