Dan Roam, author of the visual mapping books The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas With Pictures and Blah, Blah, Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work, compares the process of visual thinking to the process of carving a faceted diamond out of a rough piece of the crystalline substance. This is a very powerful analogy.
Archives for February 2012
On Friday, I participated in a training session taught by Wayne Breitbarth entitled Unlocking Linkedin’s Corporate Marketing Potential. Here’s a mind map of what I learned from this excellent course.
SpiderScribe, which debuted last year as a beta web mind mapping application, has been officially released. For someone who has never done mind mapping before, its simple, well-designed drag-and-drop interface is very welcoming.
This innovative yearly planning mind map incorporates some unique elements that make it an order of magnitude more productive than the typical personal planning map. The lessons it teaches can help you dramatically improve the value you provide to the people you serve.
How do the mind mapping apps for the iPad compare with each other? Here is a visual analysis, in the form of a chart, which compares price vs. functionality, and what that translates into in terms of potential value to you.
Visual thinking is an essential executive skill today. If you want to keep up with the latest thinking on this fascinating topic, why not follow these 10 visual thinking experts on Twitter?
In this new Insider video tutorial, I explain how to create a mind map to evaluate your ideas and select the best ones for implementation.
Visual thinking has become so popular today that it has spawned many excellent books from its most talented practitioners. Here are 10 invaluable books that I recommend.
Inspiration Software, the earliest pioneer of mind mapping software, recently announced that it will launch a new mind mapping and diagramming app for the iPad at the end of March.
Visual thinking is quickly growing in importance as a strategy for attacking difficult business problems. But what’s driving this need and why should you learn about it?