The book is finally here. Mind on Maps — Navigate your thoughts methodically with digital mind maps. The Kindle version of Mind on Maps is already available on Amazon (link). The paperback will follow in a few weeks. Thank you all for the journey so far! I know you’re not so many reading this, but […]
Mind on Maps takes you on a tour of methodical thinking with digital mind maps. Reflect on your past, plan for your future, learn something new, get organized. Study the structure of your thoughts and process of working with them. Perfect the skills that are needed for you to become a mind map ninja — and prepare yourself for the exploration of the uncharted territories of your mind.
The Kindle version is now available on Amazon. The paperback will arrive in March.
Digitally enhanced thoughts with mind maps
Expand your mental capability by using a practical, all-round information tool — digital mind maps.
Index of mind
Know what you know. Create an index for your thoughts and memories for easier access.
Our brain power is limited. Boost your working memory, build yourself another kind of long term memory.
Nail those fleeting thoughts down. Analyze them into atoms, synthesize them into systems.
Silence your mind, relax, focus. Pour those thoughts out — externalize them for objective inspection.
Look at your thoughts — honestly. Discover your personal biases and find out your true priorities.
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Why Mind on Maps?
Our brain power has limits. Our physical power has limits too, and when we run into them, we turn to mechanical tools. In the same way, we can use tools to help us with tasks requiring mental strength.
Things like pen and paper are tools too, but of a different kind. Instead of the limits of the muscles, they help us overcome the limits of our working memory — the fact that we can hold only a limited amount of things in our minds at a time. That’s why we need to write down numbers to perform difficult calculations or draw diagrams to understand complex interactions. Here we are using pen and paper as a cognitive tool: they help us perform a task requiring thinking and memory.
As the amount of information we need to keep track of grows, the need to organize the information becomes apparent. Mind maps give us the structure to deal with that. We can split big concepts and systems into small pieces, and we can group separate ideas into a logical whole. We can find surprising connections and discover hidden assumptions in our thinking. We can quite literally re-wire our thoughts.
But mind maps with pen and paper take you only so far. With a computer, on the other hand, you can create, edit and manage hundreds of mind maps, while also keeping track of connections between maps using links — and all that while maintaining your sanity.
Mind on Maps is not only about mind maps as a specific tool, but also about mapping the mind in general: exploring and enhancing the process of thinking and the structure of thoughts — using a digital tool. Join the expedition!
January 30, 2017
Hello dear mind mappers and thought navigators, You’ve probably been wondering what’s up with the book. Or maybe you’ve forgotten about Mind on Maps altogether — I know I almost lost faith myself at some point. It’s been a while since I’ve last posted an update about the progress, so here’s some news for you […]
January 29, 2015
Some people believe that learning is hard. Sure, it can be hard at times, but there are ways to make it easier. Know yourself, make a plan and immerse yourself in the subject. Make sure you have a solid idea of what learning means in the first place. And create a mind map for that. […]
January 5, 2015
The time around Christmas and New Year has traditionally been a time for reflection and planning for me. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I do it with the help of mind maps. The exact way I do my annual planning changes from year to year. I keep what works, change what doesn’t. […]
November 20, 2014
I didn’t plan ahead much back when I was studying at university. I ended up studying computer science, even though it wasn’t my first choice. Many others were quite lost with their life plans, but some had put more thought into them than others. I started to get a bit annoyed by these people because […]
October 27, 2014
Two acquaintances meet after years. The other one can’t remember their last meeting while the other one cheerfully says: “Oh yes, it was the Summer of 2005, we met in that cafe in London, on a Friday afternoon as I was returning home from work. Which one reminds you of yourself? In the very first […]
October 17, 2014
As I mentioned in the previous post, my focus is on personal, computer assisted thinking with mind maps. You don’t necessarily need a computer to do mind maps. You can start with pen an paper if you don’t have a suitable device or application at hand. My aim is, however, to convince you that using […]
M.Sc. in Computer Science, software engineer, personal coach, entrepreneur, writer.
“Mind maps are the most important personal tool I use daily. And I’ve been doing so for over ten years now. I use them as a notebook, an idea collection, a personal planner and a project management system. The maps help me study, write, solve problems and think about anything in general. Basically, my whole life is in mind maps.”
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