Entries by Right Selection

Mind Mapping for Memory: Why is it useful?

In this guest post, Thomas Jones, a Psychology student who spent some time working with us at the ThinkBuzan Headquarters, applies his know-how to Mind Mapping and the cognitive processes and theories behind the technique… Mind mapping is one of the most powerful tools in anyone’s arsenal when it comes to remembering vast quantities of […]

Overcoming Brand Banality Disney-Style

Warren Buffett discusses the power of branding and Disney. But, how does Disney do it. Here’s the secret –Branding from the Inside Out: Somewhere in the world, the following two scenarios are currently being played out. Both reflect a passive, victim mentality. Both undermine the brand. Both open the door to competitors. Scenario #1: “This […]

Do you have Kikubari in you?

Kikubari, translated into English, means any of the following: To be other-centered. To give To focus on those around you, not yourself Think of others Be selfless, not selfish Last summer I had the honor of speaking at a conference attended by over 2,500 independent pharmacists.  Just before I spoke, a married couple ─ both […]

Good or Bad, Habits Always Deliver Results

You are an accumulation of your habits. From how you get out of bed, how you shower, how you dress, how you walk, sit, and talk, how you respond to the world, how you act in front of others, and how you think; you’re living out your habits. Habits are necessary. They free up your mind so […]

Tigger Teambuilding

Sweat is pouring into my eyes, but I can’t wipe them.  I’ve lost all sense of direction.  I can barely see where I’m going, yet know I’m surrounded by people.  Oh, yeah, there’s one more thing that scares the heck out of me, a fear that is all-consuming … I hope I don’t step on […]

What Scares You? 7 Steps to Defining the Problem

At this particular time of year your instinctive response to this question will probably be along the lines of ghosts and vampires, red rum, a sinister video tape, teenagers in hockey masks or malevolent entities named Toby… However, I’d wager a guess that whilst the thought of these ghoulish figures does occasionally send involuntary shivers […]

Mindmapping Today is About More Than a Visual Diagram

I’ve been using mindmapping software for over 12 years in Fortune 500 companies.  Over that time mindmapping software has evolved from a tool largely for representing information visually to a powerful information management tool. When you see mindmaps in mindmap libraries like Biggerplate or Maps for That or even on this blog, there is an emphasis on how information is […]

Stop time-wasting meetings in their tracks

I once spent 90 minutes listening to someone describe, in excruciating detail, a concept that they’d already shown me 2 weeks earlier. Why did I do this? Because I didn’t want to be rude. Because we’d set aside 2 hours for the meeting anyway, so we might as well fill the time. Because we hadn’t […]

Don’t Stay “Stuck in the Middle Seat

Arrgghh!  There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as being Stuck in the Middle Seat™ on a long flight. You have no room to stretch, can’t read your book without being mercilessly bumped and you can just forget about opening up a newspaper.  It’s easy to get frustrated in this type of situation: You have no […]