de Bono’s Thinking Course
By Edward de Bono (includes links to many of his other books)
Amazon link: De Bono's Thinking Course (Revised Edition)
You probably believe your thinking is pretty good—most people do. Or, you may believe that nothing can be done about your thinking. Or, you may believe that trying to improve your thinking skill would be complicated and boring.
Improving your thinking skill is actually much, much simpler than most people believe. That is what this book is about.
Too often we confuse "wisdom" and "cleverness." We concentrate on cleverness and neglect wisdom because we believe that you have to be ancient in order to be wise. Cleverness has to do with solving complex puzzles and technical matters. Wisdom is what we need to think about the ordinary matters of everyday life—from the smallest decisions to the very largest.
Wisdom is like a wide-angle camera lens. Cleverness is like a sharp-focus lens that sees detail but cannot take in the whole picture.
Thinking is the ultimate human resource. The quality of our future will depend entirely on the quality of our thinking. This applies on a personal level, a community level and on the world level.
On the whole our thinking is rather poor, short-sighted and egocentric. We have come to believe that judgment and argument are sufficient. In a rapidly changing world we are finding that our thinking is inadequate to meet the demands put upon it.
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“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker
The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure …
“Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …
These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.
It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.
Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise. A site exploration starting point
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