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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
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 13th 1999 by Back Bay Books (first published 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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نادية أحمد
تألق جداً إدوارد دي بونو عندما أوجد القبعات الست
وهي التي تعتبر من أبرز طرق التفكير الحديثة
والتي كيفما توجهت حثّت على التفكير الإبداعي
وقد أسهمت بشكل جلي في تطوير وتحسين
مستوى الأداء الحياتي والوظيفي
من خلال تطبيقنا لها في المدارس والجامعات
وجدنا فارق كبير جداً في مستوى التفكير
وتقلصت الفوارق الفردية بشكل ملحوظ

أما تقسيمها فكان ذكي جداً وشامل
الحمراء، هي العاطفة والمشاعر
البيضاء، حقائق ومعلومات
الخضراء، الإبداع
الصفراء، الفوائد
السوداء، المشكلات والمخاوف
الزرقاء، الشمولية والتي تتناول كل الجوانب

كتاب قيّم
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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
Nov 24, 2011 Simon Gianoutsos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business, psychology
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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لينـــا العطار
جيد..مختصر جداً
يعطيك لمحة بسيطةعن نمطك العاطفي و عن نمط الآخرين بالنسبة لك و كيف تتعامل معهم بحيث لا يؤذونك نفسياً و يضايقونك أو يؤثرون عليك بشكل سلبي
تعريف بالمشاعر السلبية و سبب الشعور بها و الأهم معرفة كل شعور كي تستطيع التغلب عليه
ثم طرق بسيطة يمكن تطبيقها للتخلص من المشاعر السلبية

يمكن قراءته في جلسة واحدة وسيضيف لك بعض المعلومات عنك و يجعلك ترغب بالتوسع أكثر عن هذا الموضوع
Suresh
Jan 21, 2009 Suresh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good concept which could be captured in 4-5 pages, but converted into full blown book!!
Lukas Vermeer
Aug 04, 2015 Lukas Vermeer rated it liked it
Starting off wearing my white hat, this book has only 173 pages and did not take me long to read at all.

Switching to the red hat, I can't say I'm very excited about the collaborative thinking methodology described.

If I were forced into a yellow hat, I'd say there may be some opportunity to use the hats as symbols in regular communication to indicate a certain thinking style is desired.

However, my black hat thinking immediately suggests that mentioning any colour hat to the uninitiated will only
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Nora Youseef
Dec 05, 2012 Nora Youseef rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Zey Seeker
Jul 02, 2012 Zey Seeker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
واحد من الكتب الواجب قرائتها لاعادة تهيئة طرق التفكير :)
أو بمعنى آخر ..."فرمتة الدماغ" :)
Syed Misbahuddin
Jan 25, 2009 Syed Misbahuddin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
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.
Aug 14, 2011 K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Jul 11, 2012 Shane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
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 قاسم
Apr 02, 2015 رغد قاسم rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pdf
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
May 21, 2012 Mohammed Agbawi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-on-shelve
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
Jul 27, 2012 amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teaching
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
May 16, 2008 Adam Casto rated it it was ok
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
Mahdi Nasseri
Oct 30, 2014 Mahdi Nasseri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
برای کسی مثل من که همیشه دوست دارم مهارت تفکر خودم رو ارتقا بدم کتاب خوبی بود. تا حالا نشده استفاده واقعی از این تکنیک رو امتحان کنم یا جایی ببینم ولی مطمئن هستم که ایده کلی کتاب خیلی بهم در آینده کمک خواهد کرد تا یک فرایند تفکر موثر و مثمرثمر داشته باشم.
خوندنش رو به کسانی که درگیر مشکلات مختلف هستند توصیه می کنم.
Aljazi Al-Maghlouth
كتاب جميل يحمس على التفكير الموضعي، ويترك لك الحرية في قول اي فكرة مادامت تحت ضل قبعة معينة . وعجبتني الترجمه سهله .
عمر
Feb 15, 2012 عمر rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
فكرة الكتاب وعناوينه رائعة، لكن المحتوى وطريقة العرض سطحية جداً
June Ding
Jul 17, 2016 June Ding rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The biggest enemy of thinking is complexity. We tend to confuse ourselves when we jam logic, emotions, information, hope and creativity all at once into our decision making. The six thinking hats method is very simple to understand. It simplifies thinking by allowing thinkers to think one thing at a time. It is the opposite of typical western style of thinking which tends to defend a conclusion with arguments. Here Dr De Bono put forward an eastern way of thinking: everyone contributes to draw u ...more
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
Feb 10, 2012 Wendy White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Marawan Awad
كتاب يستحق المرور عليه ... فكرته بسيطة و هو الوعي و التحكم في الطريقة التي نفكر فيها و قد قسمها ادوارد دي بونو إلى:
بيضاء يعني محايدة و موضوعية .... حمراء عاطفية ... سوداء منطقية تشاؤمية ... صفراء منطقية ايجابية ... خضاء ابداعية ...

لطيف ...
Nouf
Nov 16, 2015 Nouf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I recommend everyone to read it :) really changed my perspective on how to think that to transfer our way of thinking from being argumentative (win/lose) to parallel thinking .
Esraa
Jul 16, 2013 Esraa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 24, 2014 Vipin Goyal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 31, 2013 K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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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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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