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Mind Mapping: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication, Organization, Creativity, and Time Management by [Knight, Kam]
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This is a comprehensive guide to learning about a wonderful technique called mind maps.

Mind maps are an amazing organizational and creativity tool that can improve memory, concentration, communication, organization, creativity, and time management.

This book is the ultimate resource on the topic of mind maps. In a short time, it can enhance your skills in reading, writing, learning, note taking, brainstorming, planning, productivity, and so much more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7262 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: mindlily.com (Sept. 1 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098B6V6E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I like mind mapping and this seems an easy read to remind me of its virtues. However, the spine was very slightly damaged, but nothing to be worried about.
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Finally! A right-brained organizing tool explained so the left-brain gets it! Mind mapping is such an
intuitive way to capture information, and this book lays out mind mapping “how-tos” so that I can use
them in depth. The theory of mind mapping is clearly explained, then followed by detailed instructions
and great visuals.

As a writer, I have tried using mind maps with non-fiction, with some success. But Ken showed me how I
can use a mind map with fiction and character development. This simple tool will save me lots of time
going back through my manuscripts and notes to find out if my protagonist graduated in 1927 or 1972.
Mind maps help you get the concepts recorded quickly and connect them with ease. So much faster than
outlines. My mind maps are always done by hand, but if you really want to use them on the computer,
there are lots of great software suggestions, too.

Too bad I couldn’t have posted this review as a mind map!
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Mind mapping is a truly brilliant and innovative concept. It's like I've rediscovered what my
brain is capable of. It has helped me to organize my thoughts, be creative to my
maximum potential, and even make accurate predictions.

I've read a few books on similar things to do with the mind, but this one takes the cake. Mind
Maps is a logical approach to improving the way your brain works both cognitively and
creatively.

This is a good book to get for discovering the wonderful and exciting world of mind mapping, and I would recommend it to beginners and experienced mind mapping experts alike. It has helped me to organize all of my projects on paper and in my thoughts. Now I get a lot more work done and it doesn't take me near the time that it used to. If you're busting your chops to get things finished on time like I once was, you'll love how mind mapping completely expands your life.

Mind mapping is an incredible concept that you won't want to miss out on the benefits of, and this book is a great place to start.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Written, Illustrated, and Explained Sept. 21 2012
By Ross S. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book's description and a previous reviewer make some pretty bold claims stating this is an all encompassing book and that you should begin your exploration of mind maps here. Now after having purchased and read it, I'd like to make a bold claim of my own. With this copy, you won't need another mind map book! I don't say this to sound bold or for a lack of a better way to express myself. I am saying this because this book covers everything there is or you could possibly want to learn about mind mapping, delving deep into the technique.

The book begins with a brief introduction about mind maps, giving you an immediate groundwork for what you are dealing with. It presents credible arguments for its benefits then proceeds with instructions for creating your own mind maps establishing important things to bear in mind. From there it is idea after well illustrated and explained idea of how to open up mind maps in all portions of your life.

- The author tells you how to read, study and learn with mind maps, whether you are reading from a book or learning from a lecture.

- He demonstrates the varied applications like goal setting and thematic projects.

- He talks about the limitations of mind maps and furnishes other visuals technqiues that compensate for mind map's deficiency.

- There is even an extensive conversation about using mind maps with children.

- At the end, he stocks samples from different people to ease the learning curve.

I am a lower level executive at a Fortune 100 company and in my department majority of our work revolves around generating ideas and putting together plans. So for me, the chapters on planning and brainstorming have been exceedingly handy in cultivating ideas and establishing a coherent blueprint. With the chapter on group mind mapping, I even have a nice format for getting my colleagues involved.

One of the numerous attributes that sets this apart from other mind map books is the variety of uses. Ken doesn't just show you how to use mind mapping in a specific subject, he gives you numerous angles and avenues for its attack. For planning alone, he gives you three universal variations, one of which I am using regularly. For writing he supplies four - two for fiction writing and two for non-fiction writing. He even offers you assortments in group mind mapping. With group mind mapping, you would think there probably shouldn't be much to it; you bring a group of people together and convene a mind map. Surprisingly, he suggests three possibilities, depending on the dynamic and structure of the group and what you are trying to achieve.

