Posts Tagged ‘mindjet’

A Mindmap for Weighing the Pros and Cons of Any Decision

July 30, 2008

We all have to make decisions everyday.  Weighing the pros and cons of those decisions can be very difficult at times.

To help make the process easier, Mindjet has created a mindmap template that helps you more effectively identify the right solution.  It helps you sort through the pros and cons of any decision. 

I’ve personally found this template to be very useful.  There is nothing like seeing your pros and cons side by side. 

Here’s the template for your review:

(Click on mindmap to enlarge)

If you are interested in downloading and using this template, download it from the Mindjet website.   Click here to download.


The iPhone Mindmap: Seeing What the iPhone Can Do

July 14, 2008

As you probably know Apple, Inc. released its latest version of the iPhone on July 11, 2008 in the US.  

As an iPhone user I am just amazed at all the things this phone can do.  I thought a mindmap would be a great way to show all the features of the iPhone.

If you have an iPhone, this mindmap let’s you see just how amazing your new phone really is.  

If you don’t have an iPhone (and you don’t have a problem with AT&T as they are the exclusive provider in the US), you REALLY need to consider getting one.

Whether people like it or not, this phone completely changes the game!

(Click on mindmap to enlarge)

To see the detailed descriptions for each feature under the Notes icon you will have to download the mindmap.

The MindManager file (.mmap) for this mindmap is available for download at  You will need MindManager Pro 7MindManager 7 for Mac or the free MindManager Viewer 7 to download the file.  

Click here to download mindmap.

Mindjet Mindmapping Templates: Helping You Get Started

July 9, 2008

If you are new to mindmapping you might find it challenging getting started once you’ve purchased your mindmapping software. 

Fortunately there are a wide range of mindmapping templates that can help.

Mindjet, the maker of MindManager, has a wide range of business, educational, and personal productivity templates that you can adapt to your needs.  

These templates are great because they give you ideas about what’s possible with mindmapping.  They also help you speed up the mindmap creation process –  so you can start increasing productivity immediately.

Here are some of the templates that Mindjet offers on their site for download:

Project Management:

Process Improvement:


Strategic Planning:


Student Productivity:

Teacher Productivity:

To download these templates and start using them immediately with MindManager Pro 7 for Windows or MindManager 7 for Mac, click here.

Cisco WebEx Achieves Business Results with Mindjet Mindmapping Software

July 5, 2008

For business executives in any business, before they use mindmapping they need one simple question answered: “How will this help me improve my bottom line?”

Stu Schmidt, Vice President for professional services at Cisco WebEx, is no different.  He asked how mindmapping could improve his bottom line and then developed a solution with Mindjet MindManager that showed it could. 

According to a business case study that focused on how WebEx incorporated MindManager into their business processes: “To WebEx’s professional services division, sales is the process of developing trust, demonstrating capability, and truly listening to the customer to learn about their needs – before developing a solution that produces business results.  WebEx uses MindJet MindManager at every step of the sales process – from the initial engagement, to inking the deal, to delivering the right solution.”

But before developing this mindmapping solution WebEx had a business challenge, according to the case study:

  • “To shorten sales cycles by ensuring that potential customers’ needs are captured accurately and correctly communicated to internal resources.”

With MindJet MindManager they developed a solution:

  • “WebEx uses MindManager to map clients’ needs before and after the sale to develop solutions that are on target in helping them solve their key challenges.”

And now they achieve specific business results:

  • “Improved customer engagement, shorter “time to trust”, and improved internal communications lead to significantly reduced sales cycles for this market leading company.”

In the 2-page case study you can learn more about how they:

  • Defined the common challenge of decreasing sales cycles and improving close rates
  • Improved sales process and customer collaboration
  • Created a requirements validation and customer sign off process

Here is their client facing MindManager mindmap used in all client engagements.  Click mindmap to enlarge:

Click here to read the 2-page case study.

Mindjet’s Interactive Quick Tour in Multiple Languages

June 30, 2008

Mindjet recently launched a new website and they are truly accommodating a global audience.  Now you can learn about MindManager, their Industry standard Mindmapping software, in English, German, French, Spanish or Japanese.

To experience their interactive Quick Tour click here.

Mindjet: The Industry Leader for Business Mindmapping

June 19, 2008

MindJet, the maker of MindManager Pro 7 and MindManager 7 for Mac, is clearly the industry leader when it comes to business mindmapping.  They have over one million licenses of MindManager software used globally by 85 of the Fortune 100 companies and more  than 50 percent of Global 2000 organizations.  To see a list of company case studies, click here.

Recently, Mindjet launched Mindjet Connect which allows users to collaborate on mindmaps.  As they state on their site, it is “a flexible, secure online environment where anyone from virtually anywhere can work together.”

I am personally a BIG fan of MindManager.  I use it everyday at work and in my personal life.  The tool is extremely flexible.  And once you see how easy it is to create a mindmap dashboard on your computer for all your important files, projects, websites, and links to other mindmaps –  you’ll never manage information the same way again!  I use MindManager Pro 7 for Windows at work and MindManager 7 for Mac at home (and yes, MindManager files from one operating system work on the other).  

In a world where information overload is increasingly becoming a problem for all of us, this tool allows you to capture, organize, and reuse information in ways that work for you.  It enables you to be a master of information – no matter how complex or detailed that information may be.  

MindManager allows you to see the high level relationships and drill down on the details with ease.

And for those of you who like outlines, any MindManager map can be quickly converted to an outline that can be exported to Word in literally two clicks!

On their site, Mindjet illustrates how people are using MindManager today:

Every once in a while there comes a “game changing” software application for business.  MindManager is such an application.  And once you see how useful it is at work, you’ll find yourself using it for your personal life too!

Anatomy of a Mindmap

June 13, 2008

To help you better understand the components of mindmap, I’ve created the mindmap below.  Often one of the challenges in explaining what a mindmap is to others is not having a clear understanding of what makes up a mindmap. 

The mindmap below should clear that up for you.  Click on the mindmap to enlarge:

I’ve also provided some information on Mindjet, one of the leading mindmapping software companies.