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The Mind Maps on this website can be used for personal and educational use. Permission should be sought from the author (as detailed in the description) for any commercial purpose.

Book Summaries using Mind Maps®

Mind Maps are effective for note taking from the spoken word and note making from the written word. You’ll organise information, ideas and concepts using images and keywords to add emphasis and association to your notes. Using these images creates visual triggers that help you to remember more and recall with ease. Some people think of Mind Maps as being a little unprofessional or ‘messy’, but we find that they are a great conversation piece and amaze most people. 

» Read our article on Note-making and note-taking with Mind Maps here...

Here are some Mind Maps that have been produced to summarise books. We've sorted them into the following sections:

Some are hand drawn and some have been produced on Mind Mapping software (including Mindjet® MindManager® and Buzan's iMindMap®). These examples are FREE for you to download and use for personal and educational purposes. We'd recommend you contact the author if you want to use them for business purposes.

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 Book Summaries - Created from a rapid pre-read

The Mind Maps below were completed after conducting a ten minute Rapid Pre-Read - a structured and purposeful preview which is introduced on Illumine's Effective Speed Reading™ and Speed Reading, Memory and Mapping Workshop.

Mind Map book summary - A User Guide to the Brain

A User Guide to the Brain

A hand-drawn summary of the book "A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain" by John Rathey.

 

 

       

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Mind Map book summary - De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

De Bono's Six Thinking Hats

A hand-drawn summary of the book "Six Thinking Hats" by Edward de Bono.

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Book summary Mind Map - Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

A hand-drawn summary of the book "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman.

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Book summary Mind Map - Principles of Kinesiology

Principles of Kinesiology

A hand-drawn summary of the book "Principles of Kinesiology" by Maggie La Tourelle.

 

Book summary Mind Map - Principles of Kinesiology

 

 

 

 Book Summaries - Business Specific

Mind Maps are a great way to condense business books or lengthy reports down into key points and actions. These Mind Maps can then be used if giving a presentation or writing your own summary on a specific topic.

Book summary Mind Map - Effective Innovation (John Adair)

Effective Innovation - John Adair

An overview of the key points and learning from the book.

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Book summary Mind Map - Orbiting the Giant Hairball (Gordon MacKenzie)

Orbiting the Giant Hairball - Gordon MacKenzie

An overview of the key points and learning from the book. 

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More about Illumine Training

This site and examples library is brought to you by illumine Training. We'd like to thank everyone that has contributed to the site. If you'd like to find out more about Illumine Training please see the Mind Map below or visit our main site at www.illumine.co.uk
 

About Illumine Training Mind Map

About Illumine Mind Map

Hand Drawn by Artist Paul Forman. Paul is an illustrator and his website is www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk

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