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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 15

Knowledge Management with Mind Mapping

In This Chapter

arrow Personal knowledge management

arrow Linking together Mind Maps on several levels

arrow Some examples

By knowledge management I mean tasks and activities intended to manipulate information in the best possible way. As a method, Mind Mapping can help you with knowledge management in general and especially with personal knowledge management. Mind Mapping is particularly useful for managing personal knowledge, as you can use maps specially tailored to yourself and don’t need to worry too much about your Mind Maps being intelligible to other people.

As with project management, you can do Mind Mapping either on a computer or with a pen and paper. I personally work with a combination of software-generated Mind Maps and maps drawn by hand.

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

A central element of knowledge management is having a clear overview of areas of knowledge and recovering the information you need. As you’ve already seen in this book, Mind Mapping is useful for presenting the basic structure of a theme in a way that’s easily assimilated by the brain.

If you use Mind Maps for knowledge management, you’ll design them differently according ...

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