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Six Thinking Hats

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YOUR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS DEPENDS ON HOW WELL YOU THINK Six Thinking Hats can help you think better-with its practical and uniquely positive approach to making decisions and exploring new ideas. It is an approach that thousands of business managers, educators, and government leaders around the world have already adopted with great success. "The main difficulty of thinking i ...more
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1981)
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Ketabna /كتابُنا



في ثمانينيات القرن الماضي خرج إدوارد دي بونو بنظريته المبتكرة عن القبعات ... قبعات التفكير الست...

يتحدث دي بونو عن مشكلات حلقات النقاش والتفكير، والتي تتلخص في معظم الأحيان في اتخاذ نمط تفكير واحد أو وجود صدامات، بسبب اختلاف أنماط التفكير في حالة وجود أكثر من مشارك...قد تطغى على جلسة العصف الذهني روح التفاؤل والتي تجعل من القرار الصادر حلماً عسير المنال، أو يسيطر على الحضور التفكير العاطفي؛ فيخرج القرار متهوراً، وقد تسود الجلسة خلافات حادة بسبب اختلاف التوجهات، فتخرج بلا شيء...

بالطبع التفكير ليس
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Cassandra Kay Silva
So annoying! If anyone in an actual business meeting told me to pause and put my green thinking hat on I would literally immediately take it off done my red hat and lash into them with a tirade of the stupidity of it all. What are we kindergarteners? Are we so bad at thinking and creative collectivity that we need to label hats to make sense of one another and listen to one another? Can't we use our own ability as coordinating social creatures to approach problems on our own from different angle ...more
Dodoo Ahmed
كتاب جميييل جدا و مفيد و ممتع .. بهرني بفكرة القبعات و قدرتها على تغيير محور الحديث و المناقشات بمرونة و سلاسة و بدون أي مشاكل او استثارة للخلافات و الانفعالات و ردود الفعل الحادة

وقع في يدي نسخة الكترونية بمحض الصدفة و لكني بصدق سعيدة بتلك الصدفة جداااااا

منهج هام جدا لاقراره بكل الشركات و المؤسسات .. فعال جدا في الاجتماعات و اعتقد أنه قد يؤثر على الحالة السياسية التي تمر بها البلاد قد يحولها 180 درجة للأفضل.. المبدأ أن نتفق على اختلاف طرق تفكيرنا و ضم وجهات نظرنا في مجموعات.. ليتضح لنا في النها
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Untouchable Soul .

ترتكز العملية الإبداعية على أمر هام جداً وهو نمط التفكير عند الإنسان وأسلوب تعامله العقلي والفكري مع مجريات الأحداث وشؤونه المختلفة .
ولقد حاول بعض العلماء أن يتعمقوا في دراسة وتحليل العملية التفكيرية عند الإنسان وسعوا إلى تنميطها وتقسيمها حتى يسهل التعامل معها , ومن أشهر العلماء الذين قاموا بهذه الدراسات الطبيب البريطاني (( إدوارد دي بونو )) والذي استفاد من معلوماته الطبية عن المخ في تحليل أنماط التفكير عند الإنسان حتى ابتكر طريقة (( القبعات الست ))

وخلاصته الدراسة أن التفكير عند الإنسان مقسم إل
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Arwa Helmi
الكتاب يتحدث عن طرق للتفكير اوجدها المؤلف ونسبها إلى ألوان لسهولة تذكرها وربط مدلول اللون مع طريقة التفكير

أسهب المؤلف في ذكر شروحات وأمثلة لكل قبعة بحيث يتأكد من فهمنا لكل واحدة منهن وعدم خلطنا في الأفكار الواقعة تحت أحدها ونسبها للأخرى

القبعات:
اللون الأبيض = يدل على الحيادية (حقائق خالصة)
اللون الأحمر = لون المشاعر ويعبر عن الأفكار العاطفية بدون ذكر التبريرات
اللون الأسود = الأفكار السلبية والانتقادات
اللون الأصفر = لون الإشراق ويعني الأفكار الإيجابية
اللون الأخضر = لون النمو والتجديد ويرمز للتفكير
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Simon Gianoutsos
This is a very easy read and provides a good simple approach for exploring ideas and problems through thinking from different perspectives in a structured manner. There are six hats, each of which have different characteristics:
- White Hat: facts, figures, information
- Red Hat: emotions and feelings, hunch and intuition
- Black Hat: devil's advocate, negative judgement
- Yellow Hat: optimism, positivity
- Green Hat: creativity
- Blue Hat: controlling of the hats and thinking, orchestration

The idea
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Suresh
A good concept which could be captured in 4-5 pages, but converted into full blown book!!
Zey Seeker
واحد من الكتب الواجب قرائتها لاعادة تهيئة طرق التفكير :)
أو بمعنى آخر ..."فرمتة الدماغ" :)
Syed Misbahuddin
FOOD FOR THOUGHTS
Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono
www.edwdebono.com

Thinking is a skill and can be improved, this is what our book under review teaches us and says,

these are not idle words, but they are said by a consultant to many international corporations like IBM, EXXON, DUPONT, PROCTOR AND GAMBLE, SHELL, BP, FORD. ETC.,

Enough of bombarding you with Billion Dollar earning company names, let me climb down to common man, that is me, I wont sell my title of common man for a Billion Dollar, I
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K.
Edward De Bono offers an interesting manual on the process of thinking. He suggests and persuasively argues that keeping our thoughts ordered and divided between the "Six Thinking Hats" allows us to be more effective with our decision making.

Each hat has a time and a place during the decision making process, the white hat is neutral, red is for our passionate and sometimes irrational emotions, etc etc.

Quotes:

"The difference between a good thinker and a poor thinker often lies int he ability to f
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Shane
I slogged my way through this book with much effort despite its abbreviated length. The core concept is an interesting one, and it involves a process to make meetings, brainstorming, and all sorts of collaborative efforts more organized and productive by helping the participants better organize the way they think so as not to get bogged down with unrelated minutia while trying to focus on another specific segment of the issue at hand.

Instead of anyone bringing up any sort of argument (logical, e
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رغد عبد الزهرة
أول مرة قرأت الكتاب قبل أربع سنوات بدا لي هائلاً و ظننت أنهُ سيغير الكثير من أفكاري و طريقتي في الحياة
الآن أُعيد قرائته و أدرك انني لم أفد منه سوى الفكرة
لأنه تطبيقه يبدو صعباً إن لم يكن مستحيلاً
أن تفكر بستة أشكال في حديث واحد حلم لا أعتقد أن بإمكاني تحقيقه .
كما قلت نظرية ممتازة ، لكن غير قابلة للتطبيق فيما يبدو.
Mohammed Agbawi
Greetings,

I applied this technique in a workshop with managerial level to evaluate new strategic approach In project implementation. Workshop agenda as follow:

1slide for definition and get opinion and fist impression from management about applying new strategy. Red hat
2-8 slide: present how to implement
1 slide : explain one senior of implementation and ask management for more idea to improve idea. Green hat.
1 slide: advantages/added values and disadvantages and ask management for more. Yellow
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amy
As a teacher, I found this model of thinking helpful for organizing classroom meetings. Kids have difficulty planning and problem-solving, just as adults do. The six hats method is something that can be explicitly taught. It's simple, concrete, and the kids enjoy the role-playing aspect of it.

I personally like the way it helps people to step back from their own thoughts and ego -- and to reflect on the process of thinking. In a way, it's a bit Buddhist.

I also appreciate the acknowledgement giv
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Adam Casto
Good concept, bad conveyance. De Bono seemed to think he had discovered a Holy Grail of sorts that will revolutionize, well, basically everything if only people would implement it. Each section takes a basic concept, a colored hat, and drones on and on about it in an almost manic salesman-like fashion. I think the concept of "Six Thinking Hats" would be much better conveyed with a brief description of the concept, followed by short and simple definitions of each color hat, then concluded with ju ...more
Nora Youseef
كتاب جميل
فكرته حلوة اوى
بيساعدك ازاى تشوف الفكرة الى فى دماغك من اكتر من جانب عشان تحلها بالطريقه الصح جدا
حبيته وافادنى ,وعجبنى اوى نظرته الموضوعيه للابداع
الشئ الوحيد الى محبتوش (الامثلة) كان لازم تكون مميزة اكتر-بين قوسين مثلا مش نقطتين او حتى بخط مختلف- بحس
انها تبع كلام الكتاب لحد ما اخد بالى !! وبس
Nora Youssef_N.Y
عمر
فكرة الكتاب وعناوينه رائعة، لكن المحتوى وطريقة العرض سطحية جداً
Michael "Doc" Norton
This is a simple process that works quite well. I've run a number of parallel thinking sessions using the Six Thinking Hats. It has worked quite well in almost all instances.

If the participants are not familiar with the process, it can be difficult to facilitate. I recommend sharing the process with people prior to the meeting and then reviewing the process again before you get started.

If the participants are not genuinely committed, it can be a challenge. In one case, a "participant" declared t
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Wendy White
My PEAC teacher first introduced the Six Thinking Hats Theory to me, and I've been meaning to read up on it ever since.

Clear, instructional and methodical - I can see why adopting the six thinking hat methodology would halve some organisation's meeting times and greatly increase their decision making processes! I'm not sure, however, that I can picture myself saying "Okay, that's enough white hat Bob, can I get your red hat thinking on this?"

