Six Thinking Hats by Edward D Bono – Father of Lateral Thinking

“Our software for thinking, which we inherited from the Greek Gang of Three – Socrates, Plato and Aristotle – is about truth, logic, argument and analysis. It’s excellent, in the same way that the rear left wheel of a car is excellent, but it misses out on creativity, design and perception. Ninety per cent of errors of thinking are errors of perception, not logic.”

stated by Edward D. Bono, father of lateral thinking. He has written more than 20 books on this subject and some of the best sellers are six thinking hats, lateral thinking, thinking course, etc. He also teaches people how to think effectively to achieve results.

His lecture on six thinking hats which starts with introduction to thinking , thinking as skill, difference between IQ and thinking, etc

Six thinking hats is very popular thinking tool used in large companies for conducting meetings, make organizational decisions, etc.  Under this tool, there are six colored hats.  Color of each hat represents on what the thinker should focus on

White Hat -> Information

Red Hat -> Emotions

Black Hat -> Negatives

Yellow Hat -> Advantage

Green Hat -> Alternatives

Blue Hat -> Control of the thinking process

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