Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas

3.88 avg rating
( 276 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780887305665: Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas

The inventor of the process of lateral thinking offers a guide to enhancing creativity, updating the core concepts of his book, Lateral Thinking. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

De Bono's term "lateral thinking" (the title of a previous book) refers to problem-solving by apparently illogical methods. In a fertile user's manual to the mind, de Bono, a prolific author and business consultant, tackles creative thought as a skill that can be taught, a systematic process of breaking free of old concepts and finding alternatives. In an informal, discursive style, he presents an arsenal of techniques for cultivating ideas and harvesting the usable onesto avoid mixed metaphor; also, harvest is late stage of agricultural process, so should come after 'nurture' or 'cultivation' . Rooted in his theory that creativity flows out of the way human perception works as a self-organizing information system, these techniques include random word generation, multiple focuses, "provocations" that provide a novel framework through which to look at things, and the "six hats method" encouraging cooperative exploration instead of adversarial thinking. His insights seem broadly applicable to business, education, law and other fields.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edward De Bono
Published by Harpercollins (1992)
ISBN 10: 0887305660 ISBN 13: 9780887305665
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0887305660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.88
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

De Bono, Edward
Published by Harpercollins (1992)
ISBN 10: 0887305660 ISBN 13: 9780887305665
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110887305660

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
34.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.79
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

De Bono, Edward
Published by Harpercollins
ISBN 10: 0887305660 ISBN 13: 9780887305665
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0887305660 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0486699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
60.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 29.59
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds