Reviews of the book Breakthrough Thinking – Prof.Dr. Shozo Hibino – Gerald Nadler

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Thinking is a philosophical category used to refer to mental activities, which bring peoples feelings to change and improve the world through material activities, making people have a correct perception of things. and deal with it positively.

According to the Vietnam Encyclopedia, volume 4 (Encyclopedia Publishing House, Hanoi, 2005); Thought is the highest product of specially organized matter - the human brain.

Thinking positively reflects objective reality in the form of concepts, judgments, reasoning, etc..

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Breakthrough Thinking is as simple as its name suggests, its a different, non-traditional way of thinking, or more simply, out of the way.

It can also be an initiative, an optimal solution or an out-of-the-box system applied to achieve the best results.

With Breakthrough Thinking, you will get closer to your goals without spending as much time and resources as conventional methods.

About the author

Gerald Nadler is PhD, chair of the Center for Disruptive Thinking and chair emeritus of engineering management at the University of Southern California, and consultant to some of North Americas leading corporations and government organizations. .

Shozo Hibino is a PhD, professor of planning and design at Chukyo University, Japan, vice president of the Center for Breakthrough Thinking and vice president of the Japan Society of Planology.

Both authors are people with a very deep knowledge of the development mindset around the world. The author has a high degree and holds many positions in research centers on breakthrough thinking at famous universities around the world.

This book was written over a long period of time. With more than 30 years of practical experience and research on problem solving, the book of breakthrough thinking is the product of many research works on breakthrough thinking by Dr. Shozo Hibino and Dr. Shozo Hibino and Dr. Gerald Nadler.

3 Ways of Thinking: Breakthrough, Analytical and Synthetic Thinking

Successful breakthrough mindset change
Successful breakthrough mindset change

A core tenet of humanity is the ability to think with imagination and creativity.

It means that our ability and our determination to act consistently in different ways define us as a special species on this planet.

A core tenet of humanity is the ability to think with imagination and creativity.

It means that our ability and our determination to act consistently in different ways define us as a special species on this planet.

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1. Convergent Thinking

Integrative thinking is thinking based on logic. It has other names: critical thinking, vertical thinking, analytical thinking, and linear thinking.

Integrative thinking is a term coined by Joy Paul Guilford

It usually means that the ability to come up with correct answers to standard questions doesnt require a lot of creativity.

Example: In most school tasks and standardized multiple-choice tests of intelligence.

    • Integrative thinking is often used in conjunction with analytical thinking.
    • Integrative thinking is thinking focused on finding and coming up with a single, well-established answer to a problem.
    • Integrative thinking is used as a tool in creative problem solving. When an individual is using critical thinking to solve a problem, they consciously use criteria or probabilities to make judgments.

This is in contrast to analytical thinking where judgment is delayed while seeking and accepting multiple possible solutions.

2. Analytical Thinking (Divergent Thinking)

Analytical thinking is based on imagination. It also has other names: Creative thinking, horizontal thinking

Analytical thinking is a thinking process or method used to generate innovative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.

If its cognitive model is related, integrative thinking involves a specific set of logical steps to arrive at a solution, in some cases a correct solution.

In contrast, analytical thinking is often carried out in a free, spontaneous, non-linear way, so that many ideas are generated in a problem-based manner.

Many solutions can be discovered in a short amount of time and unexpected connections are drawn. After the analytical thinking process is completed, ideas and information are organized and structured using synthetic thinking.

3. Lateral Thinking

Breakthrough thinking is based on both synthetic and analytical thinking. It has another name: Thinking Outside the Box.

Breakthrough thinking is about solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using unequivocal reasoning and involving immediate ideas.

Arguments cannot be obtained using only step-by-step traditional logical reasoning. To understand disruptive thinking, it is necessary to compare it with critical thinking. Critical thinking is primarily concerned with assessing the value of information and finding errors.

Breakthrough thinking is more concerned with the impact value of statements and ideas. A person who uses disruptive thinking to move from a known idea to generate new ideas.

