Eric M. Bienstock PhD

Eric M. Bienstock PhD is Vice Principal of the School of Thinking.

In New York City in 1980 Dr Bienstock was SOT’s first Graduate Thinking Instructor and was the first Chief Instructor of the School of Thinking. Later he became Managing Director of The Edward de Bono School of Thinking Inc.

He is an internationally recognized seminar leader, speaker and consultant on the subject of thinking. Eric is also Dean of The SISOT Society which is SOT’s Leadership group internationally.

Dr. Bienstock holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and a Ph.D. from New York University where he studied Mathematics, Education and Learning Theory. He also holds an Honorary Degree in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Institute for Clinical Social Work, and was formerly a Professor at New York University and at The City University of New York, as well as a teacher of Mathematics for the NYC public schools.

Eric’s work at School of Thinking was published in 30 newspapers in the USA in a New York Times syndicated column entitled, “It’s time to put on your thinking caps” (April 1, 1984).

His work has also been published in such diverse publications as Business Week (cover story), The Boston Globe, Bottom Line Personal, Chemical Engineering, New York Magazine and Science Digest.

He is the author of Creative Problem Solving (a cassette program published by Random Audio), Thinking: A Special Report (published by Boardroom Books) and Success Through Better Memory (published by Perigee Books, a division of GP Putnams), and the originator of 3-Minute ThinkingTM and Thinking for R.E.S.U.L.T.S.TM

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