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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2012
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This most recent book by Buzan and Griffiths is also the best written and concise presentation of mind mapping ever made by these authors. The book is very focused, very clear, and gets down to the big issues. This is the "mature" book wherein the authors know that their techniques have been adopted world-wide and thus they do not need to "sell" the concepts. The tone of the book is what you would expect from two individuals with long careers working on mind maps and training others: it hits the big points without burying the reader in far too much detail. The authors know the method works and that it has been very well-received and focus on why you should mind map, how to do it, what you can expect to achieve, when mapping is most effective, and who can benefit. This is the most focused and clear of Buzan's books (and I have read almost all of them in the past two years). It should be noted that others will criticize Buzan and Griffiths for claiming Buzan "invented" mind mapping and that his "laws" of mind mapping are but one set of guidelines. Whether you ultimately decide for yourself (hopefully based on your field, training, and goals) that this is THE only real method mind mapping is not really relevant. What is relevant is that this is the best book to date on Buzan-style organic mind mapping (the dominant theory in the area) and it provides the perfect entry (and for many destination) point to learning about mind mapping. If you want to use mind maps and use them to their full potential, this is where you should start. G J Huba PhD, retired psychologist and current blogger on the application of mind maps to scientific fields.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2013
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If you are interested in Mind mapping buy his earlier "Radiant Thinking". "Modern Mind Mapping" is an over priced advertisment for software. They should be giving this away not charging you to read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2013
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I read this book over a weekend. I thought it was logically presented and 90% of the material was first rate. After reading the book I purchased mind mapping software and have been extremely pleased with the results.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2014
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You could some up all the full contents of useful info in this book into a nice pamphlet. Throw out the user guide for Buzan's self promoted software. Next, remove all the repetition and uncorrelated evidence. You are then left with a pretty good technique that is easy and useful. It is not the secret to fulfillment of a happy life. You really can get the entire message of this book if this were written as a nice, 30 page pamphlet. Better yet, publish it as a mind map instead of a book. Of course, a published pamphlet or mind map would net Buzan a lot less in royalties and software licenses.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2012
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Great intro if you don't already have GRASP or The Most Important Graph in the World..Nothing new here for me.. wasted $9.99.. time to stop buying Buzan for me..
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
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Great book! Great ideas and new ways to look at projects. Helps you to visualize the entire project and process!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 30, 2012
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A useful subject for constructive study and mind expansion. I would say buy it, Learn about Mind Mapping for your life
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on July 4, 2014
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This is realy helpful book to me. Thanks
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on August 17, 2013
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I haven't finished it yet but It sounds work for me after just finished a few chapter. I like it.
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on August 19, 2014
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Have followed this concept for many years - it suits my thinking style. Would recommend it as a reference work for those who suffer from 'patterned' problem solving.
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