As De Bono explains, it's a contrived way of asking f
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Esraa
كتاب رااائع جدا
فعلا كل شخصٍ منا يحتاج لهذه القبعات السته في كل شئون حياته.. وهي أقرب لأن تكون نوع من الذكاء الوجداني في استخدام كل قبعه من هذه القبعات في الموقف الذي يستدعي كلاً منها... رغم أني قرأت هذا الكتاب منذ فترة طويلة ولكن ظلت فكرته راسخه في مخيلتي وذلك نادرا مايحدث لي في أي كتاب أقرأه
أحببت جدا فكرة القبعات..
البيضاء "المُحايده،الواقعية،تحمل الأرقام والحقائق"
والصفراء "الإيجابية المتفائلة"
والسوداء "صاحبة النقد والسلبيات"
والخضراء "ذات التفكير الإبداعي و كل ماهوَ مبتكر"
والحمراء "العاطفية ا
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Vipin Goyal
I like this genre and am really impressed the way author has defined the managerial process. We may know many things written in the book if we have worked as an executive for three decades. Still I feel impressed.
K.
This is the best technique I know about for collaborative decision making and problem solving. It is very effective in a group setting, allowing the group to focus in a particular way without generating conflict. It is also probably the most generative process I've come across... it sparks a great deal of creativity and thinking out of the box.

I think it is also very useful when considering a challenge from an individual point of view. It forces you to think about things from points of view you
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Nooni73
طريقة ذكية في تحديد نوع التفكير الذي تحتاجه في الوقت المناسب وبالكيفية المناسبة
Michelle Johnson
This was a required read for a college critical thinking class. As with many business related "self-help" books, the content was very repetitive and could have been reduced down to maybe 12 pages. Though the concept of wearing different colored hats during a meeting or team collaboration is extremely corny, the concept itself could be very helpful in breaking down the typical roles that people tend to take.... The quiet one who typically doesn't feel heard is given a voice, everyone has input in ...more
Nun Mohd
This book helped me to sort or filter if you may my thinking. If you are a person who does critical thinking all the time and getting tired of it not being incorporated towards your decision, read the book. The book is about putting your thoughts in some sort of categories. The author organized the chapters very well. From introduction of a specific hat to its use and how does it difference from other thinking hats. There is also the summary for each of them which makes it easier to recap if you ...more
André Bueno
Six Thinking Hats is a decision making technique that forces you to adopt multiple perspectives of a situation.

The goal is to take in consideration each of the six hats, for a determined amount of time (e.g. 1 minute), and exploring its respective vantage point. Each 'Thinking Hat' is a different style of thinking:

White Hat: This thinking hat focuses on the facts, looks for gaps in your knowledge, and either tries to fill them in or take account of them.

Red Hat: This hat uses intuition, gut rea
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Ca Shivani
"'what can be' nor 'what is' in discussions-constructive creative thinking..Six hats/ parallel thinking..everbdy luks in the same direction.neutral n objective exploration..one thing at a tym..white-neutral n objective facts lyk computer framing right focussing ques believed facts n checked facts..red hat (anger)-emotions widout justifying depending on intuition is as per the past experience ..Black(serious)- caution critical thinking what to avoid wid logic risk assessment..yellow(sunny)-positi ...more
Hamsetskoot (zahraa shehata)
فيها افكار حلوة ماشي الحال
Tareq Ghanem
هذا الكتاب جديد في طرحه ممتع في عرضه، ، استفدت كثيرا منه ﻷنه علمني كيف الاحظ طريقتي في التفكير وطريقة غيري ، وجعلني افهم جيدا اليات التفكير واستفيد منها ﻷستخدام كل طريقه في وقتها المناسب. ! عند اتخاذ قرار ما بدء من المستحب ان نلبس القبعه البيضاء التي تعين علي تكوين المعلومات اللازمه ﻷتخاذ القرار وعند الشروع في بدء خطه يجب تبادل لبس القبعه السوداء التي ترصد المخاطر مع القبعه الصفراء التي ترصد المكاسب المحتمله ثم لبس القبعه الزرقاء لتقوم بالموازنه بين المخاطر والمكاسب مع الشروع في التخطيط، القبعه ...more
Rachel
I like the overall concept of the six thinking hats, but they could really have been covered in a few pages instead of 177. The author offered way too many examples, in the form of dialogue, (e.g. "I have this idea of selling potato chips in a twin pack. No one seems to like it. Will you yellow hat it for me?") which I began to automatically skip over halfway through the book because they seemed so unnecessary. The problem with skipping over these is that I ended up skipping almost whole pages, ...more
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Edward de Bono is a British physician, author, inventor, and consultant. He is best known as the originator of the term lateral thinking (structured creativity) and the leading proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking in schools.
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