Edward De Bono Quotes

Edward De Bono Quotes: Some people are aware of another sort of thinking which... leads to those simple ideas that are obvious only after they have been thought of... the term 'lateral thinking' has been coined to describe this orther sort of thinking; 'vertical thinking' is used to denote the conventional logical process.
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Edward De Bono Quote: A person who knows all the answers, has an opinion on everything, has a certainty backed up by rational argument, has very little possibility of further progress. Such a person is unlikely to walk away from a discussion with anything more than a reaffirmation of how right he or she has been all along.
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Quotes about Edward De Bono: The system will always be defended by those countless people who have enough intellect to defend but not quite enough to innovate.
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Quote about Edward De Bono: An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
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Edward De Bono Sayings: (...) being right all the time acquires a huge importance in education, and there is this terror of being wrong. The ego is so tied to being right that later on in life you are reluctant to accept that you are ever wrong, because you are defending not the idea but your self-esteem. (...) this terror of being wrong means that people have enormous difficulties in changing ideas.
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Edward De Bono Saying: Everyone has the right to doubt everything as often as he pleases and the duty to do it at least once. No way of looking at things is too sacred to be reconsidered. No way of doing things is beyond improvement.
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Sayings about Edward De Bono: I'm tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at the moment. It's, like, let's only have goals that we can go after.
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Saying about Edward De Bono: I do a great deal of work with young children, and if you give a child a problem, he may come up with a highly original solution, because he doesn't have the established route to it.
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Edward De Bono Quotes: Unfortunately, our existing traditional thinking habits insist that you must attack something and show it to be bad before you can suggest a change. It is more difficult to acknowledge that something is excellent and then to ask for change because although it is excellent, it is not enough.
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Edward De Bono Quote: The weapons of the positive revolution are not bullets and bombs but simple human perceptions. Bullets and bombs may offer physical power but eventually will only work if they change perceptions and values. Why not go the direct route and work with perceptions and values?
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Quotes about Edward De Bono: Every valuable creative idea must always be logical in hindsight. If it were not, we would never be able to see its value.
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Quote about Edward De Bono: Simplicity before understanding is simplistic; simplicity after understanding is simple.
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Edward De Bono Sayings: In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
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Edward De Bono Saying: I must say, I don't feel very qualified to be a pop star. I feel very awkward at times in the role.
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Sayings about Edward De Bono: A good listener is very nearly as attractive as a good talker. You cannot have a beautiful mind if you do not know how to listen.
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Saying about Edward De Bono: Possibilities play a much bigger role in thinking than most people believe. Without possibilities you cannot make progress.
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Edward De Bono Quotes: A discussion should be a genuine attempt to explore a subject rather than a battle between competing egos.
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Edward De Bono Quote: The purpose of art is to reflect new emerging values and to define the new heroes and heroines so that people can absorb them into their perceptions.
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