Edward de Bono, an academic and doctor who attained global fame for his thinking methods, died on Wednesday at 88 years old.
De Bono was an authority on creative thinking with an interest in the mind and how it organizes information. A term he established, lateral thinking, is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary. De Bono even held faculty meetings at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard universities.
Born in 1993, De Bono graduated as a doctor from the University of Malta before studying physiology and psychology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a Ph.D. at Cambridge. He has written over 85 books that have been translated into 46 languages.
Perhaps he is most popular for his Six Thinking Hats method, which has been taught in universities all around the world. His website, upon announcing his death, shared: ‘Edward de Bono lived an extraordinary life, inspiring, encouraging and enabling us to be better and more creative thinkers’.
‘He wrote in his book The Mechanism of Mind “A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen.” May the memory of Edward live on and inspire many future generations.’, the post added.
His funeral will be held locally, whilst a memorial at a later date will be held in the UK.