How to Converge Scary Ideas?

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GE’s Commercial, Ideas Are Scary is a perfect depiction of the value of ideas that are dirty and crazy. There are several idea generation tools on the market today that help spur teams to be more creative or innovative. However, most of those tools do not provide a process for dealing with the craziest ideas from their idea generation session. Lateral Thinking provides teams with a process on how to take those dirty, crazy ideas and make them practical and useful ideas. ...

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Professor Edward de Bono Receives The Lifetime Achievement Award!

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The Malta Stock Exchange presented Professor Edward de Bono with the The Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition for his work in Lateral Thinking.

de Bono Consulting congratulates Professor Edward de Bono for being awarded The Lifetime Achievement Award.

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12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

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12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

A fellow de Bono Trainer gave me 12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking which is completely accurate. As innovative thinkers, we can learn something from this great list on creativity.

1. You are creative. Believe it!
2. Creative thinking is work. You will have more bad ideas than good ones, but those bad ideas lead you to the great ideas.
3. You must ...

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Six Thinking Hats = the Life of a Data Scientist

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Debleena Roy posted a real world example of how the Six Thinking Hats help make her successful in the Data Scientist world. See the correlation between the Six Thinking Hats and the needs of a data scientist.

  1. White Hat
  1. de Bono: Calls for information
  2. Data Scientist Needs: Data, just data
  • Blue Hat
    1. de Bono: Manage the thinking process
    2. Data Scientist Needs: Generate ...
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    Infusing Innovative Thinking Into Six Sigma!

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    Did any of you read the article by Don Peppers on Six Sigma? Peppers did a great job bringing to light the lack of innovation tools in the Six Sigma process. The Six Sigma process was designed to plan, predict, document, adjust, and improve the current work process. For this purpose, Six Sigma is a great tool ...

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    America’s Secret Weapon

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    Bill Gates recently published America’s Secret Weapon an amazing article about innovation and how America needs to invest more into research and development. In a comment to Gate’s article, someone wrote that we need an individual with the vision, alignment, and execution of innovation. I think that we need to train the leaders of this country some ...

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    Brainstorming Tools that Improve Creativity!

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    Business leaders today have taken an amazing brainstorming tool phase “Think outside the box” and turned it into a buzzword for their creativity. Lateral Thinking was the original brainstorming tool that used this phrase to train our clients to think unconventional or from a different perspective. How can Lateral Thinking improve the company’s creativity?

    Lateral Thinking will provide ...

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