Winter Driving Best Books of the Month Men's Leather Watches Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums All-New Amazon Fire TV Grocery Valentine's Day Cards Bring a little greenery into your home Amazon Gift Card Offer jstfd6 jstfd6 jstfd6  Amazon Echo All-New Fire Kindle Paperwhite Lisa Loeb AMO Winter Sports on Amazon.com SnS

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on December 23, 2012
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.

[review based on Kindle edition]
0Comment22 of 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 8, 2013
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.
0Comment9 of 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 24, 2013
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.
0Comment5 of 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 3, 2014
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.
0Comment2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 22, 2012
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..
0Comment11 of 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 23, 2015
It really didn't add anything valuable for me. I got this to help me construct mind maps for taking notes and studying, but it really didn't talk about how to do that. Most of it seemed to be about planning and business.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 30, 2012
A useful subject for constructive study and mind expansion. I would say buy it, Learn about Mind Mapping for your life
0Comment2 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on August 19, 2014
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.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 20, 2013
Great book! Great ideas and new ways to look at projects. Helps you to visualize the entire project and process!
0Comment2 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 18, 2015
Just perfect book. It enriches you and open your mind. Furthermore i might say say that it change the way you think or live!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse