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How is it that in an argument both sides are always right? How is it that no one ever makes a mistake on purpose but that mistakes get made?

In Practical Thinking de Bono’s theme is everyday thinking, how the mind actually works – not how philosophers think it should. Based on the results of his famous Black Cylinder Experiment (a critical thinking task that asks participants why they think a black cylinder falls over), de Bono explores the four practical ways of being right. From there he picks out and names the five levels of understanding – and the five major mistakes in thinking.

From memes and Instagram to twitter and bestselling books like Mistakes I Made At Work, mistakes – and what we can learn from them – are a hot topic. With Edward you’ll learn exactly why we all make them.

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    9781785041112

    January 2, 2018

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    9781473550599

    November 2, 2017

    Ebury Digital

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