Idea creation fascinates me: it’s one of the reasons that I started Thoughtwrestling. Today I want to review an eBook that deals with idea creation, using mind mapping as a tool to help make ideas.
Paul Foreman writes the Mind Mapping Inspiration blog. His mind maps are true to the original vision of mind mapping that came from Tony Buzan: they are full of color and images. Virtually all of the maps are hand drawn, so they have a very organic feel to them.
Paul has written and published several eBooks. He generously offered to let me have a review copy of one of his eBooks and I chose Idea Creation (non-affiliate link). It’s a 101 page eBook full of mind maps and suggestions on how to create ideas.
It’s nicely done. It feels very stream of consciousness in its layout and delivery, which is an interesting approach. It’s quite a contrast to a lot of mind mapping that you see these days (including my own) because of the hand drawn mind maps. It’s obviously a labor of love.
I do think that the eBook has a lot of techniques in it. That may be a bit confusing for some readers, who may not be sure what techniques they are supposed to use in which situations. However, it’s balanced out by the constant message of giving ideas time and space to breathe.
If you are looking for a hand crafted approach to mind mapping and to idea creation, you’ll want to check out Paul Foreman’s website (see link at the top of the post) and his eBooks (he was written several other eBooks besides Idea Creation). Well done, Paul!
Images in this post were published with the permission of Paul Foreman.
My own mind mapping product deals with using mind maps as a way to get unstuck, focused and organized.
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