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Six Thinking Hats

December 10, 2006 | Comments (0)
Edward de Bono

This book offers a concept to get meetings of 30 minutes instead of 4 hours. It’s about dividing thinking in six segments.

  • white hat — We’ll only use information, facts (NOT feelings!) and truths and tackle the problem from an objective angle.
  • red hat — This is when you can say: “I think this is rubbish”
  • black hat — This is where we address the negative aspects.
  • yellow hat — The other side of black, we get the positives out.
  • green hat — Here we think towards creativity and new ideas
  • blue hat — This is where we do not think about the problem but about the thinking we did! So did we miss something, what’s the structure we going to follow, etc…

Cons: There are a lot of example phrases which do not add much to the book.


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