Tony Buzan’s Mind Maps

Mind mapping

Work smarter not harder? How can one be more creative? How can one have a focus vision whilst keeping track of the overall view?

I have been mind mapping for donkey years. Some time ago, whilst chatting to an old friend, Andre, he told me since he was a school kid; he always had some sort of drawings to map out his thoughts. That would suggest that mind mapping is natural form of thinking process. Indeed, a recent study on the working of the human brain confirms that human thoughts could well take the forms of mind maps. The brain links different “objects” to make up a thoughtful idea.

Tony Buzan has spent years teaching the world to use mind maps. I have gained a lot using his techniques. Today, there is a number of Mind mapping soft wares available. I currently have been using Mind Jet since version 1 some 8 or 9 years now.

I have taught a number of persons to use the techniques and they have found great productivity gain. Recently I brought in my friend, Victor to give a series of lectures on the subject to some CEO’s in Mauritius. They were thrilled.

I would have wished that all the students Mauritius be taught the use of mindmaps.

What about you, the entrepreneurs? Do you want to become more effective and creative?


#1 Olivier on 09.07.06 at 5:34 pm

I have to agree. I use mindmaps whenever I need to write anything more than a page (and often things that are less than a page).

They are not only useful in organizing thoughts, but also in refining them. Arguments and points that would be moot are discarded early, associations can be made early and other benefits are to be gained by visioning the big picture.

Yes, students should be taught mindmaps in my opinion. Its natural, its fast and easy to use and it can be very fun to do!

#2 Eddy Young on 09.07.06 at 9:29 pm

I find mind-mapping very useful for organising thoughts and expanding ideas. I have done this unconsciously since primary school and still find it very useful.

#3 joseph on 09.08.06 at 9:37 am

Thanks for your comments. How can we arouse others to use mindmaps? May be talk about it whenever we have a chance.Mindmaps is a blogger’s category. I have recently(a month ago) shared Mindmapping to 2 press reporters who are using it in their work. They told me that their note taking & re writinghas improved greatly. Good for them.

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