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#80971 Edward de Bono

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. .

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#80972 Edward de Bono

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity. .

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#80973 Edward de Bono

Studies have shown that 90% of error in thinking is due to error in perception. If you can change your perception, you can change your emotion and this can lead to new ideas. .

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#80974 Edward de Bono

There's a danger in the internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous. .

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#80975 Edward de Bono

Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. .

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#80976 Edward de Bono

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore. .

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#80977 Edward de Bono

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic. .

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#80978 Edward de Bono

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. .

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#80979 Edward de Bono

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. .

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#80980 Edward de Bono

If you never change your mind, why have one? .

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#80981 Edward de Bono

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification for things being complex when they could be simple. .

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#80982 Edward de Bono

To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. .

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#80983 Edward de Bono

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd. .

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#80984 Edward de Bono

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. .

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#80985 Edward de Bono

Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. .

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#80986 Edward de Bono

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can only see what it is prepared to see. .

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#80987 Edward de Bono

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. .

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#80988 Edward de Bono

Teaching thinking for just five hours to unemployed youngsters increased employment 500 percent. .

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#80989 Edward de Bono

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea. .

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#80990 Edward de Bono

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them. .

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#80991 Edward de Bono

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain. .

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#80992 Edward de Bono

In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better. .

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#80993 Edward de Bono

In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures. .

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#80994 Edward de Bono

A painter may be looking at the world in a way which is very different from everyone else. If he's a craftsman, he can get other people to see the world through his eyes, and so he enlarges our vision, perception, and there's great value in that. .

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#80995 Edward de Bono

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. .

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#210264 Edward De Bono

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. .

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#1170524 Edward de Bono

I know it aches, how your heart it breaks. You can only take so much. Walk on. .

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