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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 of MENSA.
Among 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 international authors.

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 Genius (BBC2).

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 athlete.

He is an elected member of the International Council of Psychologists and a Fellow of the Institute of Training and Development.
He 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



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 competitive edge"
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 the universe."
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 toolkit."
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 the material."
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 Corporation, USA

"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 Institute, Seattle

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 people world-wide.
  • 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 Airways etc.
  • Consultant and advisor to governments and government organisations including: England, Singapore, Mexico, the Gulf States and Liechtenstein.
  • 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 millennium.
  • 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!

Tony Buzan's Personal Website



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