How the human mind perceives and thinks...
On the surface, your mind and mine handle words and language, but words and language are only 10,000-20,000 years old. Homo sapiens has been around for 5-10 million years! Hence, most of our brain can work only in images.
This is why de Bono's thinking and communication systems draw on the incredible power of simple imagery and of figurative structuring for concepts and processes. Ever heard of "Mind-Mapping"?
For those of us who are getting a little old and slow it is quite fortunate that simplicity and power are keen bedfellows! Those of you who already have some of De Bono's writings and tapes on your bookshelves will know that his writings and audiobooks are very succinct and easy to follow, even for those who do not have English as a first language.
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