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By: Kam Knight, Jim D Johnston, et al.
Purchased At: $10.99
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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Before I read this book, I thought “mind mapping” was some sort of meditation or self-discovery technique. Mind mapping is a method of data presentation. But, the effects and benefits go far beyond the presentation of data. I won’t go into details here because this book makes the subject so simple and so obvious, it’s simpler if you just read the book.
We are currently awash in a tidal wave of advice-givers, self-help-gurus, super-coaches, and other baloney hucksters who are wangling their way to a web presence and freedom from their day jobs. “Mind Mapping” by Kam Knight is a refreshing (and rare) departure from this tsunami of rehashed ideas and inspirational fluff.
Kam has written a book that is pragmatic, useful, unpretentious, and straightforward. I was surprised that I had not come across these techniques before, and that I had been already doing them myself, in a very partial way, before I encountered a complete presentation of them.
I cannot think of an area of life or business that the techniques in this book will not materially improve. Most definitely worth the $12 spent on the book and 10 or so evenings reading it. Best of luck applying these techniques.
Honestly though, that just cheapened the entire experience. So what's my opinion of the book so far? Book illustrations are in black and white, but author references the color of certain sections in the illustration. I did jump forward to the software section. The iMindMap program for Android of not available. Since this book is printed on demand, l'm not sure why the author can't update it as things like that change.
The book really does start from the beginning, so even if you're a complete beginner and have never tried mind mapping before, you can still get involved easily. Going back to the basics, the book tells the reader exactly what a mind map is and ho w to create and accessorize one. It then goes on to say how such techniques could be useful; in taking notes, lectures and presentations, gathering research and assembling information, collecting thoughts and developing solutions, and much, much more.
I was also surprised to note that there is even a section on writing; fiction and non-fiction with details on structuring paragraphs, getting specific, and so on. This was definitely an added bonus - I hadn't been expecting this information, but I certainly found it useful.
I eagerly absorbed all the information given on planning, making lists and setting goals - all of this is useful in the work that I do. And the better I do the planning, lists and setting goals, the more I'll achieve. I suspect even the information on group mind mapping will be helpful in the future, when I work on my next co-project.
What I liked best was the fact that the book is sympathetic towards different learning met hods, and how different people are. It helped in this respect by providing information on varying types of mind maps - so there's something in there for everyone.
Rounding up with details of mind mapping software and apps, I came out feeling like a veritable expert on mind maps. I just have to put the knowledge into practice now! Overall, I feel this book will definitely help me to become more efficient in my work. The easy to understand instructions and writing style ensure that anyone can read it and learn about mind mapping techniques without feeling intimidated.
So, if you're interested in mind mapping, grab this book and you'll find a method that's right for you.
If you thought you would learn even a small amount more about mind mapping then this book isn't for you. HOWEVER, if you never learned this in school as a child you may benefit from the first paragraph of every chapter and looking at the self explanatory images.
I was recommended this book after first reading The Science of Accelerate Learning (which I thought was a good read and only cost $5) hoping for a similar deeper insight into a common tool used by people, but what I found was very superficial information that had been dragged out and some of it even impractical. Overall I'm disappointed with this purchase. I read each chapter hoping for a shift in value but didn't get it.
I gave it 2 starts for the reason that I do see some benefit for people completely unaware of this concept but even then I don't think it's worth $10.
Ele cumpre o que promete quando diz que a técnica melhora a memória, concentração, comunicação, organização, criatividade e gestão do tempo. Cada um desses aspectos faz parte de um ou mais capítulos que tratam das diferentes aplicações úteis para qualquer um.
Apesar de ser breve ao explicar os princípios, aqueles que são importantes para convencer o leitor à adotar a técnica são diretos e até óbvios. A natureza associativa (não linear) do cérebro e o rápido processamento visual são características fundamentais que são "manipuladas" pelo uso de mapas mentais.
Tiro uma estrela pois a cópia física tem os exemplos em preto e branco (cor é fundamental na técnica), mas postei no site e me enviaram o arquivo colorido. Também achei a escrita "apressada", às vezes com alguns erros ou confusão de termos.
Extraneous use of words and repetition of concepts and phrases to pad out the book does make one skip paragraph after paragraph to find the next tidbit of information. You might grit your teeth at times.
Having said this the book review/study sections do have some good points to note, but again, laboured in their delivery.
There are some uses of the Mind Map that I wouldn't have come up with on my own but which gave me ideas for their use straight away.
The section on Mind Mapping software has quite a few good applications listed and reviews that provide their benefits and limitations.
All in all there are some good mind-mapping ideas within this book and you can expand upon them. You might find the prolixity of the author's "padding" the book aggravates you enough to take it in very small doses at a time: Like I'm doing.
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