Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Up to 70% off Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

10
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
6
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
De Bono's Thinking Course: Powerful Tools to Transform Your Thinking
Format: PaperbackChange
Price:£9.25+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2009
Edward de bono has written volumes on creativity, although most of his work is reteated over and over again (so much so that the anecdotes he uses are the same he's used for over 20 years). That said, he is responsible for demystifying creativity making it available to all. While most other authors on the topic have a disconnected set of techniques to be more creative (such as the "wear something different today" etc...), he has a strong foundation underlying everything he does. For this reason I turn back to his books over and over again through the years.

This book is a perfect introduction for someone new to his work. It outlines his main ideas and gives a number of techniques which fall out of his approach. It is perfect reading for the intellectual who relies on logic alone.

For creativity and how to be more so, I would recommend this and his other excellent, more detailed book, Serious creativity. Both great works which easily complement each other.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2011
Edward de Bono's findings from years of cognitive research have been condensed into this concise, practical and accessible volume.

Reading 'Thinking Course' I felt that I was learning; without being taught. It felt as though the new knowledge I acquired was through my own reasoning. Everyday issues such as; the balance between information and thinking, emotions and decision making and even 'other people' are tackled in the book. I gained tools applicable to every situation.

Some educational books merely reinstate common sense facts. This books questions societies normal beliefs, such as the benefits of debating, and advances a research-based theory.

Bono's book is on a 'recommended reading' list for an undergraduate engineering course. The general problem-solving nature of the engineering discipline means that seeking out and exploring a range of solutions are everyday, particularly in the design process. But that's just one specialist application of the universal processes in creative thinking.

Having good people skills is important in our daily interactions. Being able to understand where people are coming from (their logic bubbles) is vital in business and everyday life. The logic bubbles concept if adopted, would, through greater understanding, reduce bad feelings and bring people closer together.

The book contains diagrams which help illustrate and summarize the main points of the text. Clear and simple language enables the information to be absorbed, with ease, by the reader. Examples and exercises crystallize each technique. And the abbreviations act as memory aids.

This is a handbook of life skills. Useful in the long and short term and written in an easy-to-read style.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I don't think any other person has written a book on thinking that is as powerful and enduring as this. In fact I hope to run a course at the City Lit London based on Do Bono's fantastic thinking course combined with NLP.

Lets not lose this type of thinking, although I fear it may be disappearing fast. TV comentators, ask were are all the : 'Where are all the innovative ideas to take us out of financial crisis. A decade of left-brain thinking has reduced many to tick box thinkers. We need to rediscover De Bono type thinking again.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 27 September 2012
Anything by Edward De Bono is worth a read but this excellent book has several ideas for the reader rather than the one concept typically found in other books on creativity and thinking. I once bulk ordered this and gave a class of business students a copy each- I got good feedback from them. I think employers should buy this for their management team, and you should buy for yourself.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 7 December 2014
This BBC active series for the year 1996 is the right stuff for gourmans in psychology around thinking processes. You'll get reassured in the introduction that thinking is a skill, and as any other skill, it can be improved, which is quite inspiring. The first chapter explain so-called intelligence trap - where one accept first acceptable option and get stuck with it for long time, in oppose of searching for some more alternative and possibly arrive on even better option.

Edward explain the problem of absolutism is basically not exploring further for more alternatives and subsequently better options. And there are always more alternatives, when you think about it. The only thing stopping us is accepting one particular, or best option, and cling to it for long, long time. Those options or conclusions then can be the source of slowing or stopping any personal progress in that particular way or area.

Because for continous growth on mental level too, it's a good habit to start looking for more and more alternatives, especially in cases when you realize that you are stuck in some way. And that's only one concept out of many, many other in every chapter, plus some of them comes with picture or diagram, which then allows to see the bigger picture much sooner - as the saying goes "better to see once then to hear 100 times". So the process of understanding is smooth and easy.

The book has 140 pages of main text, and then another 20 pages for references, index, and guide for setting up your own thinking club. That's right, it goes that far into social, along with personal development. And because the author's background is in both medicine and psychology, those techniques are equally effective in everyday life or/and business environment. The result of absorbing and understanding them is better decision-making ability, and much more power in dealing with emotions and feelings of oneself and others. The term "lateral thinking" then represent the method of teaching and developing your thinking as a skill.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2013
I think this book can best be described as a selection of tools that provoke your thinking in ways you hadn't considered before.
One, perhaps the easiest tool to implement, is the PMI or Plus, Minus Interesting.
So, as the author uses the term, let's 'do a PMI' for the book:
Plus; Thought provoking
Helpful diagrams
Easy to implement
Creative
Useful for looking at issues from different perspectives
Minus; A little academic at times
Lots of acronyms
Sometimes confusing as to which 'tool' to use for problems
Interesting; Leads your thinking into new channels
Useful for exploring a topic with others without being adversarial.
Exercises to make you think
If I were to buy only one De Bono book, this is perhaps the best summation of his work.
So, overall, worth reading for stimulating the old grey matter!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 September 2013
Ordered this for a doctor I work with and he was very pleased with the item. Looking forward to buy another book now !!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 27 July 2014
Good book. Not very precise, does not give guidance on how to go on from here but it's okay.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
on 27 December 2014
Some good points but rather tiring to read.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 3 October 2014
ok
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Six Thinking Hats
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono (Paperback - 5 Nov. 2009)
£6.99

Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity
Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity by Edward de Bono (Paperback - 12 Nov. 2009)
£9.98

How to Have Creative Ideas: 62 exercises to develop the mind
How to Have Creative Ideas: 62 exercises to develop the mind by Edward de Bono (Paperback - 26 April 2007)
£9.98
 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)
  -  
UK's Largest de Bono Trainer. For Individuals and Groups