Several years ago, Senior Fellow Paul O’Byrne came to California and taught two CPE courses for the California CPA Education Foundation: Mind Mapping: An Accountant’s Mind Unleashed..
They were fantastic courses. Dan and I still receive comments from people who went through them, and now use mind maps religiously.
When I first met Paul in March 2000, I was giving a talk in Stratford-upon-Avon [birthplace of William Shakespeare] and Paul was in the audience mind mapping my presentation. I had seen people do this in the UK, but never in the states.
Afterward, he showed me the mind map of my talk, along with one by David Maister, Tom Peters, and others. It made complete sense, since it conforms to how our mind remember things.