Archive for August 2008

The business of idea mapping

Aug 28th, 2008 | By

I’ve written before about how Mastering mind mapping can help at work  especially as recession looms. Well now, Chuck Frey has interviewed Jamie Nast on a closely-related topic.  Chuck has entitled the piece “Learn to think visually – or else”. Jamie says “To this day the majority of people have not heard of mind mapping or idea mapping”. 
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Origins of mind mapping and concept mapping [updated]

Aug 26th, 2008 | By
Origins of mind mapping and concept mapping [updated]

For too long now we have had many statements about the origins of visual mapping but there are too few examples, to my way of thinking. I’ve just written about early visual thinking maps and included a couple of cases. If any can add to the list by providing other early examples, I’d love to have
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Quick – 5 hours to go as I write [Update: It’s gone now!]

Aug 20th, 2008 | By
Quick – 5 hours to go as I write [Update: It’s gone now!]

  One of my informants, the ever-helpful Sue, has pointed out to me that Giveaway of the day has a free download and license for EDraw MAX but there’s a mere five hour timeslot left to get this. Sue also provided this information: “FYI — Registration is a little tricky. Open the ReadMe file. Copy the name and number, then paste them into the spaces… oh? Where are the spaces? After installing the program, when it
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Contributing a little of my knol

Aug 18th, 2008 | By
Contributing a little of my knol

I decided I’d add some of my knowledge of mind mapping to Google’s Knol, their competitor to Wikipedia.  That’s just a snippet over on the right. I’ve tried to keep this a neutral definition, and I’d welcome comments. [Update, 22/02/2012: As Knol is to be discontinued, I’ve captured the page above with Freezepage.  Also, here’s my frozen
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Where e’er you be let your mind roam free

Aug 10th, 2008 | By
Where e’er you be let your mind roam free

Up to now, I would have said that uses of mind maps could fit under four main categories: Learning and teaching; creative idea generation and brainstorming; planning and managing tasks or projects; and organising  information.  Always in these, we would expect the items under a branch to be logically related to concepts or topics higher in the
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