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Globally-renowned Maltese academic & doctor, Edward de Bono, passes away aged 88
Rest in peace.

Jillian Mallia

The globally-renowned later thinker, academic and doctor, Prof. Edward de Bono has passed away, aged 88. 

De Bono was an author of creative thinking and also held academic appointments in prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. He also went on to create the term 'lateral thinking' which has also been added to the Oxford Dictionary. Over 85 books of his were translated into 46 languages and famous method, Six Thinking Hats, has been widely taught and used.

As news spread of his passing, leaders have expressed condolences and heartfelt messages on social media."Edward de Bono once said that a memory is what is left when something happens and does not unhappen," Malta's Prime Minsiter, Robert Abela shared in light of the news. "We may have lost his physical presence but his thinking will continue to inspire us to do better."

"Rest in peace Prof Edward de Bono. Having inspired a new way of thinking, I have no doubt that your work will continue to live on in studies all around the world. Thank you for making Malta proud to call you one of its own," said Opposition Leader Bernard Grech.

"We have just lost one of our best thinking minds," said Minister Owen Bonnici. "A philosopher and inventor who was established worldwide, Edward de Bono has given humanity a whole legacy of extraordinary works. May he rest in peace!"

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who knew Edward de Bono.

10th June 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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