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  • Clarity, confidence and mind mapping software

    Mind Mapping Software Blog
    Chuck Frey
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Sometimes the most profound connections exist right below our nose, but we can’t see them until we are acted upon by an outside stimulus. Such is the relationship between clarity, confidence and mind mapping software. When I conducted my last survey of the readers of the mind mapping software blog, I asked two questions related to these topics: What is the biggest business benefit of my mapping software? Improved understanding of complex issues was number one, followed closely by the ability to reach clarity of thinking faster. Why is this a big deal? Because nearly half of the survey…
  • Tony Buzan launches new free E-Learning Program about Mind Mapping

    Visual Mapping
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A very interesting resource is now available online for learning how to mindmap or improving your mind mapping skills.It's free and no sign-up is necessary.Published by ThinkBuzan, this E-Learning Program is very clear and intuitive. With various examples, short videos and concise explanations, this program is essentially an introduction to the science behind Mind Mapping, its fundamental principles and a Guide to creating Mind Maps. Some free additional and useful contents are also available within the website:A Mindmap Gallery with more than 40 high quality mindmapsA downloadable…
  • 10 ways mind mapping software can accelerate your productivity

    Mind Mapping Software Blog
    Chuck Frey
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Surveys done by this blog have consistently shown that mind mapping software delivers more than a 20% increase in productivity to users of it. But what are some of the specific ways it can help YOU get work done faster? Here are 10 ways you can use mind mapping software to accelerate the speed AND quality of your work: Gather, synthesize and share information more quickly Visually outline and organize your thoughts more quickly Set goals and do strategic planning more effectively Plan projects with greater clarity Plan and manage meetings and events with greater efficiency and less stress…
  • 3 Powerful Tools for More Efficient Collaboration

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    Raphaela Brandner
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Connect. Collaborate. Create. Those are the three big Cs that define our workflow in this increasingly connected and global world. It’s what they tried to teach us in school, with their slightly annoying group projects, and it’s what most employers expect when they look for “team players” with “good communication skills”. There’s a reason why collaboration is a keyword in the modern business environment: With the right tools, there are no limits to what we can achieve when we put our combined brainpower and creativity to use. Finding the right tools for this task can be a little…
  • Big Data And Collaboration: Will The Two Ever Meet?

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    Dana Rasmussen
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The digital universe is changing rapidly. Already, there are more than two zettabytes of data (that’s two billion terabytes); and, that number is estimated to grow more than ten times each year by 2020. Where Does the Data Come From? So. Where exactly does all of this data come from? Much of it is taken from social networking sites, user interaction on media outlets, the blogosphere, review networks, and government data sources. Some say big data is such a powerful force that we are entering into an age where there are no more secrets; a world where every piece of digital information…
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    via @Mindjet's Conspire #ideasquad

  • Big Data And Collaboration: Will The Two Ever Meet?

    Dana Rasmussen
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The digital universe is changing rapidly. Already, there are more than two zettabytes of data (that’s two billion terabytes); and, that number is estimated to grow more than ten times each year by 2020. Where Does the Data Come From? So. Where exactly does all of this data come from? Much of it is taken from social networking sites, user interaction on media outlets, the blogosphere, review networks, and government data sources. Some say big data is such a powerful force that we are entering into an age where there are no more secrets; a world where every piece of digital information…
  • The IoT Innovation Grand Challenge: Open Submissions

    Arwen Petty
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Cisco Systems designs and develops networking equipment. They utilize Mindjet’s SpigitEngage to drive repeatable innovation in their company. They have just announced that they will be accepting open submissions for their IoT Innovation Grand Challenge. From Cisco’s Roberto De La Mora: At the recent IoT World Forum Steering Committee meeting one of the topics that came up again and again was innovation — the need for innovation in business models, the need for innovation in our lives as the Internet of Everything approaches, and the need for innovation with developing the…
  • 3 Ways to Sow Disruption in the Workplace

