6 Thinking Hats are Rubbish

Six Thinking Hats
Knowledge Center

Best Practices

Sign up

GS Chandy

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.



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

  Abhijeet Desai

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.


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

Useful for Group Decisions

The Six Thinking Hats are useful for group decisio (...)

  Baungally Yugeshwar

6 Thinking Hats is vital for Group Discussion

It is vital because when holding a meeting, the Di (...)

  Dr. Schircks, Arnulf

Very Positive on 6 Hats

Very positiv! I am certified trainer since 1996. H (...)


Rarely used correctly

Many people who have read it forget one of the mai (...)

  G Vartha

Classroom Use

I use the Hats with my students (9 & 10 yr olds) a (...)


Wrong question?

A tool is neither good or bad. It's the use that (...)

  Eugenio Olmetto

Why do you think it is rubbish?

Hi GS Chandy, I was thinking about certifying as a (...)

  Timothy Harrington
United States

Six Hats Tools

Stephen (uk) - agree, one would not use a skill sa (...)

  Samir Randive
Manager, Australia

Six Hats Absolutely Amazing Theory

I really believe is absolutely wonderful and very (...)

Teacher, United States

Six Thinking Hats

Teachers should teach their students how to apply (...)

  Gary Wong
Consultant, Canada

Critical Thinking is the Black Hat

@Elaine: Kudos to you as a teacher who wants to in (...)

Manager, Indonesia

Everybody Wears the Same Hat at the Same Time!

@Baungally Yugeshwar: you have missed an important (...)

Project Manager, France

Rubbish or not Rubbish..

As @Stephen mentions a tool is neither good or bad (...)

Start a new forum topic


More on Six Thinking Hats:
Special Interest Group
Gary Wong

Six Thinking Hats
Knowledge Center

About 12manage | Advertising | Link to us / Cite us | Privacy | Suggestions | Terms of Service
2021 12manage - The Executive Fast Track. V15.8 - Last updated: 6-12-2021. All names of their owners.