The Mind Map Book book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The potential of the human mind is absolutely phenomenal, and To. The Mind Map Book is his most important and comprehensive book on the subject. It offers exciting new ways of using and improving memory. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The potential of the human brain is phenomenal, and Tony Buzan has been a pioneer in researching that.
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The Mind Map Book, part of Tony Buzans revolutionary Mind Set series, The Mind Map, which has been called the Swiss army knife for the brain is a. 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. Book Reviews. The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan and Barry Buzan. ISBN Publisher: BBC Active Pages: Mind maps are an efficient .
It's obviously a strongly simplified presentation, but it serves its purpose by setting the stage for Buzan's idea of radiant thinking. Radiant thinking is intended to reflect the structure and processes of our brains, where associative thought spreads in different directions from a given point.
And a mind map mirrors this activation pattern; a mind map always radiates from its central image or idea. The result is a hierarchical and non-linear view of its subject. But a mind map is more than just a different organization. Mind maps build on ideas from learning theory and memory research by harnessing and combining multiple senses and skills like colors, images, and words.
Buzan does a good job of presenting the problems that mind maps solve and explains the rules of mind mapping, which are more like a supporting set of principles. So far, I've been quite positive in my review.
But the book has a few problems. The most obvious is the final chapter, which reads like a sales brochure for the mind mapping software company that Buzan owns. To me, it would have made a better case if Buzan had included a slight touch of critical thinking; digitalizing mind maps must involve some trade-offs and that discussion is sadly absent in the book.
Further, the organization of the book is disappointing. For someone preaching the importance of involving multiple senses in a learning experience, it's surprising that the book has such a traditional layout. I mean, take a look at the Head First concept.
That's brilliant and engaging. It's as if the writer, Tony Buzan, assumes that if you bought this book, you're already sold on the idea of mind maps, and so now that he has your attention, he'll just keep re-emphasizing how wonderful they are. This was a patronizing, repetitive read that gravely lacked in depth. I wouldn't recommend it, except maybe as a paper weight. Jun 17, Pete Storm rated it it was ok.
I've decided I like Mind Maps, and I've downloaded some software to help make them. I enjoy putting them together and find them useful. So I wanted to like this book. But it's just not very good. It's full of anecdotes of no general value, and it includes many testimonials about how mind maps have changed someone's life, but there aren't a lot of examples of how to make them productively.
There could have been a lot more discussion about different ways to branch a mind map and the utility of each I've decided I like Mind Maps, and I've downloaded some software to help make them. There could have been a lot more discussion about different ways to branch a mind map and the utility of each approach, but there wasn't. It had a few tidbits of useful info, but they were pretty sparse and none of them were impressive.
Apr 30, David Roberts rated it really liked it.
This book is mainly about the benefits of mind mapping and how it can save you time. If you do a search in Google there were 6 million results according to Tony although that's probably much higher now. Mind mapping is more than a learning tool for things like books although that's one application.
It can be used to structure your day or for goal setting. In the Gulf area they use it to plan new cities. I assume that's the Gulf of Mexico. Bosses of companies can use it to prioritize their time and see how they're going a certain profit. Many companies use mind maps in meetings.
Tony is in the Guiness Book of Records as the most creative person in the world. One of his ideas was for teachers to have teaching assistants. I know when I was at school that was unheard of. One thing he says in the book is you must step out of your comfort zone and see things from a different perspective.
If you normally read a certain newspaper you should try a completely different one from time to time. You should try different cuisine to what you're used to. If you normally lounge on the beach on holiday you should try skiing or snow boarding.
You should also read books you wouldn't normally read. Jul 08, Vn rated it it was ok. I like mind maps and have used them but had never read his books. Found it quite unimpressive.
Apr 07, Radwa rated it liked it. No doubt that Mind mapping is a good way to improve our performance in our life. However, I felt some boring to follow the ideas and the examples of this book. Found quite a bit still relevant even though I'm retired - e. Apr 13, Abdul Aziz rated it really liked it. Good book for anyone who is new in the concept of mind maps. The author explain on how to use mind maps on every aspect of work.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A very good work to use mind mapping at work. It also encourages good habits when working. Always amazed with Tony Buzan since I also practised his methods quite a while.
Reading this book to freshen my brain on mind maps. Luckily I have this book during Goodreads book swap in Bogor 2 months ago. Dec 17, Greta rated it liked it Shelves: I read this before I read "Mind Maps" and now that I have read the first book, I think I would have gotten more out of this one.
Still, some worthwhile principles of how to apply radiant thinking to the workplace, for brainstorming, taking notes, or simply remembering your weekly "to do" list. Dec 14, Hasri bin Hasfa rated it liked it. Feb 15, Hanin rated it really liked it Shelves: Love the subtitle yet, "still have time to play" Jan 11, Pat added it.
A little too basic. It does seem like a decent introduction if you don't currently use mind maps. May 25, Frederico Borelli rated it liked it Shelves: I got a little bit disapointed because this book is full of obvious tips about mind mapping. It was not big deal at all. Apr 02, Hayder Alattabi rated it really liked it.
Aug 03, Julia Katic rated it liked it. Some good ideas. Feb 22, Mckinley rated it it was ok Shelves: Makes certain assumptions about reader's knowledge. Steps beyond the mapping process at times - maybe to fill pages?.
Overall, didn't find this very helpful. Jan 30, Asungushe B. A good management book on how to get things done and still play. I have been introduced to mind-mapping which I am now exploring aggressively. So far so good!