6 Thinking Hats are Rubbish

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GS Chandy, India

6 Thinking Hats are Rubbish

De Bono's 'Lateral thinking' was great stuff! The 'Thinking Hats' (and 'Different Kinds of Shoes', if I remember right) were rubbish, I'm afraid. Can justify in detail if required.


Eveline, UK


Please do explain and provide arguments GS Chandy, otherwise your opinion is useless.

Abhijeet Desai, India

6 Thinking Hats wonderful

I have gone thru the complete book and used this Brain Storming technique for our dealers. Believe me friends it had a tremendous impact on them. I am getting wonderful results. I strongly believe that it solely depends on how the concept is being presented.

jc, Singapore

Not so useful

I used to read Ewdard De Bono's writing when I was young ... around 20 years old time. I could understand only a little, as I grow and experience, De Bono's concepts become more useful. Personally, I just think his ideas are just a thinking tools. Not so useful ...

J J G Arachchige, Sri Lanka

Useful for Group Decisions

The Six Thinking Hats are useful for group decisions. Yet the concept seems to require deliberate ap... Sign up

Baungally Yugeshwar, Mauritius

6 Thinking Hats is vital for Group Discussion

It is vital because when holding a meeting, the Director will wear the White Hat to launch the debat... Sign up

Dr. Schircks, Arnulf, Switzerland

Very Positive on 6 Hats

Very positiv! I am certified trainer since 1996. Have 6 Hats implemented in Switzerland, germany, Vi... Sign up

KBrunclik, US

Rarely used correctly

Many people who have read it forget one of the main concepts that De Bono states, it is not a way to... Sign up

G Vartha, New Zealand

Classroom Use

I use the Hats with my students (9 & 10 yr olds) and the discussions are so much more in-depth. Befo... Sign up

Stephen, UK

Wrong question?

A tool is neither good or bad. It's the use that can be good or bad, effective or ineffective, succ... Sign up

Eugenio Olmetto, Italy

Why do you think it is rubbish?

Hi GS Chandy, I was thinking about certifying as a trainer, could you tell me why you think the meth... Sign up

Timothy Harrington
United States

Six Hats Tools

Stephen (uk) - agree, one would not use a skill saw to do a hammers work, or a screw driver to remov... Sign up

Samir Randive
Manager, Australia

Six Hats Absolutely Amazing Theory

I really believe is absolutely wonderful and very helpful in decision making process. The theory ass... Sign up

Teacher, United States

Six Thinking Hats

Teachers should teach their students how to apply each of the hats. It is a very important skill if ... Sign up

Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Critical Thinking is the Black Hat

@Elaine: Kudos to you as a teacher who wants to introduce the 6 Thinking Hats method to improve how ... Sign up

Manager, Indonesia

Everybody Wears the Same Hat at the Same Time!

@Baungally Yugeshwar: you have missed an important point in applying six thinking hats. The idea of... Sign up

Project Manager, France

Rubbish or not Rubbish..

As @Stephen mentions a tool is neither good or bad. And only the use of it will say it. I have used ... Sign up


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