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From Ideas to Action

Apr 17, 2017

Driving your ideas to completion can be a challenge especially when you are dealing with multiple data sources, complex and sometimes ill-defined requirements in addition to many stake holders. However, creating a complete context for all your project goals and information makes it easy to manage everything and bring projects to a successful completion.

Yesterday we had a great webinar on nonlinear project management. If you missed it, here’s the recording & example Brain. Continue below for a summary of our best practices.

Making the Most of Your Brain

Jan 20, 2017

A Round Up of Ideas, Tips & Food for Thought from a Few Notable Brain Experts.

The New Year brings new ideas and growth. Now is the time to create some new Brains that take your projects to the next level and make the most of the New Year.

So in the spirit of moving forward I asked some well-known big thinkers and Brain users:

“What key feature or approach do you recommend to TheBrain users to unleash their potential with their Brains this year?”

Each participant was given free reign to interpret the question and the results are both revealing and intriguing. Read what some of our experts like Jerry Michalski, James Burke, Omer Aziz, Conrad Clyburn and Wallace Tait have to say.

Happy 18th Brain Anniversary to Jerry Michalski!

Dec 8, 2015

“18 Years = 281K Thoughts and Crossing the Half-Million Link Mark!”

Acclaimed tech analyst and futurist Jerry Michalski has started his 281,000 plus Thought Brain 18 years ago this month. This December we pay tribute to his very popular internet Brain that he shares with the world. This year Jerry also released his very own app of his digital Brain.

Congrats and best wishes Jerry!!

Spring Gardening and Fine Tuning Your Brain

Mar 23, 2015

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”

-Winston Churchill

Spring is officially here, a time of renewal and growth. As you start your spring cleaning in your garage and gardening outside you can do the same in your digital Brain by editing out old Thoughts and content as well as making new connections.

Most users are surprised by how easy it is to change relationships and reconstruct a Brain. There are a number of very useful authoring and editing tools that make changing your Brain a snap. Here are a few tips for reviewing and updating your Brain for maximum efficiency.

One Brain for Instant Access to Everything

May 20, 2013

Most of us spend our time juggling an array of projects for all aspects of our life. Creating a Brain with both business and personal Thoughts can help you get the big picture on everything. Moreover, you will gain instant access to any idea or file in seconds, making multitasking a breeze!

This blog entry features a “Template Brain for Everything” to download and will provide some useful ideas for creating that one Brain that has it all.

Visualizing Decisions and No Limits Brainstorming:

Mar 30, 2009

Today we are all under pressure to do more with less, and to do it quickly. This is why getting the big picture on projects and not losing sight of new ideas is challenging. Visualizing key decision points, company objectives and business processes can ensure that higher level goals are reached and that you are taking the best approaches now and for the future.

Getting Things Done with TheBrain

Mar 3, 2009

"First of all, if it’s on your mind, your mind isn’t clear. Anything you consider unfinished in any way must be captured in a trusted system outside your mind, or what I call a collection bucket, that you know you’ll come regularly back and sort through."

David Allen, Getting Things Done

Moving Beyond Information Hierarchies: An Introduction to Dynamic Mind Mapping

May 6, 2008

Many of our users ask if TheBrain is mind mapping software, file management software or something else… According to Mac|Life Magazine this month, TheBrain is the “most compelling computer adaptation of mind mapping encountered”. So I thought it only fitting to blog about: whether or not TheBrain is in fact “mind mapping software”, what exactly is TheBrain, and where does it fit into the array of desktop applications that you have running on your computer.

Must Create Thoughts for Your Brain

Apr 13, 2008

Your Brain is only as good as the Thoughts inside it. Here is a listing of the most useful Thoughts for your Brain that can take your mind mapping into a whole new direction, capturing more aspects of your life for greater insight and instant recall.

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