In 2007, when I was writing the second edition of my popular Power Tips & Strategies for Mind Mapping Software e-book, I solicited case histories from the readers of this blog. These stories shared examples of successful software-produced mind maps, including a summary of what made them so effective for the individual users. Some of you shared some fascinating stories.
As part of my plans for an expanded and updated third edition of my e-book, I have decided to add some fresh case histories to it.
If you have used mind mapping software to create a visual map that meets your needs exceptionally well (it has saved you time, helped you solve problems or handle “information overload” very effectively, for example), I’d like to hear from you. I’d like you to submit a case history and send me a screen shot of your favorite productivity-increasing map.
To make this easy, I have created a Word document where you can submit your information to me in a structured format. To download this form, please right click on this link, and save it to your computer. The document contains instructions and guidelines to help you gather your thoughts and write your case history.
Here are two examples from the second edition of my e-book, which will give you a general idea what I’m looking for (and, hopefully, inspire you to share your story!): an organizational blueprint and a product map.
What’s in it for you?
If I use your case history in the new edition of my e-book, you will receive a free copy of it when it is published (hopefully a few months from now!). In addition, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re contributing to a growing body of knowledge of the best practices of software-produced visual maps.
I look forward to hearing from you!
P.S. If you buy the second edition of my e-book now, you’ll automatically get the third edition when it becomes available – free of charge! It’s my way of giving back to those visual mappers who have invested in the Power Tips series!