Some parents may be confused by this busy primer, while others will agree with the author's premise that creative thinking skills can be directly taught. De Bono, a business and educational consultant, asserts that this manual is equally applicable to teaching children or senior executives. Crammed with exercises, games and diagrams, the book stresses that thinking involves "operacy"--the skills of doing or making things happen--as well as devising mental patterns more effective than the mind's routine habits. De Bono ( I Am Right You Are Wrong ) takes a no-nonsense approach, pointing out that much thinking is inefficient and that many highly intelligent people are not good thinkers. He urges the use of speculation, hypotheses, provocation and other techniques as a way to get out of mental ruts and generate ideas.
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This book will not help you teach your children to think.
Despite its title, this book will not help you very much. Read more
It is an excellent book which is introducing my kids to me for the first time ...
Since my kids were born I was playing with them and trying to teach them some skills in... Read more
I had ordered this edition(with blue dust jacket) but that did not come. It did come on time and in good condition. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John T.Republic.
A teacher from Ausralia had highly recommended this author. I never got past the first chapter. It could have been the small print, I never got further than the first chapter.Published 21 months ago by Ann Marie Grumm
Do you want your kids to be open minded? Do you want yourself to be open minded? Hit two birds with one stone. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Juan Martín Reborati
I like the flexibility of the material, which is sophisticated enough to apply to adults, yet still adaptable for nearly all ages. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by D. Hewitt
A highly recommended must read for every parent. It's thought provoking and serious on this topic. Great to give as a gift to the newly wed or new parents of toddlers.Published on August 30, 2012 by Safdar Hussain