    Vanessa Reed
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    Disruption is possibly the most over-used buzzword in business today. Often confused with innovation, ‘disruption’ is not always recognized until it smacks you in the face, reminding you that if you don’t change right now, change will happen to you — and it might not be pleasant. 1. Strategies Over Outcomes In this excellent article by Andy Rachleff, CEO and President of Wealthfront, he points out that Business Models — not products — are disruptive. Disruption is seeded in the way your entire organization functions, and how individual parts interact with the…
  • MindManager AutoCalc: Creating Formulas

    MichaelDeutch
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    MindManager has several functionalities that can help users handle even the most complex projects, even if they involve tracking costs for different aspects, managing multiple resources and tasks, or making projections about budgets and schedules. The AutoCalc feature, introduced in MindManager 11, allows users to add formulas to topics throughout maps, so they can instantly see the impact of changes in numerical data. Unlike conventional spreadsheets, dragging and dropping content, applying filters, and visualizing data is simple — and, the mind map layout lets users see the big…
  • Fun Friday Links: Financial Spring Cleaning, Innovation and Easter Eggs, and What Successful People Do on the Weekend

    Arwen Petty
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Welcome to Conspire’s Super Happy Fun Friday Link Time, a weekly collection of cool discoveries from around the Web. Most times the goal is to get you thinking differently about communication, collaboration, culture, and life in general. Other times, LOLCAT ATTACK! Submissions are welcome, and you can send them to conspire@mindjet.com for consideration. 6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances It’s all well and good to throw out moth-eaten clothes and old furniture every spring, but that urge to get organized doesn’t have to be limited to wardrobes and decor. From creating “in…
 
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    Mind Mapping Software Blog

  • 10 ways mind mapping software can accelerate your productivity

    Chuck Frey
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:51 am
    Surveys done by this blog have consistently shown that mind mapping software delivers more than a 20% increase in productivity to users of it. But what are some of the specific ways it can help YOU get work done faster? Here are 10 ways you can use mind mapping software to accelerate the speed AND quality of your work: Gather, synthesize and share information more quickly Visually outline and organize your thoughts more quickly Set goals and do strategic planning more effectively Plan projects with greater clarity Plan and manage meetings and events with greater efficiency and less stress…
  • 5 powerful ways to manage large, complex mind maps

    Chuck Frey
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Large, complex mind maps can quickly become challenging to manage. Your screen can quickly become filled with topics, subtopics, symbols, relationship lines, boundaries and more. Fortunately, it’s easy to control how much information you’re viewing at any given time, using these 5 powerful strategies: 1. Close branches you’re not currently using: All mind mapping software enables you to collapse map branches you’re not using. When you collapse a branch, it and its sub-topics disappear from view, replaced by a “plus” sign to show you that more content is…
  • Please share your mind mapping software success stories

    Chuck Frey
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:03 am
    At the recent Biggerplate Unplugged conference in San Francisco, Biggerplate founder Liam Hughes shared his vision for what has to happen next for mind mapping software to grow as a business tool. The solution, he believes is to build a case so strong that business executives who haven’t tried it will have no choice but to pay attention to it. It’s time to step up and do my part as part of the global mind mapping community. My goal is to collect and share your stories on this blog in the form of case histories – in other words, following a problem/solution/results format.
  • What do you need to know about mind mapping software?

    Chuck Frey
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:50 am
    What do you need to know about mind mapping software? How can I help you? I want to make this blog about you and your needs. No matter what your level of experience with mind mapping software (from thinking about investing in it to expert user), I’d like to hear from you. Please fill out the form below with your question and submit it to me. Your questions will help me keep this blog focused upon YOUR needs – not just the topics, tools and strategies I think are cool. I look forward to hearing from you! I need to know THIS about mind mapping softwareNameFirstLastE-mailCaptcha The…
  • Clarity, confidence and mind mapping software

