How do the software programs you use in your job shape how you think? Are you focused on the forest or the trees?
Archives for May 2010
In my latest videocast, I demonstrate plore how to utilize mind mapping software as as powerful, visual RSS feed reader – with an important and valuable difference.
Accessing your most valuable ideas is much like mining for a priceless mineral. You must first dig through a lot of “mental overburden” before you get to the most valuable ideas.
Because I’m a PC user, Mac applications of mind mapping software don’t get as much attention as they should. That’s why I created a brief survey to identify the best mind mapping application for Mac OS X. Please share your opinion!
A common use of mind maps in business is to manage complex projects. But much less common is utilizing it to capture the team’s learnings – what went well, what needed improvement, and what the team will do differently during the next project. In this new report, I deconstruct a particularly well-designed “lessons learned” mind map, which has much to teach in terms of effective mapping practices.
One thing became very clear to me last week, while I was attending a conference: More business people need to know about the power and benefits of utilizing mind mapping software. But to get the word out, I need your help. Read on to learn how you can help me to promote greater use of this powerful technology.
Many people who think about leaving their day job and starting their own business never achieve “escape velocity.” Perhaps that’s because the prospect of building a new business based upon their dreams and passions is so multi-faceted and overwhelming that they never get clear on what they need to do to turn their dreams into reality. Mind mapping software can help.
When people first start out using mind mapping – whether in written form or with a software package – they often get stymied by the feeling that they must create a perfect mind map. This mindset, however, can be detrimental to actually producing a high-quality visual map. Here’s why.
As part of the new Mind Mapping Insider membership program, I have made a commitment to begin producing a series of video reviews of mind mapping software. The first one to be completed is an in-depth review of NovaMind 5. To really do this program, justice, you need to see it in action.
One way to envision new products and services your company can offer to its key customers is to visualize their value chain – the steps from raw material to finished product from their perspective. Here’s how to do it.