Comments on: Critical Thinking for Bootstrapping Entrepreneurs http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/ Information and Tips on getting the right card Wed, 12 Mar 2008 13:44:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1806 Raj Dash Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:55:10 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1806 Hi Katherine, thanks for dropping by. It's nice to see that there is some effort to teach critical thinking. Here's something else to look at. I always had grief from workmates who were not critical thinkers, who felt me a threat to their career because I was. It's one of the many reasons I despised being a salaried employee and am mostly happy working online. Critical thinking, amidst people who don't do it, might cause you career problems - especially if your colleagues feel threatened, not to mention your boss. Not everyone is open-minded. Hi Katherine, thanks for dropping by. It’s nice to see that there is some effort to teach critical thinking. Here’s something else to look at. I always had grief from workmates who were not critical thinkers, who felt me a threat to their career because I was. It’s one of the many reasons I despised being a salaried employee and am mostly happy working online.

Critical thinking, amidst people who don’t do it, might cause you career problems – especially if your colleagues feel threatened, not to mention your boss. Not everyone is open-minded.

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By: Katherine Bianchi http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1805 Katherine Bianchi Tue, 23 Oct 2007 13:57:47 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1805 Raj, I agree with your comment regarding "what is critical thinking". It really is hard to define. Action Management developed processes for our Problem Solving & Decision Making Workshops and from this, we developed more processes or tools to teach Applied Critical Thinking. We have found it is a difficult concept to teach, because you first have to understand what is critical thinking. We have found that people who have the confidence to act with minimal planning are the ones who are best at critical thinking. We try to teach how to think logically (no small task) and comprehensively about a situation and then idenfify an appropriate course of action. Raj,
I agree with your comment regarding “what is critical thinking”. It really is hard to define. Action Management developed processes for our Problem Solving & Decision Making Workshops and from this, we developed more processes or tools to teach Applied Critical Thinking. We have found it is a difficult concept to teach, because you first have to understand what is critical thinking. We have found that people who have the confidence to act with minimal planning are the ones who are best at critical thinking. We try to teach how to think logically (no small task) and comprehensively about a situation and then idenfify an appropriate course of action.

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By: Raj Dash http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1776 Raj Dash Sun, 21 Oct 2007 15:02:06 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1776 Hi Roy, thanks for the info. I am not famliar with CoRT, but I am talking about North America, particularly the United States. Critical Thinking is not commonly taught here, though that might be changing now. True, Edward de Bono has done a lot in this general area, though I wish more schools would pick up such teaching. Hi Roy, thanks for the info. I am not famliar with CoRT, but I am talking about North America, particularly the United States. Critical Thinking is not commonly taught here, though that might be changing now. True, Edward de Bono has done a lot in this general area, though I wish more schools would pick up such teaching.

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By: Roy http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1773 Roy Sun, 21 Oct 2007 13:36:46 +0000 http://www.businesscreditcards.com/bootstrapper/critical-thinking-for-bootstrapping-entrepreneurs/#comment-1773 You mention that critical thinking is "not commonly taught in the public education system, if anywhere at all". Have you come across CoRT Thinking Lessons? This is a programme for schools that goes back to 1974 or before and is the work of lateral thinking proponent, Edward de Bono. My daughter learnt this at school in Cambridge, UK, and certainly benefitted from it. The main site for it is http://www.edwdebono.com/cort/index.html and this provides substantial academic experimental results in the use of the method in schools. De Bono himself has been particularly active in putting forward methods to enhance creativity and problem solving. Roy Grubb You mention that critical thinking is “not commonly taught in the public education system, if anywhere at all”. Have you come across CoRT Thinking Lessons?

This is a programme for schools that goes back to 1974 or before and is the work of lateral thinking proponent, Edward de Bono.

My daughter learnt this at school in Cambridge, UK, and certainly benefitted from it. The main site for it is http://www.edwdebono.com/cort/index.html and this provides substantial academic experimental results in the use of the method in schools.

De Bono himself has been particularly active in putting forward methods to enhance creativity and problem solving.

Roy Grubb

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