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6 Thinking Hats are Rubbish
GS Chandy
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....

6 Thinking Hats wonderful
Abhijeet Desai
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...

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 ...

Useful for Group Decisions
J J G Arachchige
The Six Thinking Hats are useful for group decisions. Yet the concept seems to require deliberate application as the facts in the six hats are not cle...

6 Thinking Hats is vital for Group Discussion
Baungally Yugeshwar
It is vital because when holding a meeting, the Director will wear the White Hat to launch the debate and some will wear the Green Hat and will genera...

Very Positive on 6 Hats
Dr. Schircks, Arnulf
Very positiv! I am certified trainer since 1996. Have 6 Hats implemented in Switzerland, germany, Vietnam. In high-tech corporations, Managers all lev...

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 categorize people but a way to get all ...

Classroom Use
G Vartha
I use the Hats with my students (9 & 10 yr olds) and the discussions are so much more in-depth. Before using them, discussion was limited to a few ind...

Wrong question?
A tool is neither good or bad. It's the use that can be good or bad, effective or ineffective, successful or a failure, etc.. E.g. a knife can be use...

Why do you think it is rubbish?
Eugenio Olmetto
Hi GS Chandy, I was thinking about certifying as a trainer, could you tell me why you think the method is rubbish?...

Six Hats Tools
Timothy Harrington, United States, Member
Stephen (uk) - agree, one would not use a skill saw to do a hammers work, or a screw driver to remove a lightbulb. From my perspective, the 6 hats met...

Six Hats Absolutely Amazing Theory
Samir Randive, Manager, Australia, Member
I really believe is absolutely wonderful and very helpful in decision making process. The theory assist thinking from all dimensions. It can al...

Six Thinking Hats
Elaine, Teacher, United States, Member
Teachers should teach their students how to apply each of the hats. It is a very important skill if you are going to work around people. We need to kn...

Critical Thinking is the Black Hat
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, SIG Leader
@Elaine: Kudos to you as a teacher who wants to introduce the 6 Thinking Hats method to improve how students think. ...

Everybody Wears the Same Hat at the Same Time!
Franciscus, Manager, Indonesia, Member
@Baungally Yugeshwar: you have missed an important point in applying six thinking hats.
The idea of six thinkin...

Rubbish or not Rubbish..
Delannoy, Project Manager, France, Member
As @Stephen mentions a tool is neither good or bad. And only the use of it will say it. I have used the method to fi...


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