    Chuck Frey
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:46 am
    Sometimes the most profound connections exist right below our nose, but we can’t see them until we are acted upon by an outside stimulus. Such is the relationship between clarity, confidence and mind mapping software. When I conducted my last survey of the readers of the mind mapping software blog, I asked two questions related to these topics: What is the biggest business benefit of my mapping software? Improved understanding of complex issues was number one, followed closely by the ability to reach clarity of thinking faster. Why is this a big deal? Because nearly half of the survey…
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    The Mindmap Blog

  • The Mindmapping Software Advantage: Week 3 – Problem Solving Templates

    Chance Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    One of the most powerful ways to solve problems is in a group setting. The mindmap templates featured in this post are ones I’ve used in group facilitation. I found these maps to be very useful when working with a group using a laptop and  LCD projector.  This format allows for rich discussion while collectively working through the map to solve a problem.  Map Template: Decision Making Purpose: The Decision Making template contains the necessary components to help you make an important decision.  Use this template to define the problem, brainstorm options, weigh decision options,…
  • The Mindmapping Software Advantage: Week 2 – Strategic Planning Templates

    Chance Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    For some there is still doubt as to whether mindmaps can be used in a business context to get real business done.  The sentiment being that while mindmapping is good for creative thinking or brainstorming, when it comes to business processes like strategic planning, mindmapping software probably isn’t the best tool for the job. Well, over the last 14 years, I’ve been using mindmapping software in major corporations as an invaluable tool for many business processes, including strategic planning. For this post, I will highlight 5 map templates I’ve used in the area of…
  • The Mindmapping Software Advantage: Week 1 – Project Management Templates

    Chance Brown
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    One of the challenges in using mindmapping software is often at the very beginning when you launch the application. When you launch the typical mindmapping software application and click “New” this is what you see:   For many people, this screen is not very inspiring.  With all the talk about how powerful mindmapping software is, to open it and get a single central topic in the middle of the screen is kind of a letdown. However, for those who are experienced mindmappers, this screen represents an opportunity: An opportunity to create a mindmap that meets a particular…
  • My Talk at Biggerplate Unplugged San Francisco

    Chance Brown
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    On March 20, 2014, I gave a talk at the Biggerplate Unplugged Conference in San Francisco.  My talk explored how mindmaps could be used  for better decision making.  I also introduced the concepts of one-dimensional and multi-dimensional mindmaps and how to use them based on the purpose and context. Click below to view my talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1uKpVlz8E Click here to view other speakers at the Biggerplate Unplugged Conference in San Francisco. Bookmark It Related posts: Biggerplate Unplugged San Francisco in a Word: Incredible Countdown to Biggerplate Unplugged San…
  • Biggerplate Unplugged San Francisco in a Word: Incredible

    Chance Brown
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    As mentioned in my previous post, I was a speaker and attendee at the Biggerplate Unplugged Conference in San Francisco on March 20, 2014. It was an amazing conference!  It exceeded all my expectations!  There was a diversity of engaging speakers and very interesting and engaging conference attendees.  I also got an opportunity to spend time “in the hallways” with speakers such as Jamie Nast, Michael Deutch, and Shelley Hayduk who I knew via the Internet as well as James Franklin and Dave Maxfield both of whom I did not know before the conference.  The whole experience…
 
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    Idea Mapping

  • Jamie Nast Featured in Using Mind Maps Magazine April 2014

    Jamie Nast
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    I am honored to be feature in the April 2014 edition of the Using Mind Maps Magazine. This magazine’s first edition debuted May of 2013. You can view this magazine on the iPad or iPhone along with the back issues. The article I wrote tells the story of of my Mind Mapping/Idea Mapping journey.
  • New Friends and More Photos From Biggerplate Unplugged Event

