Mind Mapping for Dummies
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Mind Mapping for Dummies

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Unlock your brain's potential using mind mappingMind mapping is a popular technique that can be applied in a variety of situations and settings. Students can make sense of complex topics and structure their revision with mind mapping; business people can manage projects and collaborate with colleagues using mind maps, and any creative process can be supported by using a mi...more
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Published January 31st 2012 by For Dummies (first published January 1st 2011)
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This is a good introduction to mind mapping. Rustler explains both hand-drawn and computer-generated mind maps, emphasizing the use of colors and the advantages of restricting yourself to single word concepts. I found the chapters on computer software for mind mapping useful; however, Rustler definitely had favorite software and having to "tune out" his preferences made it hard to judge the various software descriptions neutrally. Rustler talks about using mind maps in all sorts of situations: e...more
David Roberts
The book I read to research this post was Mind Mapping for Dummies by Florian Rustler which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. This book includes an introduction by Tony Buzan who invented Mind Mapping. It also in addition to being about Mind Mapping has reviews of various Mind Mapping Software some of these are free and some are downloadable programs and others are cloud computing services. Your brain doesn't like intricate details but instead likes to see how something fits into...more
I had heard of this but did not understand it. This gave a good overview and then I tried it. It looks a lot easier than it is! I really liked it as a different way of trying to pare down a subject. As a visualization method visual/kinetic learners might really like it.
Steven Yi
I had been using Mind Mapping using the free program XMind (http://xmind.net) and wanted to learn a bit more about Mind Mapping in general. This book provided some good explanations to the technique of mind mapping and ways it can be applied for studying, learning, note taking, etc. I thought some of the later chapters had a bit corporate speaker-talk, but overall, I thought the book was 90% or so solid in material.

I think my experiences with Mind Mapping have been very fruitful, and I will be...more
Ashley Reid
A great book for learning the technique of mind mapping and its many uses.
Great overview and review for me. Time to put the techniques into regular practice.
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