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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Knowledge management

As has already been shown, you can summarise the content of books, discussions and lectures with Mind Maps. With Mind Mapping software you can link together these different areas of knowledge to develop your own form of knowledge management. By linking several Mind Maps together you can navigate around entire fields of knowledge and call up content at any time. Chapter 15 book demonstrates with several examples how you can manage knowledge with Mind Mapping.

Pen and Paper or Computer?

One day when I was talking to a company on the phone, the lady there told me that, if possible, her employes ought to learn Mind Mapping by computer. By 2005 computers were everywhere. Quite right too. And yet, even in 2012, despite the long hours they spend at their computer, most people still use a pen a paper to write with. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a child learning how to write on a computer without first practising by hand. It’s a similar situation with Mind Mapping.

The essential thing is the Mind Mapping technique itself, irrespective of whether it’s tackled with a pen and paper or computer. It’s very important to master the thought processes and procedures associated with Mind Mapping. At the beginning this is often easier with a pen and paper than with a computer.

You can then decide which situations are best suited to either method of Mind Map preparation. In fact, you’ll need both methods.

Pen and paper are often preferable when:

It’s impractical or undesirable ...

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