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De Bono, Edward
Helen C. Sobehart
Edward de Bono (1933–) revolutionized concepts about thinking, developing the term lateral thinking and the “Six Hats” method of thinking. His concepts and strategies have influenced business and education. He contests the notion that general intelligence automatically leads to creative thinking. Born in Malta, de Bono made a noteworthy transition through the educational system, skipping grade levels in basic education, obtaining a medical degree from the Royal University of Malta, attending Christ Church College in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, gaining honors in psychology and physiology, a DPhil in medicine, and completing a PhD at Cambridge. He held faculty appointments at Oxford, London, Cambridge, and Harvard, and his accomplishments include the ...