"Mind Maps" pulls out all the stops. It gives you abundance of suggestions on its numerous uses and practices. Even if you are not interested in or care for learning about mind maps, I propose reading through this book at least once as it can help you be more efficient in understanding, learning, and processing information.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book about becoming a smarter, more productive individual May 5 2013
By Jorge Studier - Published on Amazon.com
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This is one of the best books I've read recently. Although the focus of the book is on mind maps, there is so much good information here about becoming a better, smarter, and efficient learner. You'll discover ways to become a more effective note-taker, brainstormer, writer to help you in school, work, or any other areas in your life.

The author has a great writing style, which is never too complicated or drawn out. The explanations are always clear, with very good use of illustrations. I love the section on mind mapping with children, so many useful tips to help your child get started. I've begun using it with my 5 year old daughter and 4 year old son, they are really enjoying it. With mind maps studying, learning, even doing chores has become easier and more fun for them.

If you are looking for mind mapping on the computer, I recommend the section on software and apps. It presents a detailed discussion on the various different mind mapping tools available. It is forward thinking, it doesn't just offer computer software, it discusses tools for tablets and smart phones such as iphone, ipad, and android devices as well.

I highly recommend everyone read this book at least once. There is something here for everyone - students, professionals, artists, managers, children, etc...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Information & Easy Presentation Dec 10 2014
By Sereena Marcipiu - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book to learn mind maps. I have been a long time mind mapper and was looking for material for my husband. This is gonna be great to bring him up to speed on this amazing technique. It explains in simple and very straightforward way what mind maps are, their benefits, and how to maximize learning and organization with them. It discusses all the details to help someone who has never heard of mind maps to become an expert in no time. Even as an experienced mind mapper, I have learned many new uses and applications. There is even an entire section dedicated to using mind mapping with children, which will be very useful for our little girl. Don't procrastinate, highly recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Uses Nov. 17 2012
By Dean Pritchett - Published on Amazon.com
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This book takes an interesting look at mind maps. I've known about this method of organizing information but never really put it to practice as much as I would have liked. I downloaded this book to see if I could get back into it and so far it has been a good refresher.

All the detailed examples do a fitting job of supplementing the instructions. They are in-depth almost to the point of being step-by-step. The author doesn't leave you hanging or tell you `if you follow these instructions, this is what a mind map will or should look like.' He leads you through the stages of development, showing you how a mind map progresses at every turn. Certainly makes it easier to learn.

Other reviewers touched on this and I will too, the author has found and talks about more uses of mind maps than I could have imagined, everything from note taking, listening to a lecture, researching, brainstorming, creating lists. There is no shortage of mind map applications. I think readers will agree, this author likes mind maps. But more than that, he knows how to make mind maps useful for readers.

One of the qualities that pushed me away from mind maps when I was first learning it is instructors would always try to box me into using it a certain way, telling me not to read and mind map together, not to move to a sub-branch before completing the main branch, etc. This author didn't do that. He doesn't try to make you do things one way, he gives you a number of possibilities and their best uses, while encouraging you to follow what works for you.

There is a lot in this book for using mind maps.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and Beneficial Jan. 10 2013
By Katrina M - Published on Amazon.com
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While I have been somewhat weary of reading eBooks I've never heard of, only because some I have read have been complete trash. However, I would have to say Ken Arthur's "Mind Maps" has changed my mind.

I consider myself well read, but I have not actually read an entire book discussing the process of mind mapping. I am happy I did though. The exercise reminds me of a flow chart. As a former consultant and current writer, I have made much use of flow charts and have found them to work. Mind mapping is similar. You wrap your mind around a single thought, then create sub-topics that give the details of the main topic.

I noticed I found it difficult to stop reading this book. Ken's style of writing is precise, and it flows very well. I had errands to run, but I wanted to finish what I was reading first. It is intriguing to learn how the mind digests information. I have had many instances where I wondered why I just found it so difficult to comprehend various sorts of data, and "Mind Maps" finally put that in perspective for me.

I believe a person of any background would find this book useful. Ken teaches you how to use mind mapping on any subject from writing to reading to researching to event planning, such as planning a wedding and even creating efficient shopping lists.

Again, as a writer, it is important for me to stay current with a variety of topics, and then write in a way that my readers can understand the information. Sometimes, that can be quite difficult, especially when I feel I am suffering from information overload. Ken teaches you exactly how to take pieces of the data, sort them and map them accordingly, so that you understand not only the information, but also, how to convey it eloquently.

I am quite thankful to have come across this book. I am positive I will reread it over and over again. I would also recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve their minds and the way they comprehend new information.