Think, don't fight.Conflicts argues that instead of our age old system of debate we should adopt what de Bono calls a `design idiom' and use lateral thinking to navigate a feud. De Bono explains how this concept of triangular thinking and map making is the way forward.
Think, don't fight.
In today's world we use an out of date thinking system to navigate our way through modern society, especially when it comes to conflicts and disagreements.
Conflicts argues that instead of our age old system of debate we should adopt what de Bono calls a 'design idiom' and use lateral thinking to navigate a feud. If two parties think their argument is best, we should be introducing a third party role. De Bono explains how this concept of triangular thinking and map making is the way forward.
By highlighting how the current system holds us back and offering practical alternatives De Bono paves the way for a fundamental shift in conflict resolution.
Edward de Bono studied at Christ Church, Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar). He also holds a PhD from Cambridge and an MD from the University of Malta. He has held appointments at the universities of Oxford, London, Cambridge and Harvard.
In 1967 de Bono invented the now commonly used term 'lateral thinking' and, for many thousands, indeed millions, of people worldwide, his name has since become a symbol of creativity and new thinking. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into 34 languages, and his advice is sought by Nobel laureates and world leaders alike.
How to use lateral thinking to find lasting and satisfying solutions to conflicts with Edward de Bono, the master of creative thinking.
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