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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Edward de Bono Narrator: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Suffering from writer's block? Wish you were more inventive? Perhaps, like most of us, you were taught to think vertically - to solve problems by going from one logical step to the next. In this international best seller, Dr. de Bono shows how lateral thinking can free your creative mind. Learn to hone your thinking skills and discover powerful yet simple techniques to help you generate idea after idea. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cazna | 2/20/2014

    " I poured over this for the past few months and renewed it at the library numerous times. I think that I would rather have had it taught to me as is refferred in the book. But non the less some practical idea's that I have already put to use in my every day life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravimohanv Ravi | 2/18/2014

    " A new way of looking at the thinking process.A thought provoking book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 2/9/2014

    " As ever, fantastic ideas from De Bono, however, reading this book in one sitting was a mistake. It should be used as reference, which is exactly how De Bono explains it should be used..wise words, as always. EVERY school should use this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Ross | 1/30/2014

    " This was a tough book for me to read because I am not a lateral thinker. There were some good ideas in the book and it did teach me knew ways to look at problems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pupsi | 1/30/2014

    " Excellent book on how to challenge the conventional thinking. I particularly like the use of the word PO to encourage discussion to be parked not dismissed out of hand. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy | 1/29/2014

    " Well it may have been cutting edge in its day, but today it creaks - his methods of thinking now seem as proscriptive as vertical thinking. What a long way we have come in 40 years! And the incidental casual ageism and sexism aren't even quaint, just uncomfortable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luis Colon | 1/22/2014

    " Great book but it is not one to be 'read', rather it is one that needs study and practice - step by step with lots of practice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Huda | 1/20/2014

    " An interesting take on how to approach a problem, a somewhat boring introduction, but once you get past that and manage to actually "read" the book then it is a wonderful tool to stimulate creativity and look at things from different perspectives "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enkhtuvshin | 1/12/2014

    " Must read book for thinkers and creatives :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 iGravityâ„¢ | 10/26/2013

    " Copmpletely blows your mind. Like, completely!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Elizabeth | 10/19/2013

    " Required for my Concepts and Storyboards class (motion graphics minor)... I'm really enjoying it but it seems a little repetitive... or maybe I'm just getting lost and having to reread paragraphs... yeah... that's probably it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/11/2013

    " Great for anyone who wants to learn a new way of looking at the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vijaysrj | 10/11/2013

    " Edward de buno is a genius on creativity and lateral thinking techniques.I came across this book in my college days and since then become a fan of his books.Gives a new perspective to view things "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ravikumar | 10/7/2013

    " Want to read this again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Hough | 9/29/2013

    " Some great tips to help improve your creative process, and make it consistently productive. Includes a fair number of abstract examples as well as specific exercises suitable for classroom use. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendy Madisha | 7/1/2013

    " Best book on exploring the way we think. Very usefull in making one conscious of the thinking patterns followed and how to brake away from a stalled thinking pattern to see a problem different and to come up with possible solutions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roman | 5/3/2013

    " Just an excellent account on creative thinking! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Widgets & | 10/14/2012

    " Recommended by Stefan Sagmeister as a resource for learning to think creatively. Very unusual collection of exercises to jog the brain out of old habits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 9/18/2012

    " First book I read by De Bono. I liked it, but did not feel it answered the questions I had. It took many years and many books to get all my questions answered and plant new questions in their place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Stephenson | 5/24/2012

    " Eh - nothing too terribly new to me, but a good repackage of some sound advice. Not sure about the almost annoying push for 'po' though I do appreciate the intentions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastian Panakal | 3/19/2012

    " Creativity and Lateral Thinking are useful techniques to design solutions. I have read, learnt and used the ideas given in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Navarro | 5/29/2011

    " Great for those who-d like to teach other about the process of lateral thinking, but as for content I'd stick to "Think" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vishal | 5/26/2011

    " Way too text-bookish and uses an academic approach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taibah | 5/8/2011

    " Another old book. Small book that helps those who wants to see things differently. several puzzles I found in the books are cool. Read it yourself. Other de Bono's works are also worth reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastian | 4/17/2011

    " Creativity and Lateral Thinking are useful techniques to design solutions. I have read, learnt and used the ideas given in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Widgets | 1/20/2011

    " Recommended by Stefan Sagmeister as a resource for learning to think creatively. Very unusual collection of exercises to jog the brain out of old habits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enkhtuvshin | 1/5/2011

    " Must read book for thinkers and creatives :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 1/2/2011

    " As ever, fantastic ideas from De Bono, however, reading this book in one sitting was a mistake. It should be used as reference, which is exactly how De Bono explains it should be used..wise words, as always. EVERY school should use this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 12/23/2010

    " Eh - nothing too terribly new to me, but a good repackage of some sound advice. Not sure about the almost annoying push for 'po' though I do appreciate the intentions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vijaysrj | 8/4/2010

    " Edward de buno is a genius on creativity and lateral thinking techniques.I came across this book in my college days and since then become a fan of his books.Gives a new perspective to view things "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ravimohanv | 2/12/2010

    " A new way of looking at the thinking process.A thought provoking book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/14/2008

    " Great for anyone who wants to learn a new way of looking at the world. "

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About the Author

Edward de Bono is the leading international authority in the field of conceptual thinking as well as an author and corporate consultant. He originated the concept of “lateral thinking” which is now officially recognized in the Oxford English Dictionary. A Rhodes Scholar, he has held faculty appointments at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard universities. 

About the Narrator

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (1918–2014) was born in New York City and trained at the Yale School of Drama. An actor on stage, film, and television, he was also a narrator, voice-over artist, director, and award-winning producer. He is best remembered for his role as investigators on the TV shows 77 Sunset Strip and The FBI.