Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business

Idea Mapping: How to Access Your Hidden Brain Power, Learn Faster, Remember More, and Achieve Success in Business

by Jamie Nast
     
 

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In this busy world, we're constantly asked to do more in less time. But how do you cope with the pressure? Idea mapping is the answer. It's an effective and revolutionary tool that enables you to meet the demands of life and work by improving your ability to plan, think, and learn.

Designed to help you use more of your brainpower with less effort, an idea map is

Overview

In this busy world, we're constantly asked to do more in less time. But how do you cope with the pressure? Idea mapping is the answer. It's an effective and revolutionary tool that enables you to meet the demands of life and work by improving your ability to plan, think, and learn.

Designed to help you use more of your brainpower with less effort, an idea map is a colorful visual representation of a particular issue, problem, or idea—among other applications—on a single piece of paper. Our brains are much better at absorbing, processing, and remembering information presented in the form of an idea map as opposed to information presented in a multi-linear document. Because idea maps represent facts and issues visually—engaging both hemispheres of the brain—they foster more efficient learning, enable you to approach problems more creatively, and help you think more systematically.

Author Jamie Nast has trained thousands of people at dozens of high-profile organizations on using idea maps. In Idea Mapping, she explains how you can apply the power of idea maps to your professional life—helping you and your teams plan better, increase productivity, organize complex information, save time, and develop new ideas and solutions.

To guide your way, this book includes actual idea maps created and used by twenty-one businesspeople from around the globe—as well as other handy resources you'll find on the CD-ROM. Nast explains the rules and logic of idea mapping and leads you through every step of the idea mapping process. She begins with simple idea maps and moves onto the more complex maps, while showing you how to understand and utilize idea maps to get the most benefit from them. In order to maximize the effectiveness of your maps, as well as your thinking, Nast guides you in overcoming potential obstacles when learning this valuable skill. More than just the theory of idea mapping, she provides a multitude of specific examples from which readers can gather ideas to begin practicing their own idea mapping skills.

The idea map is the ultimate tool for achieving more in business and in life. Whether you're an overwhelmed businessperson, an overworked entrepreneur, or someone who just wants to solve problems better and faster, Idea Mapping is a perfect tool for anyone who wants to work more efficiently—and succeed more spectacularly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470053447
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
940,170
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Jamie Nast is a licensed Master Trainer and Manager of the Americas for The Learning Consortium. She regularly conducts workshops and has taught idea mapping to more than 14,000 people around the world.

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