Edward de Bono is one of the greatest thinkers of modern times. He has invented numerous thinking systems - examples are lateral thinking and the famous "Six Thinking Hats"

The systems are widely used in schools and businesses across the world

Try for yourself the six thinking hats system by downloading the FREE fact sheets in PDF format mentioned above and the Mind Map summary.

This outstanding man has written over fifty wonderful books!

Edward de Bono Quotes:

"You do not have to have lived a long time to benefit from the experience of those who have"

"Do you make harsh sterotyping judgments? Perhaps you should be conscious of that habit. Do you make an effort to generate and consider alternatives? Perhaps you should seek to do this more often."

"Labels are a sort of 'box'. Once we slap a label on something then we 'know how to deal with it'. There are the usual simple labels: 'good' or 'bad'; 'right' or 'wrong'; 'true' or 'untrue'; 'useful' or 'useless', etc. Such labels save a lot of thinking. The labels set out a whole perception about something. We look at things through the labels and only notice what agrees with the label.
When students in a class were randomly assigned to two groups, 'promising' and 'slower', they performed according to the label. Teachers given the labels treated students according to the label"

Some of Edward de Bono's superb range of books appear below -

How to have a beautiful mind by Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono's Textbook of Wisdom

"You can analyse the past but you have to design the way forward"
Edward de Bono

H+ A New Religion by Edward de Bono
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
Edward de Bono's Thinking Course

"Self-improvement is a gradual process that accepts all manner of ups and downs. But it should start today. Not tomorrow because tomorrow never comes"
Edward de Bono