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Posted by / 12 June, 2014 / Categories: General / -
 Friends, students and well loved Txaperlurdins (Blue Hat Strategic Creative Team) & Co in the Basque country are Finalists for the EFQM 2014 PRIZE. They need votes to come up tops. Their good practices are really extraordinary and whatsmore their  Creative Culture is an example to many. I´ve voted for them, not a minutes hesitation. Would you like to join in the success story?  Please see what they are up to here!
Cruces University Hospital is a public institution of the Basque Health Service (Osakidetza) that offers its services to the health regions of Ezkerraldea-Enkarterri and Uribe in Biscay, with over 370,000 inhabitants. 55% of the patients who need to be cared for at our hospital are from these geographical areas. However, our hospital’s area of influence geographically goes beyond these regions, and attends to many people with a need for complex health care in which the Cruces University Hospital acts as a reference center within and outside the Basque self-governing community: colorectal and pediatric ostomy center, major burns, liver and kidney transplant, human reproduction, heart surgery, pediatrics/ maternity, Parkinson’s surgery, oculoplastics, epilepsy unit and spinal cord injury unit. The Nephrology Department includes in its portfolio of patient care services both inpatient and outpatient consultations and several diagnostic and treatment techniques (such as peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, etc.). In addition, this service is a reference in renal transplantation.

To vote for them as the number one candidates, please click here! Voting open till  30th June


Posted by / 1 June, 2014 / Categories: Sin categoría / Tags: / -

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The private Foundation for CreACTivity, based in Catalonia, Spain launched to the world at the IESE business school Barcelona

last year. The MISSION of the Foundation for Creativation is to take action in the field of education to develop and disseminate creativity and channel it toward Innovation with the main goal of “providing  new generations with the necessary   skills to contribute to the future challenges and change in our society as well as for their own personal fulfillment”. On the anniversary of its first birthday, the Foundation´s President, Josep Lagares appointed Donna Pace as its Ambassador. The other patron carrying the name of the Foundation to the four corner


s of the world, wearing the same “Inventor” bracelet is, Ferrán Adría. A Spanish brand icon, and internationally recognised  Michelin star creative expert. He was also Ambassador to the 2009 EU Year of Creativity. The INVENTOR bracelet is on sale. All proceeds go to the project.

171871833_ml_4966_9fbb7455498e6e555aa91d36d625f68b Ferran Adriá – SuperCreaActiveStar!

Here is someone who is definitly the premium example of what it means to COOK IDEAS. Ferran Adriá is now onto another new dish, this time its for posterity. Helping him on the project are researchers from MITT, MA.   An interview from Forbes magazine


Interview from the Telegraph about why its time to let El Buli go and start something new.





Posted by / 29 May, 2014 / Categories: PRESS / -

Archivo Donna Pace SPANISH

CRUCES_Marzo_2014(2) – Newsletter Hospital de Cruces

Entrevista Donna-H GALDAKAO

HGALDAKAOCreatividad – Los logros del equipo en el Hosipital Galdakao

SERIOUS CREATIVITYPUBLIESPAÑA – Articulo newsletter Publiespaña Grupo Tele 5

20110507_Diari de Terrassa_Tallers Edward Bono – Entrevista  Donna Pace Taller ESADE CREAPOLIS

Entrevista Harvard Deusto – Articulo Pensamiento Lateral

La creatividad y la lógica en la RSC – Articulo DPace

EADAVIEW_15_EdeBono – Entrevista EADA View con Edward de Bono

Bono El País – Todavia no ha cambiado de Paradigma, por Borja Vilaseca



Allied Newspapers Ltd’s sales team recently attended a ‘Six Thinking Hats’ training programme delivered by de Bono Thinking Systems Master trainer Donna Pace. Times of Malta, Sept 2014

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Edward and the Brain by student Asgeir Hoem






Jean Louis and Aline Echo septembre 2010

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Posted by / 29 May, 2014 / Categories: ideas IDEAS i.d ID iDENTIFYING IDEAS / Tags: / -



Fernando Ramos Txapelurdin

Fernando Ramos is a medical doctor, based in the Basque country. He is part of the Txapelurdin (Blue Hat) team within his organisation.  Paying hommage to his brilliant  “thinking chair”, which is the space he gives himself in his home to THINK, this SPACE here on this blog will serve to collect and distill ideas to be shared at large. Get your thinking hats on! 

Hay en mi casa un lugar mágico. No es grande, es más bien pequeño. Un cuarto lleno de libros en el que, en un rincón, tengo un sillón. En ese sillón ocurren cosas maravillosas. Me siento en él y dejo mi mente vagar y transitar otros lugares. Mi mente se abre y se me ocurren cosas “imposibles”, metáforas poderosas de la realidad que escapan a mis posibilidades y, sin embargo, me permiten diseñar y concebir nuevas sendas donde transitar, nuevas respuestas a preguntas que me he hecho, y numerosas nuevas preguntas sobre lo que me rodea. Lo llamo “mi sillón de pensar” y es ahí donde ejercito mi “músculo” de la creatividad. Tengo a mano una libreta o un “ipad” donde apuntar todo lo que se me ocurre…por disparatado que sea y lo guardo en mi “baúl de las ideas”. Siempre puedo volver a él cuando estoy atascado en algo. De repente una idea anecdótica, simple, incluso débil se abre paso y resuena con fuerza logrando establecer una relación con un problema cotidiano y me digo:… ¡lo logré!”



QUOTES “Food for Thought”. CITAS que ALIMENTAN. Matéria de Reflexão

Posted by / 26 May, 2014 / Categories: Quotes / 0 Comments

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Mark Twain : Hay miles de genios que viven y mueren ocultados por ellos mismos o por otros

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Posted by / 15 May, 2014 / Categories: Convocatories / 0 Comments

  Formação/  CONVOCATORIAS en abierto/Open Seminars 

SALAMANCA 30 – 31 January, SIX HATS 2015

Madrid, 19 – 22 February, Madrid Certification Six Hats

SALAMANCA 27 – 28 March, Salamanca, Six Hats

Madrid 8 – 11 April, Certification Six Hats 

Bogota, BOLIVIA  11 – 18 April, Six Hats

Salamanca 11 – 14 May Certification, Lateral Thinking 

Malta SIX HATS MAY 2014 Follow this link: May 2014 

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Blue Hats, Times of Malta Sales & Advertising Team


10 – 11/7  Participant Course 10 – 13/ 7  TRAINER CERTIFICATION


11 – 12 septiembre  – Formación en los Seis Sombreros para Asistentes

11 – 14 septiembre – Formación y Certificación en los Seis Sombreros

15 – 16 septiembre – Formación en el Pensamiento Lateral para Asistentes

15 -18 septiembre  – Formación y Certificación en el Pensamiento Lateral

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En el co-working, Complot de Madrid

The dream team, from left: Jose Antonio, Maria, Panxo,  Donna, Lola, Diamantina, Gonzalo, Oscar, Gaby and Jaime Rossello Jr.



Fechas pendiente confirmar 2014

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Con David Blanco, compañero y organizador de la ultima visita a Dos Hermanas, Sevilla


Novembre – dates à confirmer


Les Six Chapeu à Carthage, Tunisie de la main de le Centre Canadien du Developpment Humain



Dizembro –  a data a confirmar posteriormente.



                                                        “You can do no better than to attend a de Bono seminar.” – Tom Peters


Posted by / 28 December, 2013 / Categories: BOOKS LIVRES / 0 Comments
Michael Gelb´s latest

Michael Gelb´s latest


Do moments of inspiration have to be few and far between—or can you develop the ability to access your deepest creativity any time? Michael Gelb has discovered the missing key that allows genius to flourish: an open, reliable connection to the vital life energy we all possess.  “The practices for accessing energy have been developed for thousands of years in yoga, martial arts, and Chinese medicine,” Gelb says.  “I’ve asked today’s greatest living masters of these arts to contribute their most effective practices for cultivating creative energy—in a way that the average person can do in 20 minutes or less.” With Creativity On Demand, Gelb teaches a series of simple and potent practices to clear blockages and open the flow of creative energy.  He then reveals how these techniques can be integrated with the renowned creative mindset and creative process tools he’s taught to individuals and organizations worldwide.  The result is Michael Gelb’s most powerful work yet on unlocking our potential to innovate and achieve.

Creativity on Demand is the result of a lifetime devoted to facilitating creativity in people and organizations. Whether your own interest is in cultivating the creative potential of other people or connecting more deeply with your personal talents and possibilities, it offers not only the inspiration, but also the practical guidance to help you make it happen. ~   Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D. from the Foreword

Available on Amazon as from September 1st

Wisdoms to Live By: Expressed by Timeless Proverbs

As Dave Tanner puts it: ” I was motivated to write this book because a proverbial wisdom that I quoted to my fourteen-year-old grandson impacted his thinking on how to stay out of future trouble in school.

This book describes 40 wisdoms expressed by timeless proverbs, short sayings that are of value in how we think about four aspects of life: the way we behave; actions we take; insights we have; and general thoughts.

Examples of proverbial wisdoms that are highlighted in the book include: do unto others as you would have other do unto you; action speaks louder than words; positive thinking aids all endeavors; and it takes two to tango. The book describes the meaning of each proverbial wisdom, origin, and examples illustrating practical value. Overall, the book is organized in a way for people of all ages to think about the many aspects of everyday life.”

This book is now available from Barnes and Noble, here

Wisdom to Live By



Creative new innovations are urgently needed in education and industry. Knowledge gained in industry related to creativity and innovation has potential value when applied in education, and likewise, knowledge gained in education has potential value when applid to industry. This book describes the value of that bridge. Some of the topics covered include:

Sources of  Innovation

– Creative Thinking Tools, Process´and Frameworks

– Problem Solving Process

– Fostering  a Culture of Creativity

– E. Paul Torrence, renowned leader in creative education

– Diagnostic, Creative, Intervention-Medition Process

Now available from Amazon here