Using Mind Maps Magazine
Issue 17

Meet the Mind Mapping Experts - Q&A with Licensed Buzan Instructor Tarek Fahmy

Editor's Note: The Mobile Revolution - Faizel Mohidin

This month we feature Tarek Fahmy, a licensed Buzan instructor. Tarek has a lot of business experience, and it’s very interesting to observe his journey since he discovered Mind Mapping. This can be a lesson for all of us. The benefits of Mind Mapping have no bounds!

The mobile revolution

The growth of mobile devices and smartphones has brought about social, technological and economic changes by putting these devices in nearly everybody’s hands. Even the remotest areas and poorest communities will have access to smartphones in the next few years. 

The magazine is therefore evolving to take advantage of these changes.

Excerpts From This Issue:

Meet the Experts - Q&A with Tarek Fahmy, Licensed Buzan Instructor

This month we feature Tarek Fahmy, a licensed Buzan instructor. Tarek has been contributing regularly to the Magazine, and has provided Mind Maps of various tools, techniques and tips. So, without any further ado, let’s get into it…

Q. Please tell us a little about your background.

I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt.

I studied Electrical Engineering and also completed my MBA.  A couple of years ago, I got my Masters Degree in History… Mind Maps has helped me a lot in my studying...

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You Talked, We Listened: Announcing the New MindManager 15 for Windows - Michael Deutch

At Mindjet, we strive to provide revolutionary ways for people to be more innovative, creative, collaborative, and productive. There’s nothing more important to us than making that happen.

To that end, MindManager has evolved to take mind mapping way beyond just the brainstorming session. Now it provides one of the most flexible methods for teams and individuals to capture ideas, create strategic plans, and manage everything from meetings to massive projects. We are thrilled to continue that evolution with the new MindManager 15 for Windows, and we hope that you’ll be as excited as we are...

Roger C. Parker’s Newcomer’s Perspective - Mind Mapping Efficiency.  Part 3: Saving Time with Map Parts

Map Parts are one of the most useful time savers built into many mind mapping software programs. 

From working with other types of personal computer software, you’re probably familiar the many ways you can use templates to save time. Templates define the structure of various types of projects; they provide you with a “paint-by-number” framework for entering text, data, and graphics. A spreadsheet template, for example, saves time creating a profit and loss statement for your business plan...

ChatWork Uses MindMeister to Dramatically Decrease Meeting Time - An Interview with Chatwork Co., Ltd

This post is a reprinted translation of an article found on, a website managed by Japanese MindMeister Ambassador Yuki Kawazoe. 

Share and edit your meeting minutes with MindMeister and see your meeting time decrease dramatically…

It’s time to take off your blinders (and expand your thinking) - Chuck Frey

I bet you didn’t know you’re wearing blinders – you know, those leather or plastic screens attached to a horse’s bridle, next to its eyes, that keeps it focused on what’s in front of it and prevents it from seeing what’s next to it and behind it.

Not literally, of course. That would be ridiculous.

But if you’re like most people, you’re wearing mental blinders that limit your ability to think, create and problem solve effectively.

Learning To Draw Part 1: Adding Images to Your Mind Maps - Jamie Nast

Most adults claim they cannot draw well, so today I’m starting a series that will teach you how to draw simple icons and add them to your mind maps that you draw by hand.

We will draw two images per article. I’m not going to tell you what we are going to draw in advance because the brain will tend to immediately say, “I can’t draw that!” You will start by drawing the contents of the first box and building on that as you go…

There is Never a Right Time - Adam Sicinski

Are you waiting? Are you waiting for that perfect moment when everything is just how it’s supposed to be before you take that action, complete that project, pursue that goal, or take that chance?

Imagine for a moment waking up tomorrow morning. You get out of bed, brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed for work and get into your car all ready to drive to the office. But then you wait… and wait… and wait for all the traffic lights to turn green before starting the engine. And so you wait… and wait… and wait… until the work day passes you by.

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