Mental Floss 57






The answer to last week’s challenge is. Q: A boxer left the ring having just won the World Championship, yet he received no money at all for the win and it all went to his trainer. Why?

A: The boxer was a dog that had just won the championship at a dog show.

This week’s thinking challenge is.

Q: If you do it once one day it’s OK, but if you do it twice it’s a serious offence! What is it?

The answer, along with a new challenge next week.

Don’t forget our Six Thinking Hats training coming up in Canberra next month. Not only will participants improve many aspects of their thinking, they will be able to reduce the time taken in meetings by up to 50%

All course and registration details can be found in the link below.

Six Thinking Hats – Canberra Oct 17

Have a great weekend!


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Frank Connolly is the Principal of “Think Quick”, a business that adds value through thinking differently. His work history covers all sectors and includes initiatives that have yielded bottom line benefit in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Frank has worked across Australia, South East Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa where he has trained and facilitated multiple thinking methods and been acknowledged by Edward de Bono as one of the foremost practitioners of the de Bono thinking methods worldwide.

Frank believes strongly that if we can improve the way we think, the actions that follow also improve.

Comments (2)

  1. Jabr Alnoaimi :

    I have just discovered your website and the questions are very stimulating starter for my day that I keep going to old ones. Is this O.K. with you?

    For Mental Floss 57; 1- the boxer had one hard nock it altered his brain and outlook on life. Perhaps he suddenly felt it was all meaningless and his coach collected the prize. 2- the trainer became seriously ill he needed an expensive surgery and the boxer played to pay for it.

  2. Frank Connolly :

    … of course you are very welcome! Feel free to share among friends.


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