According to Edward de Bono, we all run the risk of falling into the "intelligence trap." It is assumed that intelligence goes hand in hand with thinking. Too often however, intelligent people are in danger of becoming poor thinkers. They are in ...
January 10, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is the difference between a crisp new $5 note and an old torn one? A: $4.00 This week's challenge is ... Q: One Labor and one Liberal politician are being interviewed. "I ...
January 5, 2018Frank Connolly
The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: A person is replacing a wheel on their car when they accidentally drop the all the nuts used to attach the wheel to the car. The nuts fall down a drain and are ...
December 29, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Train A and Train B are crossing the country from coast to coast, a distance of over 3000 kms. A is traveling from Melb to Perth at 100km/hour. B leaves at the same ...
December 22, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A man staggers out of a pub under the influence. Everything he is wearing is black, including a ski mask as it is very cold. He is walking down the middle of ...
December 8, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: You are inside a perfectly cubical room where each wall, the ceiling and the floor are mirrors. There is nothing else in the room. How many reflections can you see if you're facing in ...
December 1, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss is. Q: How can you build pig pens so that you can put nine pigs in four pens so that each pen has an odd number of pigs? A: Put three pigs in each ...
November 24, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: If you put a coin in an empty bottle and insert a cork into the neck of the bottle, how can you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the ...
November 17, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Professor Frink was trekking through a remote jungle when captured by logic-loving cannibals. He was brought before the Chief and told, "You may now speak your last words. If your statement is ...
November 10, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Lateral Thinking challenge was. Q: A man hijacks an aircraft transporting both passengers and valuable cargo. After taking the cargo, the man demands two parachutes, puts one of them on and then jumps leaving the other behind. ...
October 27, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's challenge was. Q: A woman left her flat to go to work. Upon her return at the end of the day she discovered her flat has been broken into. The thieves have taken everything except ...
October 20, 2017Frank Connolly
Join us on Dec 6 in Melbourne for our training in the Six Thinking Hats® conducted by a de Bono Master Trainer. Register Here!
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss. Q: Arthur goes to the Doctor and asks the Dr to give him an all over check up. He says "I feel extreme pain whenever I prod any part of my body. Each time the ...
October 13, 2017Frank Connolly
We are excited to announce we will be conducting a Six Thinking Hats® Public Training Day in the Melbourne CBD on Wednesday December 6th. The Six Thinking Hats® are a marquee organisational development tool. The "Hats" are a comprehensive methodology that ...
September 18, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge. Q: An Arab Sheikh tells his two sons that they must race their two camels to a distant city to see who will inherit his fortune. The one whose camel arrives last will win. ...
September 15, 2017Frank Connolly
Last week's thinking challenge was ... Q: An aircraft crashed and every single person on board died. Yet ... two people do survive. How could this be? A: The two that survived were married ...
September 8, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's Mental Floss. Q: A mountaineer climbs Mt Everest for the very first time. He hires a couple of sherpa guides and heads on up the mountain. Half way up, one of the guides falls into a deep ...
September 1, 2017Frank Connolly
The answer to last week's mental floss problem: Q: There is a cabin on the top of a mountain. Inside the cabin are four dead people. All of the cabin doors are locked from the inside. What might have happened?...
August 18, 2017Frank Connolly
Time for a lateral thinking challenge! Often it's beneficial to temporarily remove our thoughts from the day-to-day grind and give our brains some brief respite. Like teeth, the brain requires a bit of flossing every now and then. Every time ...
August 14, 2017Frank Connolly
Don't get upset, but if you are like me and most people on the planet ... You are not that rational. Like it or not, we are emotional beings plagued with unconscious biases and we make our decisions based ...
March 2, 2017Frank Connolly