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“Great insights into this valuable tool!”Stephen P. Ahern wrote this review Tuesday, August 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An interesting approach to learn how to use lateral thinking...”Alejandro Contreras wrote this review Wednesday, May 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Showed up on my door step one day back around 1996 curtesy of Rudy. I still mind map and highly recommend it as a way to think through problems and remember important concepts.”Larry G Kron wrote this review Friday, February 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“(Read November 2008) I read this book to evaluate the suitability of Mind Maps as a tool for engineering project documentation and knowledge capture / sharing.”David Schattner's Mechanical Engineering Book List wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A different approach to thinking.”Martin A. Rubin wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Buzan brothers offer a new way of taking notes, organizing, planning and other things you might ordinarily handle with normal forms of linear notes.
I have to admit the authors' bios put me off the beginning of the book. I assume author bios are mostly written by the author, if so humbleness is not a Buzan trait.
However, I was mostly please by what I found inside the book. The instructions for minding mapping were mostly complete and detailed enough to allow for me to know how to make a mind map. They also showed a variety of maps types so that I could see maps used for purposes that I could relate to.
There were a couple of moments that I rolled my eyes on their enthusiasm trying to over come difficulties in using their maps. For instance, they suggest getting a talk outline from any talk or lecture you go to so you can make a mind map. I suppose this might work in some situations, but its hard to imagine being able to do it in all situations. I would have much preferred some honesty on how to make a mind map when you don't know what the lecture's organizing ideas are.
“I've just been through Division 1 and found it to have too much unnecessary information. The authors are not practising what they are preaching ;)
Just finished Division 2 - it's a bit better. The exercises were helpful but still I found it to have a lot of stuff he could have done without.
Division 3 is good. Guidelines are mostly common-sense but explained anyway. I'm convinced I should read The Odyssey by Homer. First look at a few Mindmaps was nice.
Just completed Division 4 - Synthesis which is just great. Division 5 - Uses is wonderful but instead of going through the entire division, it is much better to focus on the type for which you want to use Mind Maps!”
“Many interesting tips; learning to apply it to language learning and teaching!”Elena Zlatanova wrote this review Saturday, April 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No