'Mind Mapping' or 'Idea Mapping'?

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Jamie Nast, USA

'Mind Mapping' or 'Idea Mapping'?

I started Mind Mapping in 1992 and was the only Senior Master Trainer for the Buzan Centre until 2006. I've authored a book titled, "Idea Mapping" and have trained 17,000+ professionals world-wide.
I use the term Idea Mapping out of respect for our mappers who map strictly by the Mind Mapping laws. Idea Mapping encourages breaking those laws. Although they have a time and place, I've had many a frustrated client who nearly threw out the tool because they felt their creativity was hampered (especially the one-word-per-branch law). I share these guidelines, but leave it to the mapper to determine if and when these guidelines are necessary based on the purpose of their map.

Lean (six) Sigma Master Black Belt, Netherlands

Starting with Mindmapping

I started using mind mapping after recommendation of Michael Bennett (four powers of greatness) when taking notes at a training or with conversation with clients. After that I started using mind mapping at brainstorm sessions with teams. The result was that I could easily catch all what was said and was able with teams to analyze and discuss ideas at depth. For me this tool is an efficiency and reflectivity booster. It took me 2- 4 weeks to get used to this way of working.

  Rocio Dextre, Perú

What Matters is what Proceeds the Mind Mapping

It depend on how you will perform the analysis. If you have first a rich data gathering - for instance through interview...

  Richard Hendricks, USA

The Name 'Mind Mapping'

I already began using mind mapping during the 1970s, except it wasn't called mind mapping then. It's one of the best to...

  Essau Motloung, South Africa

Mind Mapping is powerful

Concising the manuals in mind mapping leads the way of maximizing understanding the material better than heavy text manu...

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom

From Brain Patterns to Bio-Logical Writing

I was trained by Tony Buzan while at Littlewoods (c1974) and became an authorized trainer. The term used then was "Brai...


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