I wanted to give it 3.5 stars, but I rounded it up to 4. I think it is fair enough. IMO the book does a great work describing the white, red, black and yellow hats, but came up a little short in explaining the green hat (creativity), which is one of the most important ones. Perhaps I should or must go to other books to have a better understanding of the principles and all that is involved behind creativity.
I also feel that the author should have included at the end of the book a whole chapter dedicated to full blown examples of real world discussions where all the 6 hats are put to use from start to finish. It'd have been highly educational for me to have 2 or 3 examples of such discussions/meetings where the dynamics between the hats are fully explored, pitfalls to avoid, typical reactions or behaviors and how to deal with them etc...
Although the author kinda does give several examples througout the chapters on individual hats, they are limited to each particular hat in isolation. It would have been mostly illustrative to have one chapter dedicated to show 2 or 3 real world scenarios that point out how everything ties up together so no loose ends are left behind.
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Back Bay Books; Revised and Updated ed. edition (13 September 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316178314
- ISBN-13: 978-0316178310
- Product Dimensions:: 14 x 1.3 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 209 g
- Customer reviews: 262 customer ratings
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 35,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)