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Archive for the ‘MindMapping’ Category

December 15th, 2006

If MindManager isn’t for you, maybe try Freemind for mindmapping

Liz Strauss has a guest post from Grigor Ćorić on mindmapping.  Grigor recommends FreeMind as an alternative to commercial mindmapping tools.  Okay, I’ve tried FreeMind and I didn’t like it. I was spoiled already by MindManager from MindJet.  Hobie Swan introduced me to MindManager and gave me a license to use.  MindJet is also one […]

By Tris Hussey -- 5 comments

November 21st, 2006

Have you used PersonalBrain?

One of the commenters on Kelly’s post that I just blogged about recommended an app I’ve used before, but haven’t tried for a while: PersonalBrain.  This is an app that you have to see to understand.  Essentially it’s very much like mind mapping, but the way the app does it is pretty innovative.  As you […]

By Tris Hussey -- 1 comment

November 20th, 2006

Brainstorming doesn’t fix problems

I don’t know about you, but I love to brainstorm ideas. Big ones, small ones, ideas that will help a company and ideas that will help me. Ideas, though, are just the beginning of a process where we have our ideas translate into something that is finished.
The brainstorming role, then, is to come up with […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

November 15th, 2006

Brainstorming at Java Cafe

A couple of days ago, I posted a note about brainstorming resulting in innovative ideas. The purpose of the post was to show the base brainstorming process and then explain some of the traps associated with trying to implement the ideas from the session.
Des Walsh, over at Business and Blogging, made a comment on that […]

By Scot Herrick -- 2 comments

November 14th, 2006

Brainstorming results in innovative ideas

In the beginning, so to speak, there was brainstorming. And it was good.
It just didn’t work out very well in practice…
Brainstorming is critical to finding innovative ideas that will solve specific problems, both in your personal and business life.
The process is simple:

Focus on Quantity of ideas
No criticism
Unusual ideas are welcome
Combine and improve ideas

Kind of like […]

By Scot Herrick -- 7 comments

October 31st, 2006

A little over 24 hours to win a copy of MindManager

Over at What’s the Next Action they are having a contest to see who can create the coolest, most colourful mindmap with MindManager, and there are five copies MindManager up for grabs!  The contest closes Nov 1 at 7 PM ET.  What are you waiting for, download MindManager (21-day trial don’t you know) and get […]

By Tris Hussey -- 3 comments

October 16th, 2006

GyroQ is coming … and you’ve got to try it!

For the past few months I’ve been in a private (almost secret) beta test for a very cool add-on for MindManager called GyroQ.  What does it do?  Okay I hope I can describe the coolness of this well enough for you to get it.  GyroQ is really a couple parts, the GyroQ application and a […]

By Tris Hussey -- 0 comments

October 9th, 2006

My ultimate mind mapping tip: map before you write

I’m almost done with my mind mapping series.  I’m sure we’re going to be talking more about it, but this intro into mind mapping is almost done.  First I talked about using a mind map for meeting notes and Scot took my advice (with great results it seems).  Then I talked about mind mapping your […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

October 9th, 2006

Mind mapping and the project plan

Continuing the mind mapping series here, Scot took my suggestion for using MindManager to take meeting notes to heart and tried it this weekend, with great results it seems.  Next up on my list was project planning.
How many of you have stared at an empty MS Project plan and not really known where to start?  […]

By Tris Hussey -- 2 comments

October 9th, 2006

MindMaps for Meeting Notes - Practical Results

Inspired by Tris’ post on using MindMaps for meeting notes, I thought I would try and implement the program and some of his suggestions during my weekend at Write on the Sound, a writers conference held here in Edmund, WA, this past weekend.
It’s a typical writers conference, or at least I think so. You sign […]

By Scot Herrick -- 1 comment

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