How to Converge Scary Ideas?

Posted by: posted on March 1, 2017

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!

Posted by: posted on December 5, 2016

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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Happy Thanksgiving From de Bono Consulting

Posted by: posted on November 21, 2016

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Every year, we close our offices so that our team may spend Thanksgiving with their family and friends and give thanks for all that we have received this the year. The de Bono Consulting Team would like to THANK YOU for the opportunity to serve you and your teams this year.

For planning purposes, de Bono Consulting offices will be closed November 24 and 25 ...

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12 Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Posted by: posted on August 22, 2016

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

Posted by: posted on June 7, 2016

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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!

    Posted by: posted on May 11, 2016

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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

    Posted by: posted on April 19, 2016

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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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