To each and every one of our engaging and inspiring SOT thinkers we wish you and yours a very warm and friendly Holiday.

I suppose one day I’ll find and even better version of Sleigh Ride but until then here, once again, is my favourite thundering and virtuoso version of the classic with that one-of-a-kind Mozart of the King of Instruments, the peerless perfectionist, Mr Cameron Carpenter

Just imagine if our schools engaged students with performing skills and virtuosity instead of just cramming their heads with information and knowledge. However, if we want to do that we will need not only teachers who KNOW but also masters who DO!

virtuosity = (knowledge + practise) x10

 

Michael

PRINSOT 2016

SOT teaches thinking as a skill. 
We are looking to develop thought-leaders and this requires virtuosity. Virtuosity comes from the learning strategy of practise, repetition and rehearsal (PRR). 
The more repetition the more skill. The more skill the more virtuosity. The more virtuosity the more leadership.
In this short clip from the uncut interviews conducted for the Kubrick Series actor Matthew Modine discusses his experience with the value of repetition.

School of Thinking is not for everyone. SOT is science-based. It is a curated experience for real thinkers or for those individuals who are interested in becoming highly skilled thinkers, regardless of ability or preference.

Some of the different types of thinkers who are welcome in the School of Thinking are listed to show the plurality of SOT membership:

– The logician

– The analyst

– The information compiler

– The idea generator

– The lateral thinker

– The detective

– The researcher

– The synthesiser

– The evaluator

– The critic

– The describer

– The clarifier

– The explainer

– The communicator

– The sales person

– The diplomat

– The header

– The doer

– The observer

– The problem solver

– The problem finder

– The designer

– The explorer

– The organiser

– The system designer

– The group organiser

There is an obvious difference between the researcher who likes to ferret out information in a defined area and the diplomat who is sensitive to changes in people and situations.

There is an obvious difference between the critic who looks at what is and the lateral thinker who looks at what might be.

There is an obvious difference between the problem solver and the problem finder.

It is not just a matter of being better at one type than another–it is a matter of enjoyment.

Which types of thinking do you enjoy most?

 

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LTTCB  The complete extract above is reprinted from the Learn-To-Think Coursebook and Instructor’s Manual (pp 197-198) co-authored by Edward de Bono and Michael Hewitt-Gleeson de Saint-Arnaud (Capra/New, Santa Barbara USA, 1982, ISBN 0-88496-199-0). In 1982, Michael and Edward co-authored this book which became a cover story on all global editions of Readers Digest (at that time, the world’s highest-circulation magazine with 68 million readers) and SOT launched the biggest thought-leadership program in the world for the teaching of teachers-of-thinking.

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NOTE: School of Thinking is science-based so it is not for everyone. It is a curated experience for real thinkers and only for those individuals who are interested in becoming highly skilled thinkers.

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We welcome you to the School of Thinking (SOT).

Here we teach x10 thinking as a skill

so you can multiply your life by ten.

NOTE: School of Thinking is science-based so it is not for everyone. It is a curated experience for real thinkers and for those individuals who are interested in becoming highly skilled thinkers.

Apply only by email.

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If you are admitted as a School of Thinking member, your personal online tutor will be Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Michael is Principal and Co-founder of the School and is acknowledged worldwide as the ‘father of x10 thinking’. He is the author of the original text: The x10 Memeplex: Multiply Your Business By Ten! (Prentice Hall, 2000).

The School of Thinking campus is 100% online.

Members learn x10 thinking skills in the first 90 days.

Your lessons are received by daily email.

SKILL = DAILY PRACTISE

10 minutes practice a day!

As with sports, arts, and other areas of expertise skill comes from practise and repetition over time. Each lesson only takes about 5 minutes but it’s the DAILY practice that will build your skill. Expect to practise for at least 90 days. Of course, you can Opt-In or Opt-Out at anytime.

School of Thinking is 100% online!

Personal Benefits of X10 Thinking

Jack Welch of GE and Larry Page of Google are both business leaders who use and promote x10 Thinking. Here’s a quote from an article in the Australian Financial Review:

Google’s leaders often have to wrest employees away from seeking a 10 per cent improvement and towards finding one that is “10X” (that is, ten times better) — something that requires them to do things in an entirely new way, not just optimise what already exists. Most 10X attempts will fail, but that is accepted.

In business and in other commercial enterprises there are many rewards and benefits for x10 Thinkers because when you become skilled at x10 Thinking you can make even faster and better decisions regarding your wealth, health, business and personal security. You can even become a thought leader.

What is Thought Leadership?

Thought leaders are not restricted to a single mode of thinking. Thought leaders can not only think inside the square but they can also think outside the square. Inside the square is Greco-Roman Logic. Outside the square is Darwinian Science Thinking. Both modes are useful to the thought-leader.

What is the Negative Bias?

It is well-established in cognitive science that humans default with a negative bias in their thinking. Therefore, the ability to alter one’s thinking and cognitive responses in order to produce better outcomes is one of the most important and distinctive traits of thought-leaders.

One could go so far as to say it is THE single most important moment-by-moment human trait. Why? Because, if your self-regulation is powerful enough, then regardless of your inclinations, past experiences, or deficits in life, you can always do the adaptive or better thing. Self-regulation can be your trump card. For example, as a member of the School of Thinking, you can:

» Be able to see more x10 opportunities like SOT other members

» Learn WOMBAT theory. How to grow your Facebook page x10

» Learn Science Thinking: how to sort real truths from fake truths

» Learn Lateral Thinking: how to think outside the logic square

» Be resilient and better at solving problems

» Enjoy making much better decisions

» Be more effective at planning ahead

» Get much better measurable results in life

» Be more interesting to other thinkers

» Find it easier to be innovative and creative

» Be a more disruptive thinker and able to take advantage of changes in circumstances

» Get more things done with much less stress

» Enjoy greater mindfulness and worry less

» Own a basis for a higher communication with others

» See information in new and more useful ways

» Learn the skill of x10 Thinking

» Generate better and better alternatives

» Raise the level of every other thought-based skill you possess

» Apply these new skills to your career, personal and family life.

NOTE: School of Thinking is science-based so it is not for everyone. It is a curated experience for real thinkers and for those individuals who are interested in becoming highly skilled thinkers.

Apply only by email.

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Larry Page of Google says he “lives by the gospel of x10 thinking!”

(WIRED, Cover story, Feb 2013)

WIRED