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De Bono uses practical advice and stimulating mental exercises to help readers discover their creative potential
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Published 2001 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published January 1st 2000)
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Krishna Kumar
May 04, 2015 Krishna Kumar rated it liked it
A very misleading title. De Bono is the master of thinking outside the box, and here, he confuses being imaginative with being interesting. In fact, the author goes to much pains to explain that he is not talking about being a good conversationalist. My question is: why confuse the reader then? But once you understand the real purpose of the author, the book is very stimulating with a lot of mental exercises. Trying them will help you change the way you look at various events. And there are quit ...more
Egm
May 14, 2014 Egm rated it it was ok
For a book about being interesting, I actually found it to be somewhat boring. Granted, I listened to the book as an audiobook and many of the exercises were not well-suited to that format. Nonetheless, much of the book was a like a stream-of-consciousness of the author and on subjects I didn't find all that interesting. Also, I did not think the book was that informative about the subject.
Michael Tarpinian
Probably an interesting book, but it makes a terrible book for Automobile University. It is filled with exercises, which is de Bono's style. If I were siting at a table with a pad and pen in hand, that would work out fine. While driving, it is silly.

What I am gathering is being interesting is about thinking about things in a more interesting way.
Grant
Jun 04, 2009 Grant added it
This book has activities to help become a more creative and playful thinker and converstationalist. I approaches conversation as a playground in the mind. A place to make connections, hypotheses, senarios... Fun activities for those who like to use their mind. Also, help me realize the playfulness of communication.
Dottie Suggs
Feb 14, 2010 Dottie Suggs rated it it was ok
Slogged my way through this book. Some bad grammar and off the mark examples made it hard to find the work credible. I did pick up some interesting facts and worked through the lateral thinking exercises.
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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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