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Tony Buzan is the world's leading
author, lecturer and adviser to governments, businesses, the
professions, universities and schools on the brain, learning and
thinking skills. In addition, he is founder of the Brain Trust
Charity and the Use Your Head/Brain Clubs, President of the Mind Sports
Council and the Buzan organisation.
Tony is the creator of the concepts of Mind Mapping, Radiant Thinking and Mental Literacy.
Born in 1942, Tony Buzan graduated from the University of British
Columbia in 1964, achieving double Honours in psychology, English,
Mathematics and the General Sciences.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s he worked for the
Daily Telegraph in Fleet Street, and edited the International Journal
his 85 best selling books which have sold over five millions copies
worldwide, the classic Use Your Head and other books in the Mind Set
series has catapulted him into position as one of the BBC's top-selling
His books have now been published in over 100 countries
and translated into 30 languages.
Tony Buzan has become an international media star
featuring in, presenting and co-producing many satellite broadcasts,
television, video and radio programmes, including the Use Your Head
series (BBC), the Open Mind series (ITV) and the recent In Search of
He is advisor to government departments and
multinational organisations, and is a regular lecturer to leading
international businesses, universities and schools.
Tony is also an advisor to the international Olympic
coaches and athletes and to the British Olympic Rowing squad, as well
as the British Olympic chess squads. He is himself a prize-winning
He is an elected member of the International Council of
Psychologists and a Fellow of the Institute of Training and
is a member of the Institute of Directors, a Freeman of the City of
London and is also a Patron of the Young Entrepreneurs Societies of
both Cambridge and Bristol Universities.
In Feb 2008, Tony received a lifetime
achievement award from the American Creativity society
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
About Tony Buzan
"If there wasn’t a Tony Buzan, we
would have to invent him"
Jean Huston, Author: The Possible Human
"Buzan’s mental technology is five
years ahead of the game. Any company using it will inevitably gain the
IBM Executive, New York
"The most important testimonial I
can provide to the concept of Mind Mapping is that I use it myself. It
now mirrors my thinking, impresses the hell out of the businessmen I
teach, and is a fun and easy way to develop a plan of action. I
consider Tony Buzan’s books on improving memory function the most
important books I have read"
Gerald Schwartz, PhD, Vancouver, Canada
About The Mind Map Book
"Tony Buzan’s Mind Map Book will
do for the brain what Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time did for
Raymond Keene, O.B.E., Chess Grandmaster, Mind Sports
Correspondent, The Times of London
"We teach – and use – Tony Buzan’s
techniques at FDS, The Mind Map Book is a valuable addition to our
Les Alberthal, Chairman, President & C.E.O.,
Electronic Data Systems
Mind Mapping as a Technique
"If I am concerned about having
too much or what to cover in a speech, I organise it by Mind Mapping
Dr. Ken Blanchard, Author, The One Minute Manager
"The use of Mind Mapping is an
integral part of my Quality improvement program here at Boeing. This
program has provided savings of over $10 million this year for my
organisation (10 times my goal)."
Dr. Mike Stanley, Director of Special Projects, Boeing
"I was moved by his genius – our
best business colleagues are using Tony’s Mind Mapping and other
techniques to fly through daily information and reduce research
projects to half the size."
Louis Tice, Chairman and Director, The Pacific
Tony Buzan's achievements to date:
- The world’s leading author on the brain and learning
(>95 authored and co-authored books to date with sales totalling
five million (and accelerating!)
- Buzan’s books and other products have achieved
massive success in more than 100 countries and 30 languages, generating
revenues in excess of £100 million (one hundred million pounds).
- World’s top lecturer on the brain and learning. The
Mind Magician has lectured in 67 countries over the past 30 years,
logging over two million miles (four times to the moon and back!) and
six months of time spent in the air! He has lectured to audiences
ranging from 5-year old kindergarten children through disadvantaged
students to first class graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, to the
world’s top business directors, and to the leading organisations and
governments. Tony Buzan is rated as the top international lecturer in
15 national and international management associations - his average
rating from all audiences over 30 years and totalling hundreds of
thousands of live participants: 94%!
- Inventor of Mind Maps ® the thinking tool described
as "The Swiss Army Knife of the Brain", now used by over 250 million
- Editor, the international journal of Mensa (the high
IQ society) from 1968-1971.
- International business consultant to major
multi-nationals including: British Petroleum, Barclays International,
General Motors, Walt Disney, Management Centre Europe, IBM, British
- Consultant and advisor to governments and government
organisations including: England, Singapore, Mexico, the Gulf States
- Author, Use Your Head, selected by the Express
Newspaper Group/Dillons as one of the thousand greatest books of the
last millennium, which should be read and in all libraries for current
- Olympic Coach.
- Co-founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad, which has, to
date, attracted 25,000 entrants from 74 countries world-wide.
- Founder of the World Memory Championships.
- Originator of the concept of Mental Literacy.
- Prize-winning poet.
- Prize-winning athlete.
- A global media personality, having appeared on over
100 hours of national and global television, and over 1,000 hours of
national and international radio. Has been seen and heard by an
estimated three billion plus people!