Futurist Ross Dawson recently interviewed me for his Thriving on Overload podcast. He speaks with some of the world’s most inspiring ‘information masters’ about their practices and lessons on how to transform unlimited information into insight, foresight, and better decisions.
Ross has been exploring the techniques, frameworks, and routines that enable leading entrepreneurs and executives, authors and others transform an ocean of information into insight, value, and the ability to shape a better future for over two decades, and recently published a book entitled Thriving on Overload: The 5 Powers for Success in a World of Exponential Information.
He asked some thought-provoking questions and was an excellent host. In just over 30 minutes, we covered a wide variety of topics related to visual thinking and creativity:
- How I got started with mind mapping
- Tips on getting more value out of mind mapping tools
- Other useful types of visual tools
- What’s currently most intriguing on today’s visual thinking tools landscape?
- How to select a set of visual thinking tools that works for you?
- What does a typical note in a digital note-taking tool contain?
- How can we increase the level of serendipity in our thinking and creativity?
- How can visual thinking and note-taking tools be assembled into a workflow to help you create compelling content?
- As you conduct research, how do you assemble the bits and pieces of what you discover into a cohesive narrative?
- How to maintain focus over extended periods of time
- Daily practices to improve information gathering