Edward De Bono

Business Book Club Essentials

July 7, 2017

Over several decades, I have helped dozens (hundreds?) of companies to set up a business book club. Here are the essentials: 1. Someone to focus on logistics. 2. Someone to lead the discussion. 3. Somewhere to meet, preferably around a…

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Look: A book review by Bob Morris

January 9, 2017

Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills James H. Gilmore Greenleaf Book Group Press (2016) How and why “what you look at informs what you think about, which [then] influences what you act upon” I share Jim Gilmore’s…

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Several perspectives on human intelligence

August 7, 2015

Here are several perspectives on human intelligence. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty, because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to…

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When Sparks Fly: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2013

When Sparks Fly: Igniting Creativity in Groups Dorothy Leonard-Barton and Walter C. Swap Harvard Business Review Press (2005) How to Activate the Maverick Synapses Note: I read this book many years ago and then composed the review that follows. Books…

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Todd Henry: An interview by Bob Morris

April 25, 2012

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead…

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Lessons to be learned from Pixar about a “creative culture”

October 1, 2011

Here is my take on what Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson learned during a lengthy and probing study of the Pixar culture: 1. Celebrate failure with the same intensity as you celebrate success. View each setback as a precious learning…

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A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2011

 A Kick in the Seat of the Pants:
Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge & Warrior to Be More Creative Roger von Oech Harper Paperbacks (1988) This book should be read in combination with A Whack on the Side of the Head…preferably…

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A Whack on the Side of the Head: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2011

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
 Roger von Oech Business Plus, 25th Anniversary Edition  (2008) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced…

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Six Action Shoes : A book review by Bob Morris

August 28, 2011

Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono Longman Higher Education (1991) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I recently re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. For example…. A Shoe for…

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Six Thinking Hats: A book review by Bob Morris

August 26, 2011

Six Thinking Hats, Second Edition Edward De Bono Back Back Books (1999) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. Pass the Idea I…

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