Edward DeBono - KEN Practitioner
of the Year 2005
Dr. Edward DeBono was announced the
ENTOVATION KEN Practitioner of the Year 2005, at the Festival of
Thinkers in Abu Dhabi, UAE (30 March 2005)
knowledge leadership creating the opportunity to
shape collaborative advantage.
are good at playing the game. We leave creativity to the rebels -
people who cannot play the game, do not want to play the game, and
even want to be different for the sake of being different.”
“‘Lateral Thinking’ - beyond current paradigms: - establishes the
theory that creativity can be enhanced through structured training
“One can come from creativity from multiple facets – the
psychological, art, cognitive sciences, and self-organizing systems
where you can derive mechanisms and interventions and inspire
“It can be extremely satisfying — seeing people teaching thinking,
even at a very basic level; and it's making a difference. Seeing
this change people's lives, where they feel a greater control over
themselves, where it changes what they think they can do and what
they think about themselves.”
Dr. Edward de Bono is the
world’s leading authority on conceptual thinking as the driver of
organizational innovation, strategic leadership, individual creativity,
and problem-solving. Since 1970 his exclusive tools and methods have
brought astonishing results to organizations large and small worldwide
and to individuals from a wide range of cultures, educational
backgrounds, occupations, and age groups.
Dr. de Bono has been credited with producing thinking techniques that
are simple, practical, and powerful. His Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral
Thinking™, and DATT™ (Direct Attention Thinking Tools) training courses
are now being implemented in organizations of all sizes because of their
simplicity and their power to change thinking behaviour, increase
productivity, foster team-building, and evoke profitable innovation.
Born in Malta, de Bono was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, is an M.D. and
Ph.D., and has held appointments at Oxford and Cambridge Universities,
the University of London, and Harvard University. He has written over 69
books, and his work has been translated into over 42 languages.
Edward de Bono has been called ‘the father of thinking about thinking’.
He is ranked amongst the world’s leading management gurus and thought
leaders. Dr. de Bono has dedicated his career to linking minds across
borders and generations, including the 2005 ‘Festival of Thinkers’ in