Contents of the book Breakthrough Thinking

Breakthrough thinking is based on 7 basic principles:

    1. Unique Difference : Each problem is unique and requires a unique, unmistakable solution.
    2. Principles of goal development : Focus on the purpose and develop the purpose by asking the question What is the purpose of the goal, of the purpose…) to find the ultimate goal, expanding the dimensions (no. time, time) to solve the problem.
    3. Next Solution : Define a future solution to guide the current solution, placing it in the context of the larger solution.
    4. Set up the system : Consider the solution in the whole.
    5. Limited Information Gathering : Having a lot of information makes for expert knowledge, but too much information is a way of limiting problem-solving ability.
    6. Get others involved : Create excitement, stimulate and call everyone to participate in the plan)
    7. Continuous change and improvement : while perfecting a new solution, continue to define the next solution for continuous innovation.
Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking
Benefits of Breakthrough Thinking

The benefits you get when you apply the 7 principles and start achieving mind-boggling results

    • First , it was an unexpected initiative, a moment of intellectual brilliance.
    • Second , its a solution that delivers larger, more meaningful results. If you can achieve greater quality and economic return with the same amount of money and time, this is a breakthrough.
    • Third , what is most often overlooked, breakthrough is the act of turning an initiative into a reality, the implementation of a superior system or solution.

Even the best ideas will be useless if they are not realized, not implemented through an effective solution to produce outstanding results and breakthroughs.

According to experts, 5-8% of us are born with this talent. That is to say, nothing can bind the breakthrough thinking, one of the natural talents of human beings. More than 90% of us are not yet breakthrough thinkers, but that doesnt mean we cant learn to become excellent problem solvers.

Develop a new disruptive thinking structure

Later, the authors proposed restructuring Breakthrough Thinking in a more structured way than putting the 7 principles on a par with the aim of making it easier to accept practice.

Consists of:

3 fundamental principles:

    1. Uniqueness
    2. Systematic
    3. Limited information

4 stages of creating breakthrough solutions:

    1. Human Design
    2. Deploy purpose
    3. Design future solutions
    4. Design realistic solutions

3 processes in each stage:

    1. Listed
    2. Organization
    3. Decision

Breakthrough Thinking Chapters

Through 3 parts of the book and 12 short chapters, readers will feel the change in perception, starting with seeing who they are in the present in part 1, then receiving 7 breakthrough thinking principles by two authors. The guide in part 2 and part 3 will be a completely new person of yourself since the breakthrough in thinking.

Part 1: You – Traditional people

    • Chapter 1: Its Up To You
    • Chapter 2: Problems lead to problems
    • Chapter 3: Going for a breakthrough expands your chances of success

Part 2: Enhance personal performance

    • Chapter 4: The Principle of Unique Difference
    • Chapter 5: Principles of Deployment of Purpose
    • Chapter 6: Principles of the Next Solution
    • Chapter 7: Principles of Setting Up the System
    • Chapter 8: Principles of Limited Information Collection
    • Chapter 9: Principles of Getting Others Involved
    • Chapter 10: Principles of Continuous Improvement

Part 3: You – Effective People

    • Chapter 11: The Power of Combination 7 Principles of Breakthrough Thinking
    • Chapter 12: Welcome to the future

With Breakthrough Thinking youll think smarter, with less effort.

Breakthrough thinking offers the following benefits:

    • Identify the right problem and determine how to do it
    • Focus on future solutions, not current problems.
    • Break down barriers to access simple solutions
    • Requires minimal data collection, thus curing the disease of analysis and dissection
    • Provide answers with greater benefits in terms of quality, economic returns and time savings.
    • Requires less time and money to generate those benefits
    • Promoting creative thinking and key change
    • Provide long-term solutions
    • Focus on effective implementation of solutions
    • Build natural, lasting teams, and personal relationships
    • Helping you have a comprehensive view accurately in solving and preventing problems.

Breakthrough thinking helps you avoid 8 common mistakes in problem solving:

    1. Provide subjective views and opinions.
    2. Inappropriate problem-solving approach.
    3. Invite collaborators when not needed.
    4. Solve problems that are not the focus, not exactly.
    5. Error in calculation in terms of time.
    6. Apply inappropriate control modes during solution search.
    7. Think you are right when you accept a wrong solution.
    8. False solutions reject a correct solution.

Conclusion for breakthrough thinking

Breakthrough thinking is an important skill for anyone to be able to succeed in todays turbulent society.

What is breakthrough creative thinking, are there ways to train this thinking? In the book of the same name by Dr. Hibino Shozo and Gerald Nadler you will find the answer.

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