Does Your Company Analyze the Past or Design the Future?

Posted by: posted on December 14, 2015

As Dr. Edward de Bono said,

“You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future.”

This creates a two part question:
A. Does your company focus on analyzing its past or designing its future opportunities?
B. Do you personally focus on the past or do you design goals for the future?

We believe you should design your future so you and your company may achieve your desired results. The only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is the ...

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Have You Ever Heard Of A Simplicity Tool?

Posted by: posted on December 1, 2015

Do you have processes that are complicated and hard to follow or execute? Above is a video that gives a brief introduction to the Edward de Bono Simplicity Tool. A few of the benefits of using Simplicity are the following:

  • Reduce the duplication of efforts to increase ROI
  • Remove age-old roadblocks and barriers, which will increase employee and customer satisfaction
  • Free your employees to think through new ideas more quickly, leading them to faster market innovations
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by: posted on November 25, 2015

From the de Bono Consulting Team!

The holidays can be a hectic time of the year for everyone and a lot of arguments can arise within family conversations. So during this holiday season when the heated arguments arise, remember your de Bono Training and use it to turn the family arguments into productive conversations. Who knows this might be the best Thanksgiving Season ever. As Edward de Bono said,
“A discussion should be a ...

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Lateral Thinking In Use!

Posted by: posted on November 23, 2015

Recently, Michael Geller wrote an article entitled, Creative Thinking Required For Affordable Housing. In the article, Geller talks about the lack of affordable housing in Vancouver due to running out of land and the struggle the city is having with developing more affordable housing. The author Geller is calling out for the city to use Edward de Bono’s creative thinking tools.

Geller’s favorite de Bono technique is captured in this quote,

“When a fish processing company invited him [Edward de ...

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Where did “Think Outside the Box” come from?

Posted by: posted on November 11, 2015

Many people use the famous phrase “Think Outside the Box” in their everyday speech. In fact, you probably use this phrase often when you need to solve a problem and do not have a viable solution in front of you. What process do you use or how do you “Think Outside the Box” within your organization?
At de Bono Consulting, we like to use multiple different Lateral Thinking Tools to push our thinking outside of the box. However, we are ...

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Does Your Brainstorming Sessions Resemble The Big Bang Theory’s Changing the World Meeting?

Posted by: posted on October 29, 2015

Although the short clip of The Big Bang Theory is funny, there is a very important take away from the video that businesses should think about regarding their innovative or creative thought processes. Every company should ask the following questions and be able to answer them quickly and effectively.

1. How does your team stay focused in think tank groups or brainstorming sessions?
2. How does your team capture the ideas from these ...

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Have Debates Stalled Your Projects, Try Using Your Hats

Posted by: posted on October 23, 2015

Everyone has been on a team project where the project stalled due to lack of possible solutions. This problem reminds me of a team project called Synapse that the Defensed Advanced Research Projects Agency and IBM faced.

How did these scientist find new possible solutions? What brainstorming activity did they use when everything looked hopeless?

According to the New York Times article by Dharmendra S. Modha, the team of 25 participants crowd a room to go through a Six ...

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Mind Puzzle Answer

Posted by: posted on June 19, 2015

Did you solve last Friday’s mind puzzle?

The answer:
– Place the horses back to back.
– Have the riders piece positioned horizontally.
– Place the puzzle piece on top of the horses.

Now that you have the answer, give this puzzle to your co-workers and see how long it takes them to solve the puzzle. Do they have creative minds?

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