Author Topic: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)  (Read 336 times)

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Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« on: 10 June, 2021, 10:16:19 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_de_Bono

I have to confess that I thought he's been dead for years.
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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #1 on: 10 June, 2021, 11:58:32 pm »
We had L Game at my primary school.
I confess it never imparted on us the same wisdom/realisation as watching a computer play noughts and crosses against Matthew Broderick in "War Games"; we just got bored...
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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #2 on: 11 June, 2021, 07:20:07 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_de_Bono

I have to confess that I thought he's been dead for years.

Ditto - but I didn't know he was a Malteser.

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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #3 on: 11 June, 2021, 07:22:32 am »
His brother was a consultant at the hospitals I worked in.
Pleasant bloke.
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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #4 on: 11 June, 2021, 09:41:46 am »
I think he went downhill after The Unforgettable Fire.

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citoyen

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Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #5 on: 11 June, 2021, 09:45:30 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_de_Bono

I have to confess that I thought he's been dead for years.
+1

I remember when I was a small person, couldn’t have been older than 8 or 9, finding one of his books on my parents’ bookshelves and thinking it looked like it might be a fun puzzle book, a bit like the logic problems I used to enjoy at that age.

Didn’t get very far with it.
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ian

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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #6 on: 11 June, 2021, 10:02:43 am »
Rog got there first, the perils of being a late starter.

There's a bus route in Uxbridge numbered U2 and I once remarked to my wife 'how does it find its way, where the streets have no name' and she started divorce proceedings. Tough crowd.
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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #7 on: 11 June, 2021, 11:29:47 am »
I'm intrigued by his idea of shipping Marmite to the Middle East to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict. It might have worked - when both sides tried the stuff and then teamed up to wage a holy war on the UK...  :demon:
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Re: Edward de Bono (1933-2021)
« Reply #8 on: 11 June, 2021, 12:32:16 pm »
His brother was a consultant at the hospitals I worked in.
Pleasant bloke.

I met EdB at a friend's house in Malta...  he too was a pleasant bloke.
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