Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
Your brain is a super bio-computer that dwarfs any machine on the market. If you understand how it works and how to work with it, you can employ and enjoy astonishing powers of learning, memory, concentration, and creativity in planning and structuring thought on all levels. Now, in The Mind Map Book, Tony and Barry Buzan have provided a comprehensive operating manual for all who want to use their brains to their fullest potential. Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking, the revolutionary new method of accessing heretofore untapped intelligences, was developed by world-famous brain-power expert Tony Buzan by analyzing original breakthrough scientific insights into the workings of the brain. It is a process currently used with extraordinary success by multinational corporations, leading universities, champion athletes, and outstanding artists.
The Mind Map Book is the only book that both explains the fundamental operation of the brain in terms of its thinking processes and explains how to unleash and harness its power. This remarkable book clearly and concisely describes how your brain actually stores and processes all the information that pours into it. Then, with the aid of vivid diagrams and exciting, easy-to-follow exercises, it shows you precisely how to mirror and magnify your brain's pattern of perception and association in the way you learn, think, and create...and have it serve as the tool you need to succeed in business as well as in school, in the studio, in sports, in your love life and other relationships; quickly master the right way to take notes, organize a speech, a writing assignment, a report; and join with others to pool thinking productively, memorize a mammoth amount of data, free your ideas to grow and expand constantly in depth and dimension. On another level, you will see how the great thinkers, scientists, and artists of the past and present have utilized the principles of Mind Mapping and Radiant Thinking.
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Tony Buzan developed Mind Mapping as a technique to make the most of your mind. As one of the world's foremost authorities on the subjects of creativity, speed reading, and whole brain utilization, he has written numerous books, including the "Mind Map Book", "Speed Reading", and "Use Both Sides of Your Brain".
Mind Mapping helps in the taking and making of notes and assists in recording your thoughts in a non-linear, associative, and radiant fashion. Activities like preparing for presentations; taking notes about books you read; doing a situation analysis; studying any subject; and working with groups to come up with creative and innovative ideas will become faster, easier, and more fun when using Mind Mapping.
I've used Mind Mapping since I was introduced to it in the 1990s to take notes, prepare speeches and reports, and to brainstorm new ideas. The book introduces the reader to the technique as well as many practical examples of mind maps. I'm a huge fan of this method and as a result have introduced many people to it. The reaction of people after reading Tony Buzan's Mind Map Book typically is: "If only I knew about this when I was in high school or college."
The book introduces the theory developed by the authors about how our brain works, and introduces the mind map as a graphical instrument to implement radiant thinking, which according to the authors, is a more efficient way of using our brain capabilities. It presents the basics of creating a mind map and then goes on to show different ways and situations in which you can use them. There are also some really nice examples of mind maps to get your mind going. This book is lavish with illustrations that quite honestly, would be hard for me to sit down and try to do to that quality. But I have found the color-friendly and picture-friendly technique of mind mapping to be useful for introducing the element of play into note taking -- and I've found that it can make an otherwise dull lecture a bit more interesting. I think that sometimes you'll have to modify the techniques to fit your own personality and learning style. But over all, these techniques will help in a lot of learning and organizing situations.It's a great way to systematize and visualize ideas and opinions without losing track of the conversation through too much attention payed to every little word.