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Alphabetical listing of people who's insights have benefited this web site:

David D. Burns, M.D.:  Dr. David D. Burns is currently Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is involved in research and teaching. He has received numerous awards, including the A. E. Bennett Award for his research on brain chemistry, the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology through the Media Award, and the Outstanding Contributions Award from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. In addition to his academic research, Dr. Burns has written a number of popular books on mood and relationship problems. His best-selling books, "Feeling Good" and "The Feeling Good: Handbook" have sold millions of copies.

Edward de Bono:  Edward de Bono is regarded as the leading international authority in the field of creative thinking, innovation, and the direct teaching of thinking as a skill. Dr. de Bono has written more than 80 books that have been translated into over 40 languages. Titles include classics such as:  "Six Thinking Hats", "Lateral Thinking", "Serious Creativity", "Six Value Medals", and "Simplicity".

Carol S. Dweck:  Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her best-seller "Mindset" is one of those rare books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.

Richards J. Heuer, Jr.:  Richards (Dick) J. Heuer, Jr. is a former CIA veteran of 45 years and most known for his work on Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) software and his books, "Structured Analytic Techniques For Intelligence Analysis" and "Psychology of Intelligence Analysis".

Philip Johnson-Laird:  Philip Johnson-Laird is a professor at Princeton University's Department of Psychology and author of several notable books on human cognition and the psychology of reasoning.

Morgan D. Jones:  Morgan D Jones led a full, patriotic life, touching and influencing many. Morgan became fluent in Greek and Russian while serving in the US Army, and became an undercover case officer for the CIA in Europe. Later in his career he became one of the top military CIA analysts of the Cold War, and after retiring wrote "The Thinker's Toolkit". He founded Analytic Prowess, LLC with the aim of providing workshops for people to learn to use some of the tools that he used as an analyst.

Daniel Kahneman:  Daniel Kahneman is a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University, and a fellow of the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has been the recipient of many awards, among them the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association (1982) and the Grawemeyer Prize (2002), both jointly with Amos Tversky, the Warren Medal of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (1995), the Hilgard Award for Career Contributions to General Psychology (1995), the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences (2002), and the Lifetime Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association (2007).

James Manktelow:  James Mantelow founded MindTools in 1996. Today he leads a global team of experts who, together, help more than 15,000,000 people each year learn "the essential skills for an excellent career". James has written seven books on leadership, team management and personal productivity: "WorkLife: Manage Your Time"; "WorkLife: Manage Stress"; "Mind Tools"; "Stress Tools"; "Make Time for Success!" (written with Namita Anand); "How to Lead: Discover the Leader Within You"; and "Team Tools: Build and Lead an Excellent Team" (written with Felix Brodbeck and Namita Anand). Prior to MindTools, James' career spanned marketing, production and project management, business and systems analysis, software development, and consultancy for major clients in many European countries. He has led teams at all corporate levels, and has worked, with others, to build two successful companies. James earned his MBA at London Business School.

Michael Michalko:  Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers "Thinkertoys" (A Handbook of Business Creativity), "ThinkPak" (A Brainstorming Card Deck), and "Cracking Creativity" (The Secrets Of Creative Genius). As an officer in the United States Army, Michael organized a team of NATO intelligence specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive-thinking methods. His international team applied those methods to various NATO military, political, and social problems and in doing so it produced a variety of breakthrough ideas and creative solutions to new and old problems. After leaving the military, Michael facilitated CIA think tanks using his creative thinking techniques. Michael later applied these creative-thinking techniques to problems in the corporate world with outstanding successes. Michael has provided keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars on fostering creative thinking for clients who range from Fortune 500 corporations, such as DuPont, Kellogg's, General Electric, Kodak, Microsoft, Exxon, General Motors, Ford, USA, AT&T, Wal-Mart, Gillette, and Hallmark, to associations and governmental agencies.

Randy Pherson:  Randy Pherson teaches critical thinking skills and advanced analytic tools and techniques to analysts throughout the Intelligence Community and the private sector. He and Richards J. Heuer, Jr. collaborated in launching the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) software tool and they published "Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis" in March 2010. He completed a 28-year career with the Intelligence Community in 2000, last serving as National Intelligence Officer for Latin America.

Philip G. Zimbardo:  Philip G. Zimbardo is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher and media personality, winning numerous awards and honors in each of these domains. He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia. Zimbardo's career is noted for giving psychology away to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 300 publications. He was recently president of the American Psychological Association.


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