This book is smart, fun, and funny--in that order. I found a lot to gain from the combination of well-researched data and practical ideas that the authors presented on lightening up the world of work. And having Scott Christopher narrate the book made this an almost must-HEAR version. I haven't tried reading it, but Christopher infuses so much fun in the narration that I now don't dare "try this at home" with a mere printed book.
The essential message is that not only is levity possible in the workplace, it ought to be mandatory. And there are innumerable ways to find and customize fun at work. The benefits start personal (lower stress, a more interesting life) and move to organizational (higher motivation and productivity). Where the authors stop is how levity could help us as a society. But once our levity fires are ignited, we can take it from there.
This is a unique and much-needed addition to the business book literature.
Presentation: poor sound quality; sounds like a cheesy radio show from the '50s or '60s.Far too many self-promoting references to "Dr. De Bono" and his genius. "Some say that Dr. De Bono has inherited the mantle that Socrates passed down 2000 years ago." Whaaaa? Pretty full of ourselves, aren't we? Since this work is about thinking methodologies, the focus should be there, rather than on its creator.
Pretty good script with good illustrative examples of the various "thinking hats." These are really useful ideas on identifying and specifying various ways of thinking: looking at issues from various perspectives and for various purposes. Overall, this is a compelling, analytical way of examining how we view ideas that will prompt us to use rigor in creating and considering ideas, proposals, etc. Worth a read, if not a listen.
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