Monday, February 01, 2016

Elon Musk: 'Life has to be about more than just solving problems'



Elon Musk changed the public's view towards electric cars by breaking the mold of current electric cars by developing a beautiful, fast, luxurious car. This interview is a great description of innovation and creative thinking and must see by those who want to disrupt the status quo.

By de Bono Consulting

Monday, January 25, 2016

Real World Example of Using Six Value Medals

Team's Focus: Should ABC Company remove company cars? See Six Value Medals results below.

Silver: Cost savings

Gold: Eliminates the car's maintenance responsibilities on the driver and the process of buying and selling the cars.

Steel: Allows capital to be moved to other company needs

Wood: Makes the company more environmentally friendly because the company is sharing the employees' car's in order to complete the companies tasks

Brass: Shareholder's result in a net profit increase

Conclusion: Silver/Steel were the two most significant values. Gold/Wood/Brass were a low positive to neutral values. ABC Company's conclusion is to start removing company cars in order to increase shareholder's return on investment.

By de Bono Consulting

Monday, January 18, 2016

Six Thinking Hats Influence Sabrina Tan Decision


In a recent interview by Sonia Kolesnikov, Making Use of a Fresh Perspective, talks about Sabrina Tan's career and her move into Skin, Inc. During the interview, Sabrina Tan talks about her IBM experience and the training she received in presentation skills and the Six Thinking Hats. In the interview, Sabrina Tan mentions that IBM taught her how to use different thinking hats to solve problems and think outside the box which helped lead to her success.

How can the Six Thinking Hats make your business become a game changer within your markets? Does your company training give you the tools you need to make your company competitive and innovative within your industry?

Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking are tools that will jump start your organization's innovative and creativity thinking to make you dominate your market niche.

By de Bono Consulting

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Mark Cuban's Insights about Wisdom, Startups, and Innovation


Mark Cuban looks for entrepreneurs that are creative and innovative thinkers that will disrupt their industry. In my opinion, an entrepreneurs success will depend on his or her innovative ideas and how well he or she can execute those ideas. Does your company adhere to Mark Cuban's advice? If so, what tools does your company use to collect and execute its creativity and innovative ideas?

By de Bono Consulting

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

A Misconception about Six Thinking Hats!


Recently, I read an online post about someone's interpretation of the Six Thinking Hats process and the post fell into a misconception about the Six Thinking Hats. The post talked about how the Six Thinking Hats identifies each persons preferred thinking style and associates each thinking style with a colored hat. According to the post, The Six Thinking Hats were interpreted as follows:



Blue Hat: Big Picture Thinker
White Hat: Fact Thinker
Green Hat: Creative Thinker
Yellow Hat: Constructive or Positive Thinker
Black Hat: 'Devil's Advocate' or Negative Thinker
Red Hat: Intuition or Past Experience Thinker

Using the Six Thinking Hats in this manner is a misconception by those who did not have the proper training in the methodology. The Six Thinking Hats process does not classify or place each person into a hat but rather puts each hat on every person. The reason that Dr. Edward de Bono built a Six Thinking Hats Certification program was to ensure the proper use of the Six Thinking Hats process because the improper use destroys the power of the Six Thinking Hats.

Do you know how to use the power of the Six Thinking Hats?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year! Edward de Bono on Quality of Life


"the quality of our life in the future will be determined by the quality of our thinking."

           ~ Edward de Bono

By de Bono Consulting

Monday, December 14, 2015

Does Your Company Analyze the Past or Design the Future?


As Dr. Edward de Bono said,

"You can analyze the past, but you have to design the future."

This creates a two part question: 
A. Does your company focus on analyzing its past or designing its future opportunities?
B. Do you personally focus on the past or do you design goals for the future?

We believe you should design your future so you and your company may achieve your desired results. The only thing holding you back from achieving your dreams is the obstacles that you place in front of yourself.