Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More and Achieve Success in Business is a new book by Jamie Nast, which was just published by John Wiley & Sons. It teaches the basics of how to capture your ideas using “idea maps” – basically, mind maps that are focused on recording your ideas. While it tends to focus on hand-drawn maps, the principles and outlines are valuable for anyone doing software-produced maps, as well. The book does contain a chapter on mind mapping software, including tips on how to select it, benefits of using it and some examples of business applications of software-drawn idea maps. It also comes with a trial version of MindManager tucked into the back cover, which will provide an easy way for many readers to get their first exposure to mind mapping on a computer.
In addition to teaching readers how to create idea maps, the book also covers topics such as applications of idea maps and how to use them in a team setting, and it also includes a number of maps produced by real-world business people.
If you are a beginning to intermediate user of mind maps, you should find much to like in this new book. For more information on Idea Mapping, visit the book’s promotional website. Jamie also authors a blog about idea mapping.