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  •  I agree with your list. (1+ / 0-)
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    There are a few other factors, but you got alot of the most popular ones.

    What's this "de Bono" style of which you speak?  I'm not familiar with it.

    The "arranging to meet up for a beer" is a stretch, but we'll have our chance to do it this July at NN '10 in Las Vegas.  Might you be there with us?  :0)

    Celtic Merlin

    Sorry I couldn't take your call. I'm using my cell phone to make pancakes. Please leave a message.

    by Celtic Merlin on Thu May 27, 2010 at 08:22:01 PM PDT

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    •  de Bono (1+ / 0-)
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      Edward de Bono is an innovator in creative thinking, innovative thinking, and problem-solving. I have used some of his techniques such as his "lateral thinking" approach and his "6 thinking hats" technique to great effect commercially. His approaches are also especially adaptable to conflict resolution.

      Here's an overview of the 6 hats from wiki

      White hat – Facts & Information

      Participants make statements of fact, including identifying information that is absent and presenting the views of people who are not present in a factual manner. ...

      Commercial examples are: ...
         * Energy efficiency legislation is expected to impact our ability to run our business in the next five years
         * The number of elderly people in Europe is increasing

      Red hat – Feelings & Emotions

      Participants state their feelings, exercising their gut instincts...

      Commercial examples are:...
         * I'm frustrated that we have let the situation get this bad!

      Black hat – Critical Judgment

      Participants identify barriers, hazards, risks and other negative connotations.

      Commercial examples are:

      There will be too much political opposition to this approach

      Yellow hat – Positive

      Participants identify benefits associated with an idea or issue.

      Commercial examples are:

      That would reduce the environmental impact of our activities

      Green hat – New Ideas

      This is the hat of thinking new thoughts. It is based around the idea of provocation and thinking for the sake of identifying new possibilities. Things are said for the sake of seeing what they might mean, rather than to form a judgement.

      Commercial examples are:

         * What if we provided it for free?
      Blue hat – The Big Picture

      This is the hat under which all participants discuss the thinking process. The blue hat is also an organization of thinking. What have we done so far? What can we do next?

      Commercial examples are:

         I think we need to revisit our objectives, I'm not sure that they are right in light of our work so far...

      Because everyone is focused on a particular approach at any one time, the group tends to be more collaborative than if one person is reacting emotionally (Red hat) while another person is trying to be objective (White hat) and still another person is being critical of the points which emerge from the black hat discussion

      Here's his website: debono

      Regarding the July NN, I would truly like to be there. Have wanted to go every year but have not been able to; hope this year i can come; would be great to meet everyone!

      •  I was at last year's NN. (2+ / 0-)
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        But only because I'm a Pittsburgh native.  I worked with the NN committee as a volunteer.  I also sold a few t-shirts for NFTT and packed a couple of boxes for shipment to Iraq.

        It's a blast.  You should make every effort to attend.  No better time for a bunch of "Lefties" than to get together and enjoy ourselves, learn, and bask in the glory of living in a temporary yet all-Progressive community for a few days.  No Fox News at NN!!!

        I'm driving to Vegas from Pittsburgh.  I'll be taking I-70 all the way there.  I'm willing to pick you up if you live along the way.  Cheap transportation, but I can't help you with accommodations or the price of the ticket.

        Do it.  Get there.  I've never heard anybody say that it wasn't worth it.

        Thanks for the de Bono info.  I like how he breaks problem solving down into components to be overcome before moving on to the next component or "hat".  It's an obviously-constructive methodology.  It also seems that it would be quite a time-consuming exercise when/if used on complex problems with many variables to consider.  Nonetheless, it's designed to accomplish something positive.

        Celtic Merlin

        Sorry I couldn't take your call. I'm using my cell phone to make pancakes. Please leave a message.

        by Celtic Merlin on Thu May 27, 2010 at 08:56:43 PM PDT

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