Jamie Nast is the author of "Idea Mapping" published by John Wiley & Sons. The book is available in the Business/Economics section of bookstores. Jamie has trained over 15,000 people world-wide to be more creative, more productive and better learners.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Purdue University Experiments With Mapping

Hal Kirkwood is an Associate Professor and one of the librarians in the Management & Economics Library at Purdue's Krannert School of Management. He created a map that is designed to provide an alternative method of access for students and faculty to the multitude of business databases available. It started out as a proximity map and has since mutated to the current version.

He's working on improving the usability/viewability of it, as well as providing a layer of information on where the information comes from, how it flows through the topics, and then into the databases. The goal is to not only direct students to the proper resources for their information needs, but to also improve their awareness of the business research process.

So far it has been very well received by students. Due to the emphasis on technology transfer at Purdue, many more engineering students are looking for business information and they find the map to be extremely useful. Hal and his team will be testing and experimenting more with it this Spring semester and presenting on it at the Computers in Libraries conference in April.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

William Reed Article

For those of you who know William Reed, you know he is a man of many talents -- including Idea Mapping. The Japan Times has just written a wonderful article on him that you will want to read. Click here for the article link. Congratulations William!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Interview with Leslie Stone of Summit City Radio

Today I had an interview with one of Ft. Wayne, Indiana's radio personalities. Leslie and I spent 30 minutes talking about Idea Mapping, its benefits, and applications. The show will be heard on February 18th at 7:00 AM on a program called A Closer Look. This show can be heard on both 1250AM and 102.9FM (WGL). The following week you will hear clips from the interview on these stations as well as:

WNHT 96.3 FM - Wild
WXKE 103.9 - Rock 104

A recording of this interview will be loaded in the Press section of www.ideamappingsuccess.com when the audio is available.

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