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“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers.
Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers.
The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.”

Dr Edward de Bono
Psychologist and Medical Professor

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Dr Edward de Bono
Psychologist & Medical Professor

“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.”

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“An inspiring man with brilliant ideas. De Bono never ceases to amaze with his clarity of thought.”

Sir Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group

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Sir Richard Branson
Founder of Virgin Group

“An inspiring man with brilliant ideas. De Bono never ceases to amaze with his clarity of thought.”

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“In Lateral Thinking this haphazard way of gaining insight is replaced by a deliberate method that, in a prescribed and systematic way, solves the problems.”

Ivar Giaever
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

“De Bono's course should be the essential curriculum for the human race.”

Alex Kroll, Chairman
Young & Rubicam

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“In Lateral Thinking this haphazard way of gaining insight is replaced by a deliberate method that, in a prescribed and systematic way, solves the problems.”

Ivar Giaever
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

“De Bono's course should be the essential curriculum for the human race.”

Alex Kroll, Chairman
Young & Rubicam

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PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
FOR IN-HOUSE AND PUBLIC SEMINARS
PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
FOR IN-HOUSE AND PUBLIC SEMINARS
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STUDENT PROGRAMS
Six Thinking Hats®
The Foundation 7 years old & above
Creative Awareness Program
(CAP 1) for Pre-schoolers
Creative Awareness Program
(CAP 2) 7 years old & above
Think Note Write
(Advanced CoRT®) 10 years old & above
Junior Lateral Thinking
12 years old & above
Six Thinking Hats®
Creative Awareness Program
Creative Awareness Program
Think Note Write
Junior Lateral Thinking
The Foundation
7 years old & above
(CAP 1)
for Pre-schoolers
(CAP 2)
7 years old & above
(Advanced CoRT®)
10 years old & above
12 years old & above
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Who is Edward de Bono?


“Dr de Bono’s innovative thinking methods have been tried and tested… I saw the system in action at an impasse during a seminar of Nobel laureates. When a Random Word (one of de Bono’s thinking tools) was injected into the discussion, the problem was quickly resolved.”

Sheldon Lee Glashow
Nobel Prize Laureate for Physics

Dr Edward de Bono MA. DPhil (Oxford), PhD (Cambridge), MD (Malta) is regarded as the leading authority worldwide in the field of creative and conceptual thinking. He was a Rhodes Scholar and had held faculty appointments at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, London and Harvard. His background in medicine and psychology has been a critical enabling factor in his ability to treat the human brain as a biological information system.

In the book The Mechanism of Mind (Viking Penguin 1969), Dr de Bono first described how the nerve networks in the brain behave as a self-organising system. It is from this serious base that he has designed his methodologies and tools for thinking. Dr de Bono is the inventor of the Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking™, Power of Perception™ methods and the creative thinking technique “po”. He is also the designer of the CoRT Thinking Programme for schools, which is the most widely used programme internationally for the direct teaching of thinking as a curriculum subject.

He is the author of more than 70 books with translations in more than 40 languages. He has also made a 10-part TV series for the BBC called ‘de Bono’s Course in Thinking’ and a 13-part series ‘The Greatest Thinkers’ (sponsored by IBM and Encyclopaedia Britannica). Dr de Bono is the originator of the term ‘lateral thinking’ which is now officially recognised in the Oxford English Dictionary. He also wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.

“In Lateral Thinking this haphazard way of gaining insight is replaced by a deliberate method that, in a prescribed and systematic way, solves the problems”
Ivar Giaever
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics


“It is reasonable to conclude that CoRT (one of de Bono’s thinking programs) has considerable impact on thinking…
CoRT is straightforward, ingenious, and quite easy to apply. Intelligence can be taught by CoRT.”
David Perkins
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Edward de Bono Training Pte Ltd is the official Regional Centre overseeing the promotion and conduct of Dr. Edward de Bono’s Thinking Methods in the ASEAN region including Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. We are the exclusive Distributor for Dr. de Bono’s Thinking Methods in the region.

Professional Programs

At Edward de Bono Training, we help executives and organisation to maximise their thinking potential through 5 different programs.


  • SIX THINKING HATS® – THE FOUNDATION Parallel Thinking for Teams
  • LATERAL THINKING™ Refresh Thinking Processes
  • THE POWER OF PERCEPTION™ Widening Perception For Better Focus
  • SIMPLICITY™ Gain Efficiency in Business
  • SIX VALUE MEDALS™ Injecting Value Into Business Proposals
  • Focus on Facilitation
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Student Programs

Dr de Bono’s Thinking Methods have definitely helped 99% of the students and participants in the use of their thinking potential.


  • SIX THINKING HATS® – THE FOUNDATION 7 years old & above
  • Creative Awareness Programme 1 (CAP 1) for Pre-schoolers
  • Creative Awareness Programme 2 – CoRT® (CAP 2) 7 years old & above
  • Think Note Write™ (Advanced CoRT®) 10 years old & above
  • Junior Lateral Thinking™ 12 years old & above
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