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The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525939040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525939047
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,767,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 10 2001
Format: Paperback
The majority of the reviews seem to focus on the reviewer's feelings: towards the author, his previous works, "it was too simple," "too complicated," "repetitive," and so on. However, if you're not familiar with mind-maps (which are creative techniques used to organize thoughts, identify key ideas, link themes, and remember more effectively, while using the both sides of the brain), you might think of it as a gimmicky New-Agey concept without practical applications. In other words, not useful, interesting but not useful. I'd just like to give personal endorsement. I've used mind maps for about twenty years to organize engineering projects at work, remember books I've read, identify daily goals, learn chess opening ideas, outline papers I'm writing, and identify the important from the trivial. This book does have flaws in that Buzan has already written it in his earlier works, and the title suggests to more impressive results than can be delivered ("maximize your brain's potential"). You won't become a genius, you will still have to work at thinking, you'll just have an additional tool to help you. Mind maps are fun, easy-to-use, useful ways to organize and retain information and generate ideas. Linear notes just don't jog the memory. It's still amazing to me how a hastily drawn mind map on an article, book, movie, lecture - a map I'll scribble with stupid little drawings and doodles and throw away days later - can help me remember so much years later !! It works. I use it. It helps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31 2001
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I am a visual thinker and learned the basic concept of mindmapping some years back. I thought I'd pick up this book to learn the full technique. What a dissapointment. There is no there there. The book could be condensed to a pamphlet...and even then not so useful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 6 1999
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all this book is about is brainstorming/spiderwebbing which i learned in 3rd grade. THIS BOOK IS TALKS OF AN ELEMENTARY TECHNIQUE IN COMPLICATED WORDS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bingham@aloha.net on Sept. 6 1999
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all this book is about is brainstorming/spiderwebbing which i learned in 3rd grade. THIS BOOK IS TALKS OF AN ELEMENTARY TECHNIQUE IN COMPLICATED WORDS
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 6 1999
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i bought this book thinking it would change my life and help my grades...HA this book gives background on the brain making u think the authors a genius, but all this book is about is brainstorming/spiderwebbing which i learned in 3rd grade. THIS BOOK IS TALKS OF AN ELEMENTARY TECHNIQUE IN COMPLICATED WORDS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. H. Vaartjes on Sept. 5 2001
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Tony Buzan explains in this book different kind of possibilities to use mind maps for personal, family, educational and professional purposes.
However the book doesn't have much dept for each of these topics. It gives a good impression of what mind mapping is about. A clear instruction of how to make a mind map will definitely help new novice users give a kick start.
Personaly I would like to read more about computer mind mapping and available software (reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Elvin on Aug. 17 2000
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The Mind Map Book tells us how to use radiant thinking to maximize our untapped potential. Presented clearly and colorfully, in linear manner, we are guided through the process of making our own mind-maps so that we can improve our memory, concentration and creativity in planning and structuring our thoughts. Do you need to buy the book? Basically - no. When I was a student, some twenty years ago, I remember meeting a very keen proponent of mind maps in the laundry, and what I learned from him in twenty minutes was enough. Also, there are enough traveling professors in this world who are just aching to tell you how much you can do with an addled brain and set of colored felt-tips that buying this book is really not worth your while. What is good about the book, is that it does tell you clearly and methodically how to create mind maps of good design. What is bad about the book is the relentless sales pitch. Virtually everything spiral or fractal that occurs in nature gets a full color plate, and there are lists of doodles from the famous that you can test your intelligence as to who the creator was (hardly mind maps). Finally, there is a long list of merchandise that mind map fans can buy if they are so inclined. You can even send a donation of at least $10 to the author so that you can aid him in building his money-making centers! Come on Tony. The only radial thinking that you're doing is in the numbers that spiral around your head every time you go to the bank.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Wung on July 14 2000
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I was introduced to Mind Maps in a short class I took in Austin Texas on concentration. The teacher was recommending this book like it was the greatest discovery since sliced bread.
I must admit, I find mind maps fascinating and very useful, but this book was kind of a waste. Well, it is a waste because the points are hasshed and rehashed time and time again with no real insight offered into the technique.
For those who have not been exposed to Mind Maps, Mr. Buzans other books are more help ful. For those who have been exposed to Mind Maps, this book is a disappointment. I would hope that mind maps and radiant think would be capable of inspiring the author to great depths and heights.
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