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The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential Paperback – March 1, 1996
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In this book, Tony Buzan convincingly argues for the importance of Mind Mapping--a method of recording and organizaing information based on the nature of human brains. After reading this book and experimenting with Mind Mapping myself, I do believe that our usual writing system does not enable our brains to function effectively and Mind Mapping is a major improvement over it.
Mind Mapping is based on a few basic principles summarized as follows:
* Represent concepts with keywords
* Make associations
* Organize into hierarchy
* Visualize concepts using images
* Stimulate your brain with colors and symbols
* Order and emphasize according to importance
The major benefits from the use of Mind Maps are:
* Images, colors, and associations stimulates creative thinking.
* Mind Mapping forces you to think actively about the things you learn.
* Efficiency in making/taking notes.
* Learning is simply more fun!
The latter part of the book suggests many uses of Mind Maps: writing a personal diary, sharing stories within a family, thinking, teaching, making notes, presenting a lecture, and collaborating in a professional environment. For example, Boeing created a 25-foot long Mind Map summarizing an aircraft engineering manual, which helped save millions of dollars worth of staff time.
Tony's writing is lucid and the presentation of the book is excellent. I found the colorful examples given throughout the book especially inspiring and useful.Read more ›
I have about 10 years of mindmapping experience. I mindmap today a lot less than I used to during my first 3 years. I think the best application of mindmapping is for studying, reviewing, and memorizing materials. If I had known about mindmapping when I went through school(s), I would have done a lot better than I did. Catching mindmapping a bit later in life, it allowed me to study a lot of new stuff much quicker than I would have otherwise. There is really something about involving your whole brain in the learning process, instead of just the left one. And, mindmapping does that naturally for you.
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I have referred this book to hundred of my clients. It is a remarkable and simple tool to learn. This should be taught to kids in beginning elementary school and enhanced as brain... Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Major
I like this book. It is dated, but I bought other books with it to keep me up-to-date. Arrrived in great condition. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Avis (ecology student)
The books is advertised as good condition, but came in with moderate to heavily wear and tear. Water stains, and smells. Not a pleasant purchase.Published 19 months ago by Limin Yao
Near the beginning Tony tells what lead to him writing the book. Tony was searching for knowledge of how understand, direct and control his own mind. Read morePublished on February 10, 2014 by a customer