Black Hat Thinking

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Black Hat Thinking

  1. Introducing the Black Hat
  2. Black Hat thinking feels comfortable
  3. We We normally focus ARGUMENTS & CRITICISM normally focus on on arguments & criticism
  4. The Black Hat is always logical, never emotional
  5. It is also called the „logical negative“
  6. Black hat thinking must be truthful...
  7. ...but it does not have to be fair!
  8. The purpose of Black Hat thinking is to show why something will not work.
  9. Black Hat thinking is valuable.
  10. You can ENJOY being negative!
  11. But you must know when to stop!
  12. The ROLE of a devil's advocate.
  13. Fear? Black Hat thinking is an important part of the the thinking process.
  14. Black Hat reasons must stand by themselves...
  15. ...and must be usable by anyone.
  16. ...the figures I know are different from the ones you gave.
  17. ... that is not the only explanation, but just one explanation.
  18. ...there does not need to be a logical connection between those points.
  19. Good Black Hat thinking requires... IMAGINATION ...to generate alternatives and possibilities
  20. It is true that if we increase prices, sales will fall
  21. But if we justify it as a „premium product“
  22. We might get a different type of customer
  23. ...and our fall in sales may be offset by increased revenue.
  24. Black Hats are about alternative facts
  25. If we increase speeding fines...
  26. ...people will drive more slowly on Autobahns in Germany
  27. ?????
  28. Black Hats are about LIKELIHOODS
  29. Are the facts CORRECT?
  30. Are the facts RELEVANT?
  31. Showing wrong facts is most common Black Hat thinking
  32. Black Hat thinking is to show weaknesses in facts, to avoid making potential mistakes.
  33. There are no emotions
  34. Experience is PERSONAL
  35. Experience is VALUABLE
  36. Experience itself is not the absolute truth!
  37. Past lessons may not work for tomorrow
  38. Black Hat thinking balances the Yellow Hat
  39. How to handle Black Hat thinking
  40. Remember: Map Making not Arguments
  41. Acknowledge the negative thoughts
  42. Acknowledge, show a parallel situation making the first thought unlikely
  43. Acknowledge the danger, put forward an alternative proposal
  44. Do some Black Hat thinking on the person's Black Hat thinking
  45. Offer an alternative view and place it alongside for later use
  46. Too many Black Hats?
  47. Showing that facts work takes time and patience

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