    Jamie Nast
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. I was privileged to be one of the speakers. You can see an idea map of the entire speaker line-up at my Feb 25, 2014 posting. Here is a brief description of these photos from top-down. Long time friend and Mindjet evangelist Michael Deutch, Biggerplate sold-out event, new friend Shelly Hayduk from TheBrain, new friend Jim Franklin from CB&I, new friends Liam (Founder of Biggerplate) & Graham Hughes from Biggerplate, and last but not least my new friend Chance Brown – author of the Mind…
  • Biggerplate Unplugged Mind Mapping Event in San Francisco

    Jamie Nast
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:44 pm
    March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. This successful event is sure to be just the start of many to come. This day was a great opportunity to meet new friends and re-acquaint with old. Top photo is my first meeting with the Biggerplate team members Liam Hughes and Gram Hughes. Bottom photo was a chance to catch up with old friends Bettina Jetter and Lisa Fait. In the next post I’ll share photos from the actual event! More photos, videos and presentation materials are available on the Biggerplate website and on the Biggerplate Facebook…
  • Idea Maps or Mind Maps 456-457 From 9-11 Year Old Children

    Jamie Nast
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:10 am
    Meet Lindsey Cranfield. Lindsey teaches 9-11 year old pupils at Holy Trinity Primary School in West Sussex, UK. I was introduced to Lindsey after teaching a 1-day Idea Mapping Workshop for PRA International’s Annual Leadership Retreat in Orlando, FL in May 2013. One of the PRA executives from England returned home after the event to discover his 10-year old daughter Alice had been creating idea maps or mind maps thanks to this extraordinary teacher. (See Alice’s map on William Shakespeare in my June 11, 2013 post.) He then introduced me to Lindsey. I’ve been contributing…
  • Vanda North and Jamie Nast Team Up For USA and UK Idea Mapping and Mind Chi Events.

    Jamie Nast
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:31 pm
    LOOK OUT! Here comes Vanda North & Jamie Nast together in one package for two spectacular 3-day events. Vanda and I have been doing work together since 1992 and have finally put our passions together as a joint offering for participants (or just one of the workshops if timing does not permit you to join us for both). We successfully debuted this workshop combination in December 2013, and now we are ready to go global. Our first 2014 public offering will be September 16-18 in Bournemouth, England and the second one will be held December 2-4 in Palm Beach, Florida (followed by a Certified…
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    Visual Mapping

  • Tony Buzan launches new free E-Learning Program about Mind Mapping

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A very interesting resource is now available online for learning how to mindmap or improving your mind mapping skills.It's free and no sign-up is necessary.Published by ThinkBuzan, this E-Learning Program is very clear and intuitive. With various examples, short videos and concise explanations, this program is essentially an introduction to the science behind Mind Mapping, its fundamental principles and a Guide to creating Mind Maps. Some free additional and useful contents are also available within the website:A Mindmap Gallery with more than 40 high quality mindmapsA downloadable…
  • Pictofigo: more than 7.000 freehand drawings for your mind maps

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:14 am
    As Mind Mapping expert and blogger Chuck Frey wrote: Images add visual interest to your mind maps.  Pictofigo is a webpage that provides more than 7.000 freehand drawings organized alphabetically and by tags. The amount of available images is growing fast and it would not be surprising to count more than 10.000 images on Pictofigo soon. This freehand drawings can add visual interest not only to your mind maps but also to your presentations, storyboards, blog posts.... The founders of Pictofigo, an India-based startup,  want to provide creative, clear and…
  • Biggerplate: 7 questions to Liam Hughes

    27 Feb 2014 | 7:16 am
    click on the map to enlarge itLast week, in London, I had the pleasure to meet Liam Hughes, co-founder of Biggerplate, the famous MindMap Library.  I asked him 7 questions about Biggerplate, its beginnings, some key numbers, new projects, trends in mind mapping software and some advice for new mind mapping software users. Here is the complete interview. Liam, when did you start Biggerplate?Biggerplate was started in my last year at University and that would be 2007, the first time of developing the idea. The first version of the website was launched in 2008.Why did…
  • Leadership Lessons from Star Wars

    2 Feb 2014 | 7:27 am
    Browsing Slideshare I came accross an original presentation titled "Leadership Lessons from Star Wars".A simple and visually impacting presentation created by Antonin Gaunand, a leadership expert.Using metaphors and a movie as a reference really helps to make the message about leadership accessible to everyone and not limited to a small group of specialists. A very, very good idea. Leadership lessons from star wars from Antonin Gaunand
  • WikiBrains: a Visual tool for Knowledge Discovery

    31 Dec 2013 | 11:25 am
    Source: WikiBrainsDigital SerendipityWikibrains is a tool for exploring  visually how words, names, ideas and concepts are connected. This online tool is giving us access to a collective brain based on a growing database of semantically linked information and knowledge. Exploring connections with Wikibrains is also a creative process because you can modify the connections, provide your own, see how the tool  suggests connections between your ideas. Finally you get an interactive visual map as you can see above.How it works "An idea, is a network of neurons firing…
 
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  • Unlocking Your Personal Legend

    Adam Sicinski
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Buy Map  Using Map  Free Maps Somebody should tell us at the start of our lives that we are dying, then we might live to our limits. — Michael Landor What is a Personal Legend? A Personal Legend is your life’s spiritual purpose. It’s a spiritual calling that awakens a deep desire and passion to live with a sense of purpose for something greater than yourself. Some people might call it a mission or a vision statement, however it’s more of a combination of the two that ultimately helps you leave a lasting legacy behind. A Vision Statement: Is your ultimate life’s…
  • Developing Unwavering Commitment

    Adam Sicinski
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:09 am
    Buy Map  Using Map  Free Maps Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the ‘right stuff’ to turn our dreams into reality. — James Womack What it Means to Commit to Something Many people consistently complain about not getting something; about not achieving their goals; and about all the obstacles and problems that make their life “oh so difficult”. These people would immediately quit complaining the moment they realized that: we don’t get what we want; we only get what we are 100 percent committed to. In other words, unless you…
  • Life Coaching: Evaluating Reality

    Adam Sicinski
    26 Feb 2014 | 2:42 am
    Buy Map  Using Map  Free Maps Ask a lot of challenging questions and allow the other person to come up with their own answers. — Phil Dixon This is the fourth of a four part series of articles that walks you through the first couple of life coaching sessions with a client. All articles within this series include: The First Life Coaching Session Addressing Your Client’s Concerns Current Reality Identification Current Reality Evaluation Analyzing Your Client’s Behavior Patterns Often the one thing preventing us from achieving our desired objectives comes down to our behavior…
  • Life Coaching: Identifying Reality

    Adam Sicinski
    12 Feb 2014 | 4:47 am
    Buy Map  Using Map  Free Maps Success and failure are both greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about. — Hildegard Knef This is the third of a four part series of articles that walks you through the first couple of life coaching sessions with a client. All articles within this series include: The First Life Coaching Session Addressing Your Client’s Concerns Current Reality Identification Current Reality Evaluation Analyzing Your Client’s Challenges One of the main reasons a client might come to you for coaching is because they are seeking some…
  • Addressing Your Client’s Concerns

    Adam Sicinski
    28 Jan 2014 | 4:21 am
    Buy Map  Using Map  Free Maps There is a difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, a concerned person solves a problem. — Harold Stephens This is the second of a four part series of articles that walks you through the first couple of life coaching sessions with a client. All articles within this series include: The First Life Coaching Session Addressing Your Client’s Concerns Current Reality Identification Current Reality Evaluation Obtaining Your Client’s Story Often during your second session with your client you will want to delve into the…
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  • No Heartache Over Heartbleed

    Raphaela Brandner
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    In case you somehow haven’t heard about the infamous Heartbleed bug that’s been going around, or if you have and you’re concerned about the security of your mind maps, we’ve put together a quick overview for you that lists the dangers MindMeister users are currently facing: None The moment we got wind of the security issue we exchanged all related certificates, patched our servers, and made sure there were no leaks left that could endanger the privacy of our users. There is no need for you to change your MindMeister password. Your data is still safe and we will make sure that it…
  • 3 Powerful Tools for More Efficient Collaboration

    Raphaela Brandner
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Connect. Collaborate. Create. Those are the three big Cs that define our workflow in this increasingly connected and global world. It’s what they tried to teach us in school, with their slightly annoying group projects, and it’s what most employers expect when they look for “team players” with “good communication skills”. There’s a reason why collaboration is a keyword in the modern business environment: With the right tools, there are no limits to what we can achieve when we put our combined brainpower and creativity to use. Finding the right tools for this task can be a little…
  • The MindMeister Thought Extractor (Alpha)

    Raphaela Brandner
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    We’re extremely excited to finally tell you about a new technology we’ve been working on for almost a year. All the hard work has paid off, as we now may proudly present to you the MindMeister Thought Extractor® (Alpha), a wireless device which replaces traditional input methods (such as the mouse and keyboard) and lets you insert ideas into your mind maps straight from your mind! The Thought Extractor is a so-called brain-computer interfacing device (BCI), the likes of which have been around for quite a while now. BCI already plays a role in computer gaming and in health care fields…
  • Join the Beta Test for Our Next Major iOS Update!

    Raphaela Brandner
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
    Good news, everyone! MindMeister’s next big iOS update is just around the corner. But before the release we’d like to invite you to take part in our beta testing program to ensure that the app complies with the high standards our users expect from it. Becoming a beta tester is super simple and you get to be one of the first people to try all the new features!   Here’s how it works: 1) Register on Testflight: http://tflig.ht/P5372P 2) After registering on Testflight, connect your device   (If you need more information about registering as a beta tester you can take a look…
  • The New MindMeister Add-on for Google Docs

    Raphaela Brandner
    12 Mar 2014 | 1:35 am
    Following the long and successful partnership between Google and MindMeister, which produced integrations in Google Hangouts and Google Drive, among others, MindMeister was invited to create an add-on for Google Docs, Google’s web-based office suite within Google Drive. The add-on is part of Google’s just released add-on store available for Google Docs and Google Sheets, which allows users to install and manage third-party apps and thus add new features to Google’s free web apps. What Does It Do? The MindMeister add-on is a neat little app that turns any bullet point list created in…
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    Writing Life

  • Expertise Rule

    Juan Makabayan
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Recently I calculated that I had spent more than 10,000 hours writing a blog, therefore following the famous rule made famous by Malcolm Gladwell in his book ‘Outliers’; to conclude I must be an expert in blog writing. Admittedly this is not creative writing, as in the form of writing a novel, but it is writing nevertheless, which gives me confidence in starting a career as a writer. I may have also spent nearly 10,000 hours reading books, so that makes me a near expert in book reading, too.  Most writers would tell you that reading and writing is important to being a good writer,…
  • Tax Deadline

    Juan Makabayan
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    During the weekend, I struggled to complete my tax return using Turbo Tax, working on Saturday and Sunday and finally completing by Sunday noon. I have been working on my taxes since last week after office until I decided that the effort needed a full weekend; to focus on assembling documents, preparing spreadsheets, making calculations on expenses and so on. The task is time consuming and requires a sustained effort of concentration, made difficult by the many diversions available: movies, books and music.  After I completed my tax return, thanking God for Turbo Tax, I wanted to play…
  • Leaving the Tunnel

    Juan Makabayan
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:11 pm
    A few weeks back, we returned from a trip to Savannah, Georgia and Beaufort, South Carolina. A visit to the old South, as people would say, enjoying the parks and public squares of Savannah, the stately homes around the square, enjoying the tours particularly the pirate house and other interesting legends like the Williams Mercer residence, the subject of a book and a film directed by Clint Eastwood. My memories of the so called American South did come from the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, the gothic atmosphere, the decadent and aristocratic city recovering from the…
  • The New Role

    Juan Makabayan
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Initially one thought the work was not done well, plans forming in the mind to make improvements, dropping the manual job of entering stuff in a separate spreadsheet, instead thinking that extracting a report from the tool will dictate work like a breeze. What a moron! Deluded that innate intelligence, insouciance and luck will make the job easier, another overconfident idiot walking naively to the lion’s den, a naïve lamb to the slaughter.  Soon one is confused, dazed and bewildered, scrambling to respond to emails, lost in the tumult of work traveling at the speed of light, aware…
  • Spring Break

    Juan Makabayan
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Last Saturday I attended a District meeting in Columbia, feeling unprepared because I did not visit any clubs except my own which is not doing much since I attend the meetings anyway. Nevertheless, half the battle is showing up, in that respect I have done well considering the performance of the other area governors who are often absent. I did manage to write an email last Friday where 1 club president out of 3 responded, but only because our division governor was a member of his club. But I think I achieved a passing grade (barely), more for some effort than achievement since the other 3…
 
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  • Heartbleed bug

    Stephen Zhu
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:47 am
    You may heart the Heartbleed bug, a major security flaw was discovered with OpenSSL, a cryptographic library that enables SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) or TLS (Transport Security Layer) encryption for a majority of sites across the web, on Monday, April 7. The good news is that, because of the OpenSSL version we’re using on the server, XMind Ltd has not been affected by this bug. So please enjoy your XMind and XMind.net service.
  • Compuwave GmbH, a good partner

    steve
    20 Feb 2014 | 1:13 am
    We’re very glad to share a news that XMind is rewarded as Compuwave’s top product, and XMind Ltd is the best vendor in 2013. Compuwave GmbH is a very experienced and professional software distributor in the European. They have offered the service for local clients for a few years. They are our important partner in the Europe. Both Compuwave GmbH and XMind Ltd believe that we will have a better cooperation in the year of 2014 and the future. We will offer the better produce and service to local people and company clients.
  • New XMind is arrived

    steve
    23 Jan 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Happy New Year! And thanks for your waiting. Right now, we gave away new XMind(3.4.1), more stable and better user experience. Import Mindjet File XMind now can succeed in importing Mindjet files again. If you were Mindjet user before, you can now use the light-weight and free mind mapping software to continue your working. If one of your colleagues is Mindjet user, you can also exchange your working for collaboration. Mutil branch color The “Multi Branch Colors” functionality is available again. We can simple beautify our mind map and improve the creativity by changing the branch…
  • XMind 2013 makes incremental improvements, maintains excellent usability

    steve
    12 Jan 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Notes: this review is from the famous mind map expert — Chuck Frey. And your can view the original article by clicking HERE. In November, mind mapping software developer XMind Ltd. launched XMind 2013 with a host of incremental improvements that make it even more versatile, but without complicating the program’s simple, easy-to-use interface. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at what’s good, what needs improvement and the program’s suitability to business needs. Local network sharing Most teams are forced to share mind maps by e-mailing them – or placing them in a…
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

    steve
    24 Dec 2013 | 1:19 am
    Around this time of year, most of you should enjoy the happiest time of 2013. And we would love to send a warm Thank You. It’s your support and encouragement, that promote us to step forward. And we never take them as granted. Within 2013, we released XMind 2013,  the more powerful and stable version. It has 10 new features, many improvements, and bug-fixed. Since November 2013, XMind 2013 has been downloaded by 700,278 times. From the January, XMind has been totally downloaded by 3,357,597 times. And for this moment, XMind is helping millions of people world widely to improve their…
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  • A Fresh Look for Mindomo with HTML5

    Nadina Lupu
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    One of our most  important 2014 resolutions has come true – we finally made the shift from Flash to HTML5. Mindomo is now synced with today’s always-on evironment: the app runs smoothly on all devices, including the mobile ones, it’s lighter, tidier, and way faster than before. Thanks to Mindomo’s beautified interface, all mind mappers, [...]
  • Mindomo 7 Beta Testers Wanted

    Nadina Lupu
    25 Feb 2014 | 7:08 am
    We’re about to release Mindomo 7, and we can proudly say that our last few months of hard work will bring you a lighter, faster, simpler and more intuitive version of Mindomo. We could really use your help to add the final touches, so we’re launching a closed beta testing today where you can participate [...]
  • Meet Our New Team Member

    Nadina Lupu
    7 Feb 2014 | 2:35 am
    We are happy to introduce Albert as our new team member. He’s that piece of the puzzle we’ve been searching for. Just catch a glimpse at his bio and you’ll see why we chose him: Albert was born a couple of months ago, on a beautiful December morning. He grew up extremely fast into a [...]
  • Higher Accessibility With Brand New Mindomo 2.3. For Android

    Nadina Lupu
    30 Jan 2014 | 7:18 am
    Thousands and thousands of people are using Mindomo on their Android devices. What is really uplifting for our team is that they take the time to share with us their positive outcomes after using the app. We want to keep things this way, and  we want our users here with us in the long run. This is why we are constantly [...]
  • A Great New Year Together

    Nadina Lupu
    31 Dec 2013 | 3:11 am
    Just like most of you, we really enjoy this time of the year. Family reunions, presents, laughter and new plans. At least, this is how we did it in the Mindomo family. We also took the time to reflect upon our last year’s experience and make resolutions for the year to come: Keeping up with [...]
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  • Today’s Goals: 5 Daily Goals to A Purposeful and Rewarding...

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    Today’s Goals: 5 Daily Goals to A Purposeful and Rewarding Day These five goals initially started as a personal exercise to help me develop meaningful goals for each day, and then grew into a useful theme to help others direct their lives toward more personally meaningful goals. Today’s goals consist of giving, growing, and having fun: Giving (external)     1. Create value: Create products and ideas that matter.      2. Help others: Help others do and grow. Growing (internal; self-growth)     3. Learn something: Be a lifelong learner.     4. Get better: Improve your knowledge and…
  • Google Helpout on Mind Mapping Exciting news: I’m one of the...

    17 Nov 2013 | 7:59 am
    Google Helpout on Mind Mapping Exciting news: I’m one of the first people offering personalized help over live video through Google Helpouts. I’m offering FREE mind mapping help through end of the year and invite you to check out my Mind Mapping Helpout at http://goo.gl/vdOSph.
  • Helping Your Child Find their Passions &...

    28 Oct 2013 | 6:04 am
    Helping Your Child Find their Passions & Interests Presentation by Dr. Tracy Cross, President of the National Association for the Gifted Children, at the October 2013 Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academic Programs Parent Conference. Lots of excellent tips for parents to help their children succeed. MindMeister mind map: http://goo.gl/WluP7A Mindjet mind map on Biggerplate: http://goo.gl/peYa6x
  • "Teaching students how to learn is as important as teaching them...

    7 Oct 2013 | 7:51 pm
    "Teaching students how to learn is as important as teaching them content, because acquiring both the right learning strategies and background knowledge is important—if not essential—for promoting lifelong learning." writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University, in an article just published in American Educator.  Full article: http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/fall2013/Dunlosky.pdf This is a follow-up article to a comprehensive report, “Improving Students’ Learning With Effective Learning Techniques,” by Dunlosky et al. released earlier this year…
  • Final Argument: Great whiteboard and presentation iPad...

    11 Jul 2013 | 7:08 pm
    Final Argument: Great whiteboard and presentation iPad app Final Argument (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/final-argument/id480232096?ls=1&mt=8) captured my attention because of its mind mapped, non-linear layout of slides.  Features (see screenshot): 1. There’s a separation of presenter’s view from the audience’s view. As a presenter, you see both screens which helps you with transition between slides but your audience sees only the slides in audience’s view. You also have the option to show your audience the entire screen of your iPad (both views). 2. Presenter’s view has a mind…
 
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