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[From the archives: 1996]
Edward de Bono: Movement, lateral thinking,
provocation, "po", six thinking hats, wisdom
How Chinese technology was far advanced - way beyond
that of the West - 2000 years ago. But Chinese technological
progress then came to a dead end. Why?
What has been the driving force of Western
The value and importance of play and
how does it tell us more about the human mind than any other
“po”? How do you use it?
Greek thinkers and their legacy in regard to thinking – their great
contribution and its fundamental flaws. In what way was their
thinking” – the 6 Thinking Hats method.
Australia Edward DeBono’s favorite country?
of “wisdom” versus the habits of traditional
versus confidence. Confidence as the basis of
as a skill; training and practice of the skill. Thinking can be
Traditional approaches to creative thinking –
brainstorming and suspending judgment - how they are weak or
provocations as aids to creative thinking.
John Edwards' research into the DeBono methods – the “spread effect” of
spending a small amount of time practicing DeBono’s methods. How
the methods can help youngsters to gain confidence in thinking and in
their ability to master their learning tasks.
“powerful car” analogy.
improve on the design of democracy? Weaknesses of democracy.
DeBono’s idea for a new type of
Plus, original poetry by
Anita Sinclair, Poet
[From the archives: 1999]
Edward de Bono: Why I want to be King of
Please note: This interview
was done in 1999. References to the American President are about the
Clinton Administration. Also, Prodos mentions “my lady, Anita.” This page is
being written in April, 2005 and Prodos has now been married to Sydney Kendall for a
little over a year.
- "Why I want to be King of
Australia" – one of Dr. DeBono’s many
- A new concept of a
- Why Australia?
- The importance of “value
sensitivity” in creative thinking.
- A couple of Internet dangers
to creativity to watch out for.
- A Grand Council of Taxi
- Aristotle – his work was
crucial, but not sufficient for creativity. Why?
Edward de Bono's authorised
PRODOS Thinking Club
workshops in Melbourne, Australia, every Monday night.
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