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I Am Right You Are Wrong: From This to the New Renaissance: From Rock Logic to Water Logic

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In this trailblazing book, Edward de Bono shows why our most crucial problems cannot be solved by traditional Western thought with its rigid insistence on facts. Genuinely revolutionary--a synthesis of neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy--this work is bound to change the way we think.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Penguin Books (first published 1990)
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Jack
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After I read this book, I changed from being constantly argumentative to constantly resolving argument, and stopped placing so much importance on ceaselessly being right. Life-changing!
Odai Gassaime
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Mindblowing good !!!
girish
Feb 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Thinking is an art that needs to be understood and sharpened.The methods to do so are unconventional, but they are so only b'cos of our ignorance of the art of thought application and of serious deep thinking that has the aim- to UNDERSTAND AND WEIGH the matter rather than discuss and preach regarding it.
This book was a revelation to me and hopefully i will manage to take a leaf out of it.For all those who are wondering whether to read it or not, i say- READ IT. even if you dont like it, you wou
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Abe Hanara
May 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
essential read to discover how 'naturally narrow' our thinking tends to be, and how the real effort in productive and succesful thinking can be made and how to do it. A real eye opener. I was struck with how limiting my thinking was upon reading this book
Simon
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This revolutionized my understanding of the way the mind works and the way that different modes or ways of thinking shape our understanding of the world around us.
Tanke Vazquez
Feb 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La otra manera de ver la vida, buscando la otra solución, usando el pensamiento alternativo..
Ghani
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Ivona Poyntz
Aug 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Quite apart from the fact that this author is a shameless name dropper (and mostly re himself), yea, he challenges Western empirical thought but does not, in any way shape of form propose a new 'methodology' of thinking. Thats not to say I don't condone the arm chair critic, but at the end of the day, unless you can show the way forward, then don't storm the castle. It will just phoenix. De Bono's main point (although he'd probably disagree) is that the only way to break from classical 'table-to ...more
Petter Wolff
Mar 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Difficult to rate, or classify. But maybe that's the point, right? I like the ideas but I'm not too fond of the way they're presented. It's too unstructured (yeah!), like a brain dump sometimes. I read a Swedish translation, which was not very good, but I'm happy to have been able to find the book at all (thanks Jens!) considering its out of print status.
Rather than a re-read, I'd like to find another author that develops de Bono's ideas, which are definitely worthwhile and possibly even great s
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Derek Baker
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
The guy thinks he can say whatever he wants.
Very difficult to read without stopping to say: That’s not what reason or thinking is!, or That’s not what knowledge is!
Lots of bad ideas.
Lots of bragging that he said this or that before it was popular.
Still, a few ideas you can use.
Skip the introduction, or you’ll just be angry (unless you’re into the anti-reason philosophies).
Read the first couple of chapters, through the octopi on the beach model.
I found that model useful as I read other books on
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Nick
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating study on human brain function. Edward De Bono makes great use of metaphor to explain how the brain works. Not a sorting and counting table but a pile of sand with water dripping. Octopuses on a beach with helicopters overhead shining lights. Years after reading I Am Right, You Are Wrong, the mental images created by De Bono endure.

If you ever wonder why people on the one hand are capable of thinking so creatively, and on the other hand can so easily delude themselves, this is the b
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Mavromou
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Es un excelente libro que explica de una manera muy sencilla como evidenciar nuestras percepciones, para poder ser conscientes de las mismas, y en función de ello actuar.

Este libro aclara y profundiza, mediante la lógica fluida, las explicaciones que hace De Bono sobre como funciona nuestro cerebro cuando recibe información como sistema auto organizado, en los libros El pensamiento lateral, El pensamiento creativo y en el libro Aprender a pensar.

Muy recomendable para aquellos que trabajan con te
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Nikish Chanekar
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
i just this book from central state library..its title is what got me attracted to it..i am barely acquainted with what debono has to say about thinking processs.. his opinions are interesting and encoraging and offer lot of hope..
Ashish Sharma
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
very nice read...it was eye-opener about how thinking is less emphasized on than it should be...plus how you can think better...it started by how the neural networks work...and went on to become more and more interesting
Suzanne Hazelton
Apr 13, 2013 rated it liked it
A great analogy of how the brain works (self organising networks), a useful description of the ineffectiveness of "argument" and "critical thinking" for making progress. I found some of the book quite heavy going
Ashok
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
very nice read...it was eye-opener
Miguel A
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book about brain models and ways of thinking. A musthaveread for everyone looking for the truth about life, people and Universe
Aletheia
Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: psychology, mind
Some great ideas here, but I did end up skipping through large sections of the book as it did tend to be a dry read in some places.
Mike Tobin
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book about brain models and ways of thinking. A musthaveread for everyone looking for the truth about life, people and Universe
Tazar Oo
Interesting about perception!
Ones who love to know how our brain operate the process of thinking need to read this book.
B
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a re-read. It's still relevant.
Paul Gibson
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this as I finished the first draft of Wisdom's Hiding Place. We seem to be on the same page.
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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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