I have a free license for Buzan’s iMindmap* to give away for the best answer to a competition. This is it:
Many, many people have never heard of mind mapping. Others have heard of it but have no idea what it is or how it might help them.
Write a comment to this post (and/or send a mind map!) suggesting how to achieve exponential growth in the numbers of people doing mind mapping. This needs an idea that will motivate committed visual information mappers and at the same time can leverage the whole mind mapping community to get the word out, explain, demonstrate, tell stories, show all different styles of maps, all uses.
I shall judge the winning suggestion (my decision will be final!) and pass (only) the winner’s name and email address to Buzan Online so that they can deliver the license. Judgement will be based on originality, practicality and opportunities to obtain best leverage of existing mappers’ contacts. If you decide to send a mind map to illustrate your ideas or thinking, please send a png or jpg image to vic [at] mind-mapping [dot] org. I will arrange for it to be embedded in comments (max width 540 pixels).
This competition will run from 4th October to 3rd [updated] November December inclusive.
The master list of mind mapping &
information management software
PS You probably know that some people know about mind mapping or other visual information mapping techniques and do not like them, and will not use them because they have their own thinking style. They find that visual representation gets in the way and they don’t need introducing to it. I’m sure we all respect that and got over it long ago.
These are not the people this competition aims to find ways to reach out to. VG
* iMindMap Ultimate (£149 ‘recommended retail price’)