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In today’s world we use an out of date thinking system to navigate our way through modern society, especially when it comes to conflicts and disagreements. Conflicts argues that instead of our age old system of debate we should adopt what de Bono calls a "design idiom" and use lateral thinking to navigate a feud. If two parties think their argument is best, we should be introducing a third party role. De... more...

Using case studies and real-life examples of his "six thinking hats", de Bono shows how each of us can become a better thinker through deliberate role-playing.

Progress, maintains Edward de Bono—whether on a personal or global scale—depends on thinking and behavior that are positive and constructive. The world today is undergoing dramatic, often violent changes, and human behavior is frequently shaped by guilt and negativity. To lift this dark cloud and create positive revolution, we need to rely more on humor, a key element in changing perception. In this inspiring book,... more...

In this provocative masterpiece of creative thinking, Edward de Bono argues for a game-changing new way to think. For thousands of years we have followed the thinking system designed by the Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, based on analysis and argument. But if we are to flourish in today’s rapidly changing world we need to free our minds of these "boxes" and embrace a more flexible and nimble model. With Parallel... more...

First published in 1977, this extraordinarily prescient book sets out de Bono's method for achieving the ultimate 21st century goal: work-life balance. Defined in terms of life-space and self-space, de Bono invites the reader to look at their life and measure the gap between these spaces—the smaller the gap, the greater our chances at happiness; but if the life-space is vastly bigger than the self-space, our coping... more...


In Practical Thinking de Bono’s theme is everyday thinking, how the mind actually works—not how philosophers think it should. Based on the results of his famous Black Cylinder Experiment (a critical thinking task that asks participants why they think a black cylinder falls over), de Bono explores the four practical ways of being right. From there he picks out and names the five levels of understanding—and the... more...

Attention is a key part of thinking clearly and productively, and yet we pay very little attention to attention itself. If you see someone lying injured in the middle of the road, for example, your attention would go to that person but, if a bright pink dog wandered past at the same time, your attention would automatically stray to the dog. That is precisely the weakness of attention - it is pulled to the unusual. How much attention do we pay to the... more...

Teach Yourself to Think is THE classic work of intelligent self-empowerment from world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono. Our happiness and success depend on clear thinking. But too many of us are compromised by confusion, trying to do too much at once, and not knowing what to do next. In Teach Yourself to Think, Edward de Bono shows that good thinking depends on a simple five-stage process that anyone can learn if they try. It will enable... more...

First published in 1981, this was the first book ever to be written explicitly for the right side of the reader’s brain. Much has been made of the research conducted into the left side of the brain—home to language and logic. The right side works in images, whole patterns and undefined feelings—none of which can be verbalized. This more elusive thinking often functions as what is loosely called "intuition." Here,... more...

"Of one thing in life we can be sure. The quality of our life in the future will depend on the quality of our thinking." Why are we more prone to be negative? And how can we become more positive, both as individuals and as a society? We need to develop new concepts: some brand new and some slightly different. We have to make a deliberate and positive effort to secure a positive future; we must harness the focused... more...