n.— «In fact, argument and criticism—the tools of philosophers and thinkers in any serious field of knowledge—are to be dispensed with in the de Bono outlook, since they apparently lead to a “dangerous arrogance.” Instead, de Bono wants us to focus on positive, creative thinking and, as he calls it, “operacy.” By “operacy,” he means “the skills of doing.” He warns us: “On a personal level, youngsters who do not acquire the skills of operacy will need to remain in an academic setting.”» —“I’d like to teach the world to think…“ by David Perks Spiked (United Kingdom) Apr